Music doesn’t sound as good anymore!!! Is it my hearing or what?
I’m finding it less enjoyable listening to stuff on my mp3 player, and i’m not sure whether it’s my ears, the equipment, or what.
I have a nwz-a15 sony walkman, and decent headphones (sony mdr-1a). But find i’m enjoying stuff a lot less, in terms of finding the sound quality detracting. Now, most of the music on my player is in lossless formats, WAV or FLAC.
Yet i remember a lot of it sounding much better in days of yore, when i had a tape Walkman (especially music that i bought recently that i hadn’t listened to since those days like Deiseal’s ‘Long Long Note’). I don’t have a tape player to compare now, unfortunately.
Is this me, a kind of ‘nostalgia ain’t what it used to be’ ;) ? Or is it genuinely poorer equipment nowadays?
As a follow-up question, what mp3 player and headphones would you guys go with (within reason, say a maximum of £200-00 for each)?