not really sure where this topic goes, or if it has already been rehashed before, if so i apologize: how do you listen to music? for me, i don't know if it's because my brain can't work that way, but i can't seem to do both, meaning i can't enjoy music and enjoy how it sounds at the same time. if i like something enough, then usually i would consider it awesome no matter what speakers it's coming out of. well, to a certain extent. obviously i'd much rather listen to music on my home system than through headphones at the gym. but when i do listen at home, and i'm enjoying the music, i usually get so caught up in it that i end up not paying attention to little subtleties. i just love the notes i'm hearing so much i forget about all the little technicalities. same goes the other way. if i'm listening for imaging, spaciousness, instrument localization, etc., i usually focus so much on that i can't seem to actually pay attention to the music itself, and don't enjoy it as much. is there something wrong with me? why can't i do both things at once? i really would like to, is there some sort of class i can take at the local community college or something? it makes me depressed sometimes, that i can't enjoy how good the music is and how good it sounds at the same time. another thing, when you buy a new cd/record/whatever, what do you listen for first, the music or the sound quality of the recording? am i just kidding myself, am i wasting all this money on nice stereo equipment if i can't appreciate it unless i'm specifically listening for it?