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?


@nonoise +1 "I listen when I want to and not to some ideal from a forum or peer group that's all caught up in the gear and minutiae."

...and, I got a tuner and tune it to KUSC classical music station and just let it run in the background most of the time while I live my life in the house, including when I'm "at work" online.  That, plus a multi-disc cd player... good to go.  "Dedicated listening sessions"... meh, sure why not, when the spirit moves me, lights low, a little weed and some chamomile tea, maybe a snuggle lover along for the ride.

and @noromance +1  Turn off the TV.  

@curtdr it didn't take long to turn this into a race of who has more hours of "dedicated listening sessions" a day.


@curtdr , Like you, I've gotten to where when I'm not listening to something really enjoyable, I just tune my radio to KKJZ (88.1FM) and listen to jazz for most of the day. Life it good if you know what you've got and appreciate it. 👍

All the best,

I think you can work and listen to nuances but true listening time is a couple hours per week for me.

If listening to music through your system helps to alleviate some stress and connect with that part of your soul that find bliss does the amount of time really matter? 

I currently have the luxury of my 2nd system at my desk, so I've got my diy Walsh 2ways' driven by a small Phillips that's clean enough for an office.  Driven with CD or the 'puters.  One is work, the other is on hold.  There's that I listen to while working, various live outdoor concerts in S America, held in remote places, blasting a crowd with house music and firehoses.... Looks like more fun Being There than Here...but, gotta pay to be doing This to at least. *S*

Use the beat & rhythm to drive the day along... ;)

At 72.75, I guess I ought to retire.

FThat, too much to do keeps one on foot, thinking, doing.  Lots of irons in many fires keeps the Light on per Leonard. ;)

One project proposed is to build self a 'studio' of sorts here for my obsessions.
A better space for that which I've amassed, and all the tinketry that it accompanies it....  

Anyway, more later elsewhere. Main system is 'offline' for the moment, and could use 'freshening'...*s*