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    Default Anybody got any weird listening habits?

    That you can civilly post here?

    Here's mine... You see I can only listen to music with the volume on an even number... If I put it on an non-even number... well it sounds odd...WTF???
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    I like to listen to Kumbayah with a bucket on my head.........

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    I just make sure my cocktail is within reach.
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    I only seriously listen when I'm completely nekked except for a pair of bunny slippers and my privates are slathered with peanut butter and honey. Is that normal?

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    I have a Nichiren Chanting CD that I listen to for a few minutes before any critical listening. It starts off quiet with a small chanting voice that grows into a bellowing thunder. I find the gentle increase from low to high volume warms my ears up like a 10 minute jog does to your other muscles before lifting weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    That you can civilly post here?

    Here's mine... You see I can only listen to music with the volume on an even number... If I put it on an non-even number... well it sounds odd...WTF???
    I'm similar with my AVR, except in multiples of 5. 15, 20, 25 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    I only seriously listen when I'm completely nekked except for a pair of bunny slippers and my privates are slathered with peanut butter and honey. Is that normal?
    It is only ok if you do it with the blinds closed
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    ...and with a slender 5'10" D-cup nekkid red headed woman who hasn't eaten in days in the room as well.

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    I only seriously listen when I'm completely nekked except for a pair of bunny slippers and my privates are slathered with peanut butter and honey.
    Now that's funny, a little warped but funny.

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    I fear this will become today's hot topic.
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    How do you listen when the potentiometer isn't numbered ???

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    I have to be center to speakers and balance set to exactly 12:00.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    How do you listen when the potentiometer isn't numbered ???
    you have to use the clock method.. 8,10,12,2,4.. 4 would be like 11
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    You must be the one that will accept the blind listening challenges all the other "golden ears" scoff at, seems like you might be able to discern anything (cables-amps-etc.) if you can hear numbers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    ...and with a slender 5'10" D-cup nekkid red headed woman who hasn't eaten in days in the room as well.

    Tom
    And mention something about a peanut butter, honey, and nanner sammich!

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    My amp must be set on 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    I only seriously listen when I'm completely nekked except for a pair of bunny slippers and my privates are slathered with peanut butter and honey. Is that normal?
    Thats normal ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    And mention something about a peanut butter, honey, and nanner sammich!
    ...nanner. lol.
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    I dress up like "Mr. French" (Sebastian Cabot) from the show "Family Affair" except I add a sparkle eyemask and heavy snowmobile boots. Then I chew a giant wad of "Big League Chew" bubble gum and rock back and forth.

    I can't really explain why, but things just seem to sound better that way. Or it might be my speaker cables.
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    I cup my hands behind my ears sometimes. It seems to make the music better... dont ask me why lol.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndersShadow View Post
    I cup my hands behind my ears sometimes. It seems to make the music better... dont ask me why lol.....
    Absolutely it does. Your ears can pick up more of the music that way.
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    Some times I'll slouch down on the couch so the back pillow is behind my head. The music sounds very different with an absorbent surface an inch behind my ears.

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    Every time, I always dust the tops of my speakers, amp, and cd player with a microfiber cloth before a listening session.
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    I'll turn on something at a low volume for 10 to 15 min and then do a chore before I sit down and listen (unload dishwasher, take out trash, etc.) Just sounds better warmed up to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    It is only ok if you do it with the blinds closed
    He doesn't have blinds. He figures if he walks back and forth in front of the windows long enough, the neighbors will chip in.

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    Typically I need some recreational in me. Woodford reserve works well. And no family home. I also need the house to be clean and organized. It's not weird if it works.
    I like to listen, tinker, listen and repeat.

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    A large tea in one hand, a fat lazy cat in my lap and my one year old dancing to what ever I have playing. It cant get any better then that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgfish View Post
    I only seriously listen when I'm completely nekked except for a pair of bunny slippers and my privates are slathered with peanut butter and honey. Is that normal?
    You is one sick puppy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbang View Post
    I also need the house to be clean and organized.
    This is difficult with two little ones, but I try to do the same. I just feel better about things.
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