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post #1 of 87
Thread Starter 

Another thread specifically on the topic of alcohol and listening has been made

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/573144/drunk-listening

 

Thread closed, it was considered to be inappropriate 

 

 

 

I'm sure everyone's heard of the joke that alcohol improves the sound. but after drinking some jack daniels I found in my fridge, the vocals suddenly improved with extra clarity and the soundstage on my headphones actually widened ! eek.gif

 

Although this is probably the opposite of science but I'll just post this in the sound science forum tongue_smile.gif

 

If you can't afford STAX, get beer instead 

 

 

Anyone care to explain this ? What exactly did happen to me ? 


Edited by Parall3l - 9/24/11 at 7:14pm
post #2 of 87


IDK but im about to try got about 6 shots of patron in the fridge biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

I'm sure everyone's heard of the joke that alcohol improves the sound. but after drinking some jack daniels I found in my fridge, the vocals suddenly improved with extra clarity and the soundstage on my headphones actually widened ! eek.gif

 

Although this is probably the opposite of science but I'll just post this in the sound science forum tongue_smile.gif

 

If you can't afford STAX, get beer instead 

 

 

Anyone care to explain this ? What exactly did happen to me ? 



 

post #3 of 87

Oh yeah?

 

Stax + beer = the best.

 

Trust me, I know. And I believe that's how the Stax Mafia rolls as well. tongue.gif

post #4 of 87

This requires further testing. Luckily, I have bottle of JD Single Barrel on hand.

 

What would be the DBT protocol? Say isopropyl vs. ethyl?

post #5 of 87
Six shots? I'd nod off before the first song was over.
post #6 of 87

well i had no shots...apparently I wasn't the only one with a craving tonight. Oh and I wasn't gonna down 6 shots at once, I'm not quite a certified alcoholic yet

post #7 of 87

Costco boxes of beer paired with Stax headphones is a good system pairing for the discerning, yet economical audiophile.

 

Now that the cases of 24 packs of Mendocino Brewing Co. and Sam Adams have been finished, I think I need to pick up a case of Guiness later today.  Highly recommend the Mendocino Brewing Co. packs for those lucky enough to live within the US west coast distribution regions.

post #8 of 87

This stands true for my experiences. When slightly drunk my headphones and music sounds much better. I don't care if it's placebo it works.

post #9 of 87

It's the dopamine beerchug.gif

post #10 of 87

Ok so I found a bottle of champagne in the garage and wow I drank 2 glasses (big glup sizee biggrin.gif) ANd good gawd I am beyond listening it sounds like i underwater and im using M50s so my ears feel like the are 500 degrees. Dang this stuff will mess you up costco champagne rules

post #11 of 87

Mix the champagne with fruit juice or fruit soda, and you'll have some awesome bubbly punch tongue.gif

post #12 of 87

So it prettifies women AND makes music sound better... Sir, would you kindly point me to the nearest barrel of whisky? :D

post #13 of 87

I have found this phenomena to be true as well.

 

Why? I have no idea! Maybe it's because a good drink relaxes you and allows you to focus on some senses a bit more while relaxing the logical portion of the mind....maybe...confused_face_2.gif

post #14 of 87

Hey Hey Hey! It actually worked! Finally found a use for that giant carton of champagne lying around, damn headfi what are you doing to me?beerchug.gif

post #15 of 87
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Originally Posted by IMAWolf View Post

Hey Hey Hey! It actually worked! Finally found a use for that giant carton of champagne lying around, damn headfi what are you doing to me?beerchug.gif



beerchug.gif Glad to hear that it worked out for you. Seems like a scientific test need to be performed to measure the exact affects of alcohol and hearing. rolleyes.gif

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