5 Reasons You Should Consider a Dedicated Listening Room
These are the Benefits of High-End Audio that You Deserve
If we were to ask anyone in DeKalb County or even the wider Northeast Indiana area if they like listening to music, we’d bet the answer would be a resounding “yes.” But how many of those voters have a dedicated space in their home for distraction-free listening? Probably not many.
The benefits of a listening room are far and wide, from optimizing your music experience to even improving your health. In this blog, we explore five reasons why any music-lover should consider a dedicated listening room for their high-end audio system. Just keep reading to learn more.
1. Creates the Optimum Listening Experience
Any homeowner with a high-end audio system understands how quality sound can dramatically affect the way you listen to music. What’s more, pairing high-fidelity audio components with a dedicated listening room takes your listening experience to whole new level.
The environment in which you listen to music can either greatly benefit or drastically damage the audio. A listening room offers perfectly fitted acoustic treatments for optimum sound absorption, strategic furniture placement for unobstructed listening, and guarantees a distraction-free experience. If you’ve ever wondered what a true musical haven sounded like, you’d find out in a dedicated listening room.
2. Boosts Your Health
According to psychologist Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, listening to music “increases the body's production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells” that help boost your immune system. Listening to music also lowers cortisol levels, helping you to feel relaxed.
So why are these benefits better in a listening room rather than in the car or at work? A dedicated listening room takes you away from distractions that can be counterproductive to the health benefits of music, such as driving or chatting with co-workers. Even if you’re enjoying your music at home, you’re likely having to keep the volume down to accommodate others in the house, or you’re distracted by your kids’ video games or spouse’s TV show.
A listening room to house your high-end audio system separates you from daily distractions so you can fully benefit from the dynamic, ambient sounds of your favorite tunes.
3. Complements Your Creativity
Studies also show that listening to music promotes divergent thinking, improves cognition, and enhances learning — all characteristics that help boost your creativity.
If your downtime consists of hobbies like drawing, painting, or writing, a listening room can be the perfect space to help fortify your creativity. Close the door to shut out distractions, put on your music of choice, and reap the creative benefits of your musical haven.
4. Feeds the Soul
Listening to music “is a way to bypass our rational side and to get in touch with the emotional life we often keep hidden,” according to Dr. Alan Turry, a master instructor of Clinical Music Therapy. A distraction-free listening room can provide a closed space for emotional healing, rediscovery, expression, and soul cleansing — important practices that often get overlooked when searching for ways to destress or recover.
5. Utilizes Your Home Space
Is there a room in your home that is seldom used? It could be a guest room, maybe an old study, or a finished basement. If you have dead space in your house, repurpose it and turn it into a dedicated listening room to reap all the benefits listed above. You’ve invested significant time and money into your home, so make sure every inch of it benefits and brings joy to you and your family. A dedicated listening room can do just that.
Ready to reap the benefits of a dedicated listening room? From choosing and installing the right high-end audio equipment to restructuring your space to achieve the perfect acoustics, our team at Innovative Concepts AV can help you create your perfect listening room at your house in DeKalb County or beyond.
Just contact us here or send a chat below to start talking with us today.