My needs are simple. I just want to play along to backing tracks late at night, and have some inspiring tone along with it. Doesn't seem all that simple apparently.
Maybe its time for a hearing test? No Im not trying to be mean, you see "I" suffer from hearing loss as well (high end is gone) and without help all voices, music, hell everything sounds dull and lifeless. Go to an Ear nose and throat specialist, it could be just a chunk of wax. Or it could be time for hearing aids. Best of luck.