Over a decade ago, I bought my first pair of moderately decent headphones. I took them home, put them on, and pressed play. And then I had an out of body experience. The vocal harmonies, the hidden instrumentals, the intricacies of the beats, THE BASS—the newfound details were stunning. I was a changed person. While I don’t consider myself an audiophile, there’s something to be said about how the right piece of equipment can open up entire worlds to discover.