Music is the staff of life. The right song at the right time, a catchy chorus that defines a good friend, even a simple guitar riff, can leave an indelible mark on your soul.
It comes as no surprise that many spend their life devoted to designing and building the ultimate equipment to help us relive our favourite music memories in their purest form. To these tireless souls, we salute you.
Words like warmth, authenticity, clarity and soundstage get thrown about a lot when it comes to audio equipment. And it's easy to get a little confused when talking with a sales person at your local audiophile emporium – everyone has an opinion about which equipment is the best or which company you should or should never buy from. Yawn.
Wired for sound
At the end of the day all that matters is that you get the kind of experience that makes each song, each bar and each note, sound like you're hearing it again for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche said: "Without music, life would be a mistake." In that vein, the only mistake here would be not decking yourself out with some of these superb audio devices.
Check out the gallery above for 23 of the best audio tech you need to get right now.