Spirit of another variety

Some of you may know that I am a lover and occasional performer of music.   I can get by without spirits, but without music, I have no spirit.

Until recently, my discretionary income was quite limited, so although I spent a lot of money on CDs and downloads, I didn’t want to spend $100+ on earphones when a $30 pair seemed to do the job.  Luckily for me, I sometimes order things from shopping channels during the wee hours of the morning while suffering from insomnia, then forget that I’ve ordered something until it arrives.

Apparently, I ordered some Bose in-ear headphones Sunday night!  I’ve heard the name Bose, and seen their products on the shopping channels for years, but never really believed the sound could be so much better that it was worth the great price difference.  Turns out I’ve been wrong all along.  I just tried out the earphones on a couple songs I have on my phone, and WOW!!  The richness of the bass, even without turning on the “bass boost” is amazing!  The trebles usually grate on my nerves, but no longer.  Oh, and the richness of Karen Carpenter’s vocal on “Ticket to Ride” is heartbreaking now!  I mean, I knew it was good, but these earphones add a whole new level of velvety warmth I’d never heard.  Just for balance, I also tried them out on Prince’s “Delirious.”  (It might be fun to have a psychologist analyze me based on my musical choices someday.)  There’s a whole bass line in the intro that I don’t think I’ve ever noticed, and the song no longer has that rinky-dink feel I remember.  It’s like the difference between a tune being played on a rosewood marimba versus a metal glockenspiel.  (Whew! I avoided the squiggly red spelling error line on that word on the first try!)

There is much more exploration of my musical library to be done, but on initial evaluation, I can say that at least one good thing has come of my chronic insomnia!

Here’s to hearing the things I’ve been missing!  Cheers!