In yesterday’s post on listener fatigue, we came to understand it’s the over-etched quality of upper frequencies that often lead to our ear’s protective mechanisms engaging. Too much unnatural detail and we move away from the source as if it were a blinding light.
Tracking down and fixing the problems at the root of listener fatigue can be challenging because there are so many possible culprits: cables, electronics, rooms, source material. An endless list leaving us lost.
What to do?
My first suggestion is to jump into the history game for a moment. Here, we look back over time to see when the fatigue wasn’t there. If we’ve just made changes to the system then our job gets a bit easier. Before the change, no fatigue. After changes, fatigue. Let’s imagine this is our situation.
Perhaps our first reaction is to just go back to when we didn’t have the problem. Yet, that’s unlikely. We made the change in the hopes of getting something better. Let’s stay the course—at least for a little while. Perhaps a few suggestions to try:
There are plenty more tricks if you need. What we want is to neither tolerate fatigue nor run from the hills when we encounter it.
You can always call our Hi-Fi Specialists for help too. 800 PSAUDIO if you just want to chat or need some advice.