Survey finds the reason why people listen to music.

You know, everyone loves music. We may have different tastes and preferences for the particular type of music that we like, but nonetheless almost like breathing, everyone enjoys music in some form or another. A recent survey conducted by Sonos group has concluded as such. For the Singapore demographic, the majority responded positively to music in general.

Singaporeans generally find that their day has improved when listening to music (61.8%), and the majority found that music has made them happier (80.9%) and reduced stress (77%); even slightly beating out coffee for productivity tasks (54.1% vs 45.9%).

For me personally, I listen to all kinds of genres. From classical music of yesteryears, to the oldies of 1920-1950s with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald and many more. From 60s hard rock to 80s synth and techno; 90s punk rock to pop music of the 21st century. A good audio setup is always something I look out for when building my system.

Below are the facts and statistics that has been used in the research of this survey:

“Between March 15 – April 5, 2019, an online survey captured insights from over 12,000 people in 12 countries around the world. The survey includes a total of 12,010 members of the online population between the ages 21-50 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, China and Australia.

Data within countries is balanced across gender (approximately 50% male and 50% female) and age (approximately 33% ages 21- 30, 33%, ages 31-40, 33% ages 41-50). Countries with higher internet penetration are more representative of their general populations.”

Sonos survey

Sonos is currently boothing at the PC Show where you could try out their 5.1 surround setup that includes the Play bar with several mid-sized Play:5 speakers which I must say, was niceeee in terms of delivering a cinematic experience; all of this done in a wireless fashion so no need for hiding any cables or connections (maybe except the power).

Of course, as with all things subjective like music, you’ll have to listen for yourself on the quality of their hardware. Do check them out if you dropping by the PC show anyway; even more so if you are considering a wireless setup for your home’s playback solution.

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Chia is the horse-author from the far flung year of 2153. While not grazing on grass pastures or reviewing old time-y games and technology from the early 21st century pretending to not know what comes next (as to not disturb the space-time continuum), he can be seen exchanging vast quantities of Earth currency for parts needed to fix his damaged space ship.