How do you find time to enjoy your $$$ speakers and system?

Maybe this topic is more of recommendation and sharing ideas than a question. We invested in our hifi systems for years to get to a place where we appreciate what our systems sound. Now, how do you find time to enjoy listening to music if many of us work long hours and still need to take care of family, errands etc…I don’t remember when was the last time I spent more than 2 hours a week at the most to enjoy the system I spent $$$ to build. How do you find time to enjoy your system?


With my GF only one week a month. When at my place, she's a rock-'n-roll fool and banshee dancer who's fine with 95+ dB sound levels. So EYHO, gents, and in the next life, take more seriously The Beat song "I Want To Be With A Rock-'n Roll Girl" (who loves Mozart too).

Most either have money or time. Few are fortunate to have both. I find working while listening to be an acceptable compromise. 100% attention listening maybe 2 hours/month.

Very simple for me, I work from home and enjoy my system at least 5 hours a day. This is the perfect ROR.

Time is always limited. I have three different systems in my house. One main system, two secondary and high res earphones setup. Of course, main system has no alternative in SQ, but I love music at the first place and I can listen on any of my systems. It’s always good to feel the difference, it gives you ideas for improvements and lots of flexibility while you not in the listening room. 

When my kids were at home I built a 5.2 Krell/Dunlavy home theater system which I also used for playing CD's in the "background" while the family was together. I work from home now, and built a NAD/JBL 2 channel rig in my home office which is used for streaming throughout the workday. Best of both worlds.


As an aside, when my son moved out into his own apartment, I treated him to a pair of Klipsch Five's which freed him from the headaches of listening through headphones while wearing glasses. He was immensely grateful to have his first hifi system, perfect for the small size of his apartment. And he streams music through his PC even when he's not working or gaming. Having music fill the apartment adds warmth... just like home.