What’s better than silence? Near silence.
When I was younger and living in Glace Bay, I used to enjoy walking down to the end of South Street to the beach. Except for summer there was no one there, and I could sit and watch the watch the waves. Some days I would dream of sailing down the coast or sailing across the ocean. Other days I used the sounds of the sea to calm my mind. The simple sound of the waves and nothing else is something I crave to this day.
Silence is great. But there is something in the almost silence of a place that is better. It can be any sounds, from the ocean to the wires in the walls humming. Part of your brain is engaged by the simple sound while the rest of it finds peace in the background of quietness.
If you can, try to find such near silence. Give your brain just the break it needs.
If you like the sound of the water and you like white noise generators, then this one’s for you: VirtOcean: Ocean noise generator. Good for sleeping, working, or just for relaxing sounds in your everyday life.
Fans of Grado should know that they have upgraded their Prestige line. For example, those of you who may have had their SR125e may want tto upgrade to the new SR125x. I know, the e series is great and you may never want to give them up. But check this out regardless: Grado Labs – SR125x.
They have upgrades from the SR60 to the SR325. Whether you have the 125s or the 325s or even the 60s — all great — you can consider moving up in terms of quality, even if it is just going from the SR60e to the SR60x. So gift your old cans to someone younger who can gain a new appreciation of music and sound through a good set of headphones, then head over to their website and upgrade yourself.
(Image from the Grado site. No sponsorship here: I just think they make a great product).
I can’t vouch for everything on this list, but over the years I’ve acquired a three of the items on it and they are all good:
- Grado headphones
- Tivoli radios
- Sonos One speakers
Some are even on sale!
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December 11, 2019 in ideas, new!
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