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Are Slippers, Lightbulbs and Underwear Audio Enhancements?


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Some food for thought that I think you might enjoy.

 

 

While emailing about iPhone covers not being an audio equipment accessory, the complainant pointed out a few very unusual things that nobody would ever think were related to the whole music listening experience.

 

 

After giving it some thought, no matter how silly his remarks seemed, I did come to the conclusion that the things he mentioned are indeed a major part in the enjoyment of listening to music and in a way become an accessory for our audio equipment.

 

 

As defense to his email that iPhone cases are not audio and therefore do not belong on USAudiomart, I wrote:

'It is an accessory for a device that many people use to play music with.

Isn't this the same as a dust cover for turntables, amps, etc.?'

I know, I might have stretched it a little there....

 

 

His response made my day, funny as can be, but definitely food for thought:

'How about slippers that are worn while listening to audio? Or light bulbs so that you can actually see your equipment? Or underwear so that are worn while listening to audio equipment? Nobody listens in the nude right? '

 

 

You probably can see why it gave me something to smile and think about.

 

 

Believe it or not, but Slippers, Light Bulbs and Underwear are indeed a major part of the music listening experience.

 

 

For example:

We don't just eat with our mouth, we use our nose, feeling and eyes also to enjoy our food. If something tastes good, but smells bad, has an awful texture and looks like a dog barfed it up, you are not likely to order it again. On the other hand, if something tastes just ok, but smells like heaven, feels like a cloud in our mouth and looks like God himself plated it, we are very likely to give that another go.

 

 

Ok, going back to audio, this is an audio site after all.

 

 

Right now I am sitting in my office with fluorescent light, at my desk, in a desk chair, office clothes, dress shoes and listening to some nice tunes on my computer.

 

 

Here comes the reason why clothes, lighting and even furniture are a part of me enjoying my music...

 

 

Even though I really like the music I am listening to, I would rather:

Listen to it at home, in my comfortable chair, dimmed light (so I can SEE the glow of the tubes in my amp), glass of good wine, a good book, slippers on and only very comfy boxers with a big t shirt or robe.

 

 

And there we are!

Listening to the same song in my office is not as nice as listening to it at home.

 

 

Conclusion (no matter how silly it seemed):

Slippers, lighting, underwear and even the chair you sit in are a big player in the enjoyment of listening to music.

The more comfortable and at ease we are, the better we enjoy the music we listen to.

And this actually isn't 'snake oil' like many 'audio gear enhancements' out there, but can actually be proven by just trying it yourself.

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I consider a good single malt an excellent audio accessory.

 

I also have two Himalayan Rock Salt lamps that are supposed to negate the effects of the relatively large amount of electronics I have in my room. I can't say anything about how they affect the sound but they do look pretty nice in low light situations. Certainly add to the ambiance along with the aforementioned Single Malts.

 

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I consider a good single malt an excellent audio accessory.

 

I also have two Himalayan Rock Salt lamps that are supposed to negate the effects of the relatively large amount of electronics I have in my room. I can't say anything about how they affect the sound but they do look pretty nice in low light situations. Certainly add to the ambiance along with the aforementioned Single Malts.

 

Regards.

 

I have a beautiful small crystal quartz formation in my listening room that I got in Khuldabad. Not sure it enhances my listening experience but it is very pretty!

 

Red wine does it for me. Mostly turns off my tendency to evaluate the equipment! Not an easy task...


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Believe it or not, but Slippers, Light Bulbs and Underwear are indeed a major part of the music listening experience.

 

I don't know if I entirely agree. They may be a factor for some but I don't think they're major for most. I think I'd enjoy listening to music just as much with our without any of those things in the equation.

If I am anything, I am a music lover and a pragmatist.

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A Mormon friend told me that the magic comes from the emergency breaking trace.:)

 

OK I'm fired.

 

Just an FYI: "Some people incorrectly refer to temple garments as magical or “magic underwear.” These words are not only inaccurate but also offensive to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is nothing magical or mystical about temple garments, and Church members ask for the same degree of respect and sensitivity that would be afforded to any other faith by people of goodwill." Mormon Underwear is the Temple Garment and is Sacred to Members

 

Feel free to disagree or ignore.

 

I think many internal and external factors have an effect on my listening. Like most things here, reports will be plural and ambiguous. I only notice my underwear when it binds. ;)

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Just an FYI: "Some people incorrectly refer to temple garments as magical or “magic underwear.” These words are not only inaccurate but also offensive to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is nothing magical or mystical about temple garments, and Church members ask for the same degree of respect and sensitivity that would be afforded to any other faith by people of goodwill." Mormon Underwear is the Temple Garment and is Sacred to Members

 

I disrespect all faiths equally.

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I disrespect all faiths equally.

 

Acknowledged. The Charlie Hebdo club has many members.

 

How about this one? Some feel more comfortable with their measuring gear at the ready. Because if you don't measure it, how do you know you're really enjoying it? Looking forward to the portable fMRI! Always.Be.Testing.

 

I disrespect all perspectives equally.

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fabulous post karmanfamily [emoji846]

Food for thought, indeed.

 

I tend to think KoB does sound better in my thermals. In reviewing some kit, I'll have to mark down my choice of boxers in my listening notes [emoji848]

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