Someone said to me, "I thought you would have 'outgrown' that by now."
Being retired and somewhat misanthropic, I find my major home past-time is sitting in front of the TV (mostly movies, Netflicks and Youtube). So I see investing in my home theatre as worthwhile. Besides my pension, I still work part-time, so I temporarily have disposable income for such toys.
You know, we used to refer to television as the boob-tube, the great lobotomizer. responsible for the dumbing down of America. But I consider it to be opening a new age of enlightenment.
On Netflicks I can watch a movie set in South Korea, made by Koreans; where I am exposed to a new culture: way of thinking, manners, cooking and architecture. They may happen upon an interesting building, and I can Google maps it, and virtually walk around and thru it via Google. Then on Youtube see a documentary of the building.
Youtube has taught me how to cook many things, visit many places, history, cabinetmaking, electronics, a little Attic Greek and Latin, how to set up a home theatre, and many other things. It's true that there is a lot of garbage on the internet, but any reasonably intelligent person can sort the chaff from the wheat.
Youtube taught me how to repair a 1936 typewriter!
Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
When I watch movies in theatres, like the latest Star Wars, I usually go to a Dolby Atmos one. However, in action sequences when there are so many sounds, it's hard to isolate the sounds from the overhead speakers.