I have been doing a LOT of critical (HIGH PERFORMANCE) listening of late to the New RUBIES
Often times I listen at different times during the day, and find, or feel, that it might be wise to consider, that while systems, speakers, and listening rooms make critical differences in how we ENJOY our gear and music, we might also look at the effects of certain FOODS, SUPPLEMENTS, DRINKS, and OTHER SUBSTANCES that can and do ENHANCE the experience(s)
Since my other business involves Exercise Conditioning, Health, and Nutrition, I occasionally explore Nutritionally Based Compounds as Listening Enhancers.
I will simply list and or mention some of these, and how they "seem" to affect me, and the mechanisms I tend to think cause the effect.
These ARE NOT recommendations
because dietary and supplement use are VERY INDIVIDUAL
- DMAE is a powder that is classified as a Nootropic Supplement. You can Google it for reams of information on its use and function as a supplement. If you move toward trying it, I suggest the smallest of dosages. I use a measuring spoon that is labeled a "pinch" and I add that to my coffee each day.
I have experienced elevated mood, sharper thinking, but most encouraging is what seems like a reduction in tinnitus. I cannot say this is the sole or even related, but it is a good thing when listening seriously.
A word of experience. I tried slightly larger doses, and found them causing TOO MUCH sensory input and processing. I think larger doses might cause irritability, or excitability.
is often looked at as a brain food supplement, or smart drug. I feel for the best "listening experience" one must be alert, sensitive to sensory input, and in a GOOD MOOD. Our Brain Chemistry is responsible for this CONDITION, and WE, are responsible for our brain chemistry.
The Brain creates Neurotransmitters like Dopamine, and Endorphins, and does so from the nutrients supplied in this product.
Since this product also has caffeine, it is best to find the amount that does not over stimulate. I think it is available in caffeine free version.
- While I don't partake, I know many also enjoy the "relaxing" qualities of drink with listening enjoyment. Wines, Beer, and other harder beverages such as Brandy, Scotch, Whiskey, etc may in small quantities improve ones "listening state".
. It has been since the early 80s where I employed cannabis based products to enhance listening, but with more and more States allowing private, personal use, I tend to think some of you might experiment here too.
If memory serves me correctly (and with all these smart drugs, I DO remember more) these products DID enhance the perceptions, MOOD, and enjoyment of systems and music SO MUCH
that even some very crappy systems offered listening enjoyment.
Anyhow those are a few.
If you have any, (legal and safe) please feel free to post.