One good thing about this morning's game was that the arena was empty enough that you could hear shoes squeaking and the players talking. I didn't hear much music or sound effects during game play either and it was pretty refreshing. I've been to three games this season so far and always find the music pretty annoying. It's not pipe-organ-in-MSG bad, but pretty close.
I think the NBA should ban teams/arenas from playing music and sound effects during game play. They can pump up the jam during timeouts and other stoppages, but it would be great if the only noise was crowd-generated.