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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    I usually start with focused listening to get my dose of high end, and after that it’s all of the above.

    Or, I browse through things I like, and do a rock, jazz or classic tour de NAS.


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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    I do.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    To darn old to just set still and listen, But its usually listen for a while reading or doing something around the house.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    I don’t do background music unless I’m driving, so when I want to hear music it is a full listening session. Usually accompanied by a nice glass of vino (or two). If I wander off it is through Roon or pulling songs I have heard and SoundHounded/Shazaamed into my Roon library.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    My living room sound system provides me with background music most of the day. I turn it on in the morning while I'm brewing coffee. It usually remains playing music until early afternoon. During that time I am often reading or on the Internet. Having music playing keeps the house from feeling empty. Late afternoon will often find my sitting in the sweet spot in the living room for a couple of hours enjoying music without distractions.

    The studio system is a whole different experience. When I go into the studio, usually at night, it is for the express purpose of enjoying music on that sound system. I'll dim the lighting way down and allow myself the pleasure of being completely absorbed in my choice of music. These listening sessions can go for as long as three to five hours uninterrupted.

    Both the living room and studio sound systems deliver excellent performance. I don't feel compromised when listening to either system, but when I want complete immersion without distractions I generally migrate to the studio where the totally dedicate environment supports complete attention on the musical performance.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    I will generally sit and just listen. With that, there is the need to decide what music will come next.
    I currently have my system/room acoustics to the point that I will be looking at my iPad for music and find I am drawn away by the amazing detailed sound stage that is in front of me. It is so mesmerizing to hear. I just end up staring off in the direction of the front wall behind the speakers looking at different positions in the air as an instrument shows up then disappears as another one takes over.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    I only turn my stereo on when I am going to ‘listen’ to it. This means sitting in the sweet spot for hours and listening. Other than occasionally looking at an iPad Mini, and drinking beer, music is all that is occurring.
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    when I'm in my 'chair' it's music and nothing else, well except for the sipping of good whiskey ........
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    Pretty much work out while listening. Sometimes surf. Sometimes I stop and pay attention.
    So are you saying you don’t sit and listen to your system?
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    Re: Who Sits and Only Listens?

    you have to look at this question a couple of ways.

    how much time do you spend sitting in your listening chair in the sweet spot?

    of that time, what percentage is only listening?

    some rooms are multi-use rooms, where sometimes music is a background to other activity. my wife has Sonos and has music on all the time she does not have the TV on in her kitchen.

    for me; i spend 30+ hours a week sitting in my sweet spot. my room has no video monitor, it's 2 channel only. no other activity happens in that room except for my laptop web surfing....or reading my Kindle or a HiFi magazine.

    during digital listening; which is 70% of my listening, i multi-task, but still am engaged in listening, about 75% of the digital time. my dedicated 'music-only' digital listening time is mostly near bed time when i don't want to fall asleep with my turntable playing.

    during 30% for vinyl or tape i'm 100% listening.....typically with the lights dim.

    so my total is about 40-45% strictly sitting in my sweet spot just listening of my 30+ hours a week.

 

 
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