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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My perception changes over time. I think I hear distortion that I hadn’t noticed before, or some detail is all at once smeared in a certain frequency range. I can check on my headphones, which are an entirely different system, to see if it’s just me or if I’m really picking up on a problem. 99% of the time it’s me. I hear the same problem on the headphones, or anything else I listen to. Sometimes things actually seem to sound very different. Other times they sound the same, but for some reason aren’t able to have a positive effect on me like they do when I’m in a good mood. What’s weird though is that usually when I’m not enjoying the sound quality much at all, I can still really get in to the musical styles and lyrics. So I keep listening, but purely as a music lover, not an audiophile. Most of the time I’m both.

Another perception I’ve noticed is that I’ll listen to a song for the first time, and be astounded by the sound quality, with a strong recollection of how certain things sounded amazing. Further listening to the same tracks I hear them different from then on, and it doesn’t seem as amazing. But the memory of it sounding amazing persists, and creates a sort of mythical place in my mind of that one special moment, lost somewhere in time and space.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that if something sounds bad it can put me in a bad mood so that I don’t enjoy the following things I play.

I confirm that it is also  true for me...

Reason why i did all i could to correct acoustic ...

One thing that I’ve noticed is that if something sounds bad it can put me in a bad mood so that I don’t enjoy the following things I play.

 

You were just very tired (what were you doing that day?).

Happened to me recently.