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Keep your pants on! I wish I had this many people getting worked up about whisk(e)y. My customers waiting for their next free sample are more patient than you!
Alright... about to post, you may have built it up in your heads a bit, so your expectations have been set pretty high, but I certainly wasn't expecting anyone to get this fixated on my lil' ole story!
This has been tons of fun! Thank you.
My bet is the pathologist theory. I go to school and have taken a pathology lab, every day I would have to go home and change/shower or the smell would follow me the rest of the day.
Maybe the owner of the headphones died while listening to them and just wasn't found for a few days/weeks/whatever?
Cause of death:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Airing out gear seems to fix all the problems!
I had some HE400s that someone had smoked with while they were on; I let them sit out in a room that was being air conditioned constantly and after a few days pretty much all the smell was gone except for a faint bit in the velours.
The falling flesh - well some scotch tape should fix that right up, guy.
Looking forward as to when you secure the movie rights for the inevitably tacky sequel.
I think it was worn by a dead white elephant which was left to rot when the big game hunter realised that, a dead whit elephant is grey and grey elephants are nothing special, even when deceased.
I know that smell. The ammonia smell is not caused by any sort of embalming process but rather escaping gases on a decaying animal. You will most likely never smell it on road kill as it is cleaned up long before that level of decay sets in. Anyone who has spent a long time in the woods has run across that at one time or another and "knock you off your feet" is an apt description. I've run across carcasses that you could not approach within 10 feet, the scent was painfull.
Your most likely cause is the headphones were stored somewhere in a basement where an animal perished and went undiscovered for weeks.
You can try fogging them with the cheapest cigars you can buy in an enclosed space. The smoke will bond to the cause of the odours.
OR you can try Epoleon which works wonders for just such problems.
Be thankful you only bought smelly headphones and not these gummi bears as per below