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post #16 of 87

IPA and music are SOP for me. beerchug.gif

post #17 of 87

Yea this is a quite known phenomenon, I mean have you never been drunk on the dancefloor in a club or something, you'll even start enjoying crappy music they are playing, it's scary!


Also why do you think my favorite DJs call themselves Wasted Penguinz? :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5r9QWnnw4

Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 9/18/11 at 10:30pm
post #18 of 87

For whom ever runs the test, I'm volunteering to be a guinea pig. Me like free booze very_evil_smiley.gif.

Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

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


post #19 of 87

Alas, alcohol reduces the accuracy and quality of hearing.  Alcohol interferes with ear function and reduces sensitivity.  You may think you hear better, but people who have been drinking sometimes think they drive better, too.   Increasing thresholds for hearing are why so many drunks raise their voices, actually, and this means subtle low-level details are probably dropping out of your audible range.  Maybe that makes







Alcohol specifically blunts lower frequencies affecting the mostly 1000 Hz, which is the most crucial frequency for speech discrimination. In conclusion alcohol does appear to affect auditory thresholds with some frequencies being more affected than others.





Many people swear by marijuana, but there's no hard research on the topic.  

Edited by mrspeakers - 9/18/11 at 10:58pm
post #20 of 87

Is that another way of saying alcohol colors sound like tube amps do? evil_smiley.gif

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post #22 of 87
Thread Starter 

The alcohol signature beerchug.gif

post #23 of 87



Tempting me into buying new headphones/amps wasn't enough...


Now you're suggesting I buy more booze and get drunk for "head-fi's sake"


Terrible, Terrible place I say :)



I will say that my experience on the matter is quite the opposite of what a lot of people are posting.  Listening to my Canton loudspeakers after 3 too many in fact makes everything smeared and crappy... this is of course from memory. 


Tempted to get a little tipsy, listen to my headphones and report back....

post #24 of 87

What all this, "found some alcohol in my fridge, etc"? biggrin.gif


Also, didn't somebody write a song about the headphones all sounding better at closing time?

post #25 of 87

Next time they will market alcohol for audiophiles beerchug.gif

post #26 of 87
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by firev1 View Post

Next time they will market alcohol for audiophiles beerchug.gif

Beers By Dre any one ? beerchug.gif

post #27 of 87

also be aware of synergy. i really really love listening to my vinyl setup with dx1000 when i'm drunk. also i like it loud. take care of your ears.


rhum and whisky is good with most headphones, i think biggrin.gif

post #28 of 87

Just thinking bout how bloated that beer would be....

I think Snoop sells his own gin & juice

Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

Beers By Dre any one ? beerchug.gif


post #29 of 87

I found that Gin goes better with silver cables and Johnny Walker Scotch goes better with copper cables. You try to match the color of the cable to the color of the drink. Remy Martin goes better with Classical and beer goes better with metal. Dark beer goes better with Black Metal. Somehow mixed drinks go better with Lounge and pot goes great with the Greatfull Dead. LSD goes best with Hendrix.


It's all about system synergy.

post #30 of 87

If you want to system match, you need to do Patron Silver with silver cables.  The silver imparts a sterile, metallic sound, with shimmering waves of treble.  Beer and moonshine for the DIY crowd, as they care nothing about art and think you can reduce it to chemical formulas.

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