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?


Retired. 3 hours each day on average. Usually my happy hour, 4 to 7pm. Grew up around bands and listening to music all the time til 21. Then worked my arse off and started my own businesses starting at 26 years old, meaning spent many years after that when I simply could not find the time for music. So you could say, I am closing the circle.

@noromance nailed it for me. Instead of turning on the idiot box at night after work, I fire up the system and explore new to me artists and albums on Qobuz, or spin some of my favorite vinyl.  Often with a Templeton Rye Manhattan or two.  I try to do this a couple times a week.  Of course it’s just me here now (not necessarily by choice…), so not a lot of other things to compete for my attention these days outside of my daily job.

As a professional musician who works constantly, it's usually the last thing i want to do. The best bet is the occasional week off, even then only after a few days to decompress.

From an early morning to a late at night and sometimes over the entire night.  Music is my drug.  It makes me happy and complete. I also learned  how to multitask while listening to music  and it helps when you're semiretired and working from home. Lucky me, I guess.....