I listen to a lot of jazz, mostly early jazz from the 60′s and late 50′s. These are classic recordings that move me because the artists have managed to share their art with us on precious recordings.
Today too many people use iPhone to listen to music and that’s too bad because music on your iPhone is compressed and as such it loses some of its sonic capabilities. I know who has time to sit at home and listen to great music ? You would if you had a decent hi-fi system.
Jazz is my inspiration and regular listening allows me to stay motivated so now I listen to the jazz recording and learn.
There is a belief that you need to spend ten’s of thousands of dollars to get a great hi-fi system. To this I say “bullshit” ! You can get an excellent hi-fi system for under $2500 if you know what you’re doing.
The key is to take some CD’s of some of your favorite music down to a local hi-fi dealer and listen to them on some systems. By the way if you like rap or other overly produced music a good hi-fi system won’t make a damn bit of difference.