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I'm gonna get killed for this.....

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

OK, this is my first question and it's a pretty silly one so please be kind..

 

I bought a set of V-Moda M80's a couple of days ago and am really loving them but last night, while listening to some music, I sneezed and I realised that while I had my mouth open, waiting for the sneeze to arrive, the music sounded much more open, the vocals and guitars seemed to have greater clarity!

I know this sounds crazy but the sound really does seem to sound a lot better but I can't sensibly keep my mouth open all the time, like an idiot while I have the cans on!!

 

I tried to do the same with my old headphones (Senn PX100) and it made no difference at all.

 

Is this something that has been noticed before / peculiar to the M-80 / peculiar to me (most likely)?

 

Once again, sorry for the newb question..

post #2 of 15

No it's not crazy. When you open your mouth it opens up the ear canal wider and this can affect the way you perceive the music

post #3 of 15

Perhaps the air pressure built up in your ear canals is being relieved through the opening of your mouth? The mouth, ears, and nose are connected as far as my knowledge of anatomy goes.


Edited by ToddTheMetalGod - 1/5/13 at 2:45am
post #4 of 15

Hahahahaha XD

post #5 of 15
Doesnt sound too farfetched, not as much as raising cables off the ground in case of possible electromagnetic inteference with the signal.
Perhaps bite on a wooden block? Lol, sounding more like a torture situation.
post #6 of 15
They will improve with AMPs help....
post #7 of 15

Bite an apple biggrin.gif

 

Once in awhile I open my mouth in preparation if I know there's gonna be a really awesome section of the song coming up cool.gif

post #8 of 15

It does change the canal but generally tighter with mouth open. Maybe try a proper cleaning. Wax could part of the issue. The entire side of your face deforms when you open your mouth so it could also just be less seal = more open.

post #9 of 15

It's not stupid, it's really normal. My guess is when you open your mouth you allow the sound waves vibrating on your skull to 'escape'. However the middle ear is connected to the nose through the Eustachian tube, and your nose is already open so it might not be because of that.

Now you can start thinking how to mod your M80s to sound like that without having your mouth open wink.gif

post #10 of 15

For some reason this thread gives me a good laugh. I do feel the same way when I yawn. The music got louder but kinda muddied. When it happens, I always take a deep, hard breath and things go back to normal. I don't know if I just described it correctly......... tongue.gif

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by GN-0015 View Post

For some reason this thread gives me a good laugh. 

Me too

post #12 of 15
Almost called 911
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I forgot to mention in my original post that the sound stage improves drastically if i'm pointing towards magnetic north. Is this normal?
post #14 of 15

No, but it's lame.

post #15 of 15

My headphones sound better in the shower basshead.gif

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