Audio Matters podcast hygge hifi Ingrid Opstad

How can music help us find hygge in our home? I was recently asked to be a guest on the Audio Matters podcast with a very interesting topic: Hifi-Hygge. For me, music and sound play a big part in creating a cozy environment in my home. Putting on my favourite calm and relaxing songs instantly helps set the tone, something I touch upon in my post How To Create a Hygge Home. The power of music can also evoke pleasant memories and take us back to happy times, which is especially important these days when many of us are staying home lot more than usual without being able to meet loved ones.

Get cozy with your audio

This week’s episode explores the audio dimension of Hygge, the Scandinavian notion of coziness, conviviality, and simple joys. Snuggle up to your loudspeakers as guests Chris Dragon, Senior Director of Marketing for Lifestyle at HARMAN, Jim Garrett, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Planning for the Luxury Audio Business Unit at HARMAN, and Ingrid Opstad, freelance journalist, graphic designer, and founder of the very popular interior, design, and lifestyle blog That Scandinavian Feeling discuss the fine art of HiFi-Hygge.

In the wake of lockdown, how have our listening habits changed, and how can music help to heal the painful sense of solitude that social distancing has caused? How can you boost your home’s cozy quotient with HiFi-Hygge? How have HiFi systems and loudspeaker designs evolved? Find out all this and much more in this week’s episode.

So grab a coffee, get comfy and have a listen:

About: Audio Matters is a HARMAN podcast dedicated to all things audio.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drastic changes in social interaction that it has caused, who among us has not felt the desire to reach out, to engage, to reconnect? At HARMAN, one of our most dearly-held beliefs is that music empowers people to improve their mood and their lives, no matter where they are. And as millions of men, women, and children in every corner of the globe struggle with a heavy sense of disconnectedness, there has never been a better moment to do what we do best: bring people together through the power of music.

Hosted by Oisin Lunny, professional music journalist, presenter and broadcaster, Audio Matters share interesting, entertaining and informative content covering a wide variety of audio-related topics every week, with esteemed expert guests, legends of the music industry and audio scientists to help make listeners feel engaged, entertained, and connected. So if this sounds like something you are interested in – I recommend checking out the rest of the series!

You can listen to all episodes of Audio Matters on Podigee and all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Deezer.

AudioMatters podcast hygge hifi

Want to get a hygge feeling at home?

Check out this specially curated ‘Audio Matters #4: The Playlist’ on Tidal with a few songs included by each of us.


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