Mood


Last night, listening before I went to bed, I was convinced there was something radically wrong with my system. Nothing sounded good.  This morning I decided to play something I was sure would sound good.  All of a sudden my mood picked up.  Now everything I heard after that was reference sound quality.

I wonder if anyone else has had that kind of mood swing from one day to the next.

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Definitely. If I’m in a bad mood; not always, but mostly, this will affect how I perceive my system. When I find myself in a cranky, crappy mood, I just don’t bother sitting down to listen. Luckily, I’m a mostly happy-go-lucky, philosophical, pragmatic, optimistic person, so this doesn’t happen often.

I also don’t sit down to listen straight after I finish work for the day (I work from home); I let the working day melt away and decompress somewhat before listening, or again, I find it impacts my listening negatively 

The only times i feel or i felt so is when i perceived a problem with some acoustics speakers/room parameters...

Then i corrected it...

If after some times i am not in sound ectasy with the music so much it is because some acoustics parameters is not balanced with the others then i correct it...

( i suppose here gear synergy is there already which is starting point for sure but never enough by itself to optimize all acoustics parameters at play)

Tuning a system/room is a long process but very fun because you go from one level of satisfaction to a higher one till the potential limits of the specific gear quality level you own is reached...

Acoustics rules my mood not the reverse... 😊

 

i must say though that music experience and evaluation is dependant of my mood...

Some day i feel for this kind of music, some other day absolutely not...

Music rule my mood not the reverse ...😊

 

The 4 seasons of Vivaldi makes me happy , and Penderecki music for the victims of Hiroshima do not...

It is not my mood who decide the effect and the perception ... Then i pick the music convenient for my energy level this day and i decide where my attention must go ...

No doubt changes in mood, health, etc. can affect one’s sense of hearing along with everything else. As much as we may like to believe we are stable like a rock day in and out, fact is we like other forms of life are not machines, and in fact are quite fragile and highly dynamic organisms subject to constant change. That’s just how it is.  YMMV.

I have noticed that my mood will alter my listening experience. Also, I need the listening room to be in order. My perception definitely affects my mood and session.