Hmmm, maybe you can search for the track or maybe some tads online. If you know where they should be it would be easier to listen for them. I have never really had this problem before. What song(s) are you having trouble with?
The quality of the sound system has a lot to do with it.
A lot of bass drum parts seem lost on in the car or home stereo. But if I put the same song from the same source on in my studio through my middle of the road studio monitors, I can all sorts of articulation I don't otherwise hear.