It’s that time of the year. Looking back the achievements, the things swept under the carpet, bla bla bla…
Goal here is simple. Something learned or mistakes that happened in 2020, audio-wise, which may have value for others.
Since this is actually my first anniversary in the hobby, the following items below can summarize my year – in no particular order:
- became friends with the amp volume knob – when I started in the hobby, my plan was to control music volume in the keyboard (OS controlled). As of today, I don’t know, but changing the volume in the amp just sounds better than changing with the keyboard;
- no rush – new stuff keeps coming and there is no rush in boarding in hype trains of the moment;
- no over-listening – my best listening sessions happened after a while away from headphones. In other words, your brain deserves some rest.
- the power of DSP – that was probably the greatest achievement for me this year. Headphone limitations aside, DSP (a.k.a. proper EQ) is really a powerful tool and can save you a lot of cash down the road.
Those were just a couple of items I can remember now.
As of mistakes are concerned, I probably may have purchased more headphones than I needed. Somehow I remembered this quote “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
So, what has happened to you in the hobby this year, should you like to share it?