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?


What a long, strange thread this has been! So many of you don't seem to spend much time at all listening to music. But, as several have said, it's all a matter of priorities. 

Speaking for myself, I spend several hours almost every day parked in the sweet spot doing nothing else than listening. I read a lot, too, but not while I'm listening; I don't believe in "multi-tasking," and in any case, reading and listening to music are not "tasks." I rarely watch TV or movies. I've got a good second system connected to the TV; Von Schweikert speakers, good acoustic space, surround setup. And a pair of HiFi Man HE-1000 headphones plugged into a Headroom Supreme for portable high fidelity. But, other than the headphones, ALL of my music listening is done on my main system. I never listen in the car, and I never put music on as "background." 

Fortunately, this house is big enough for my wife and me to inhabit different parts of it. She's in the library/media room (with the Von Schweikerts), while I'm in the acoustically blessed living room with my main system. She's a pianist and, in her former European country, a musicologist and music writer, but she vastly prefers live concerts to recorded music, something I've never really understood.

As Nietzsche wrote, "Without music, life would be a mistake." Don't make that mistake! You've got an amazing technology for the purpose.

It never stop amazing me how fast a post can evolve from the original question. This one for example was asking how we find time to listen to the system we have spent years putting together to enjoy the music. Now we have to endure people referencing that listening to music through their cell phone speaker is finding time. Just as I tell my kids listening or understanding what your have read is an art. 

Sometimes I feel sorry that I am not spending as much time. 

If you still work full time and if your kids are still around, it would be hard to spend more than an hour per day for the music.

However, if you are a true music lover, you can still find time for music because the music brings a joy to your life. I listened to the music especially when I am tired and somewhat feel empty. The music always feels the void. 

My average time for music (in active listening mode, not as a background music or casual listening) is about 5 hours per week. Hope I can pull more hours.

Pheil congratulations and welcome to Audiogon.I can’t blame you staying single, husband are hindrance to audio. Especially younger men 67😀Sorry Deadhead , She is staying single.

Ihcho agree+++, I listen to music daily 2 to 3hrs on work day, off days 4to 8 HRs.