A Sonic Awakening: One Music Lover's Journey Into the World of High-End Audio, Part I
The morning of April 25, 2017, was nothing special. I sat in my car, chose some music from my phone on the Bluetooth panel on the radio and began the drive to work. After shuffling through a few artists I wasn’t in the mood for I finally landed on Visions by Haken, an album I’ve heard somewhere around one thousand times since its release in 2011.
Something was off. The album didn’t sound right. I checked the settings on the radio and the volume, but nothing was amiss. Chalking it up to feeling a little under the weather, I listened through as much as I could before arriving at work, where I figured I’d listen under slightly better circumstances once I got to my desk.
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