You are damn right!
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Yeah, balance is good...and often, silence (peace) is better. Still, when you do listen, or want to listen, quality is the best indeed.
I've found over the years that music would NEVER SEEM TO STOP playing in my head when I worked in the audio business daily! I found peace and quiet a good recipie for clearing out my mind.
It got so bad that I realized I couldn't make the songs stop laying in my head! So, I took a break compeletely for a while, and noticed a big difference in how I felt and operated.
I know far too many people who not only have music going when they are awake all day, but when they sleep! This is not good!...but that's my opinion anyway.
Now day's, I find I sometimes listen in my car (I like to drive too fast it seems, and play rock there mostly). But at home...no music hardly. I do mostly movies at home, when enjoying with my gal/friends. I like it more that way these days. Needless to say, I "turn it off" more than on now. But I do enjoy it when I "do turn it up"! Balance....quiet...noise....quiet...noise...but mostly quiet
The worst tends to be what's on the phone while you wait. But generally, I don't notice that music is all around -- it's not at my office, I listen to NPR during the commute, many of the stores I frequent don't play music. All in all, I'm not overexposed so it doesn't bother me. Noise on the other hand is all around. It would be great to reduce both noise and light pollution overall -- per Themadmilkman, the great outdoors is the place to go (except for the dirt bikes, snowmobiles and jeeps!).