The Blindman back-tilt head position for audiophile critical listening explained.
I have devised a novel way to listen to music based on observations of the blind.
You must simply close your eyes and tilt back your head à la Stevie Wonder.
The benefits are two-fold:
1- When tilted back, the upper external ear starts acting as a high-frequency captor and adds 3 db of delicate overtones to everything you hear.
2- Since the brain can process only a limited amount of data incoming from all senses (the well-known bottleneck effect), when you close your eyes, you leave more room for the auditory input to reach the next brain area, thus augmenting your enjoyment. An alternative to closing your eyes is to listen to music in the dark. Another is simply to wear a sleeping eye comfort mask.
Now try combining this technique with the Eustachian listening technique explained elsewhere and you're in for an aural treat! Startling and fun!
One more tip to prepare yourself for a critical listening session: wear ordinary foam earplugs for about an hour before you start. Do your daily chores outdoors or indoors, listen to the table radio, play the guitar, have a talk. This way, your ears get used to hear muffled sound. And when you take them off and start listening to your sound system, everything will sound fresh and clear, with rich harmonics.
Let us know how well it works for you.