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Poll Results: "Guess that Smell..." - SPOILERS BE WARNED!!! Thankfully, "Smell-O-Vision" doesn't exist, so the voting will show everyone's favorite Theory!

 
  • 18% (7)
    Theory 1: "Estate Sale Closeout"... aka Rigamortis Funkubus
  • 18% (7)
    Theory 2: "Death Bead Doorbuster"... aka killer sound
  • 34% (13)
    Theory 3: "Musical Mortician Madness"
  • 5% (2)
    Theory 4: "Z for Zennheiser - Z for Zombie"
  • 13% (5)
    Theory 5: "Clean your ears folks!"... aka leprosy, bringing it back!
  • 10% (4)
    Theory 6: "Taxidermy Treasure"
38 Total Votes  
post #211 of 342

@wink LOL!!! Too funny! haha

post #212 of 342
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Originally Posted by wink View Post
 

Be thankful you only bought smelly headphones and not these gummi bears as per below

 

Ha ha we should definitely keep this thread up and running! Such good gems!

post #213 of 342

So did we ever find out how much these cost? That would certainly factor into the decision for me. Also, I'm thinking more along the lines of mortician/embalmer than pathologist given the distinct odor of formaldehyde. After a full year of human anatomy in grad school (including cadaver lab) I had to burn my "lab clothes" as well as by text book for the course as it too reeked to high heaven. On second thought they could have been owned by a professor in a medical school who spent many hours teaching in the cadaver lab or more likely preparing the cadavers (dissecting) for examinations, etc.

post #214 of 342

Could have been owned by someone who was severely hygenically challenged...

post #215 of 342

Yes, do tell how much you paid for them...

post #216 of 342

Thanks for the conclusion! I was expecting to have a good laugh at the end, but that's... just shocking. When people hypothesized the death stench, I entertained the idea, but quickly dismissed it. Surprised to se that's how it ended.... Now that it's over, could you please tell us how much they cost? :D I doubt they'll ever be that price again, so you're probably safe to tell us.

post #217 of 342

My theory: They were bought and used normally. May be got a bit sweaty or whatever and got a bit mouldy. The owner thought formaldehyde would actually take care of the growth and just went ape-**** with it.

 

Anyway, Sennheiser sells replacement ear pads and headband, if that's how you wanna do it. A great read. Thank you.

post #218 of 342
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Originally Posted by wink View Post
 

Be thankful you only bought smelly headphones and not these gummi bears as per below

That had me proper belly laughing! :beerchug:

post #219 of 342

The description of the smell reminds me of a former classmate, he had that same type of smell, now i am not the type of person to puke/gag soon ( only happened once in my life ) when confronted with smells or situations.

The only time i had to gag badly was when this classmate stood in front of me, now he always had this weird smell, but it got WORSE when he grew older or when he felt uncomfortable/stressed, one could say that he had some defense mechanism similar to that of a skunk...
Now i have been standing near open sewers and dead rotting animal corpses, and even one time a dead human corpse that had deceased 2 weeks before, and the body had been floating in a pond for those 2 weeks, but even that did not made me gag/puke or sick to my stomach.....

 

So you can imagine that this classmate of mine did not had an easy/fun/enjoyable time at school, if he shook someones hand( mostly persons who are unknown to his condition ) they always went to the bathroom to wash their hands with excessive amounts of soap, but even this did not removed the foul smell that his hands/entire skin contained( i experienced this myself 2 times )

It took me 2 days to get rid of that foul smell, i used all sorts of soap/shampoo and even soaking my hand in hot water with lavender tablets did not do the trick.

Classmates avoided sitting next to him, because not only could you smell him coming, his breath came close to being as horrible as his body odor, and his sweat, if having touched something ........that was even worse to get rid off.

So if someone who has this condition and at this severe level would wear a pair of headphones with velour's ear-pads, you can imagine that this smell will be absorbed into the pads.......

 

So personally i would assume that the previous owner probably suffered from this smelly condition, or he had this condition and also died ( not speculating about the cause of death ).

post #220 of 342
Are you kidding me? Was this a hygiene issue? How does a human being get that disgusting?
post #221 of 342

I would've gotten rid of the smell by means previously suggested, sold them to some unsuspecting individual, and used the money to buy a different pair, hopefully without the same problem.

 

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Originally Posted by Derpus-Maximus View Post
 

The description of the smell reminds me of a former classmate, he had that same type of smell, now i am not the type of person to puke/gag soon ( only happened once in my life ) when confronted with smells or situations.

The only time i had to gag badly was when this classmate stood in front of me, now he always had this weird smell, but it got WORSE when he grew older or when he felt uncomfortable/stressed, one could say that he had some defense mechanism similar to that of a skunk...
Now i have been standing near open sewers and dead rotting animal corpses, and even one time a dead human corpse that had deceased 2 weeks before, and the body had been floating in a pond for those 2 weeks, but even that did not made me gag/puke or sick to my stomach.....

 

So you can imagine that this classmate of mine did not had an easy/fun/enjoyable time at school, if he shook someones hand( mostly persons who are unknown to his condition ) they always went to the bathroom to wash their hands with excessive amounts of soap, but even this did not removed the foul smell that his hands/entire skin contained( i experienced this myself 2 times )

It took me 2 days to get rid of that foul smell, i used all sorts of soap/shampoo and even soaking my hand in hot water with lavender tablets did not do the trick.

Classmates avoided sitting next to him, because not only could you smell him coming, his breath came close to being as horrible as his body odor, and his sweat, if having touched something ........that was even worse to get rid off.

So if someone who has this condition and at this severe level would wear a pair of headphones with velour's ear-pads, you can imagine that this smell will be absorbed into the pads.......

 

So personally i would assume that the previous owner probably suffered from this smelly condition, or he had this condition and also died ( not speculating about the cause of death ).

Are you sure he wasn't a zombie? ;) 

post #222 of 342

Well, some people did call him that, but he never had any appetite for human flesh or brains.

 

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I think that if he would have worn that HD800 , reselling would not have been possible.....it was that bad.

post #223 of 342
Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

I would've gotten rid of the smell by means previously suggested, sold them to some unsuspecting individual, and used the money to buy a different pair, hopefully without the same problem.

 

Are you sure he wasn't a zombie? ;) 

 

Ooh, you are sneaky.


Edited by StanD - 10/18/13 at 11:37am
post #224 of 342

Might want to look him up.. See if he's owned a pair of expensive headphones before. Might solve a mystery! 

post #225 of 342
All of these theories are a lot of fun, but what we are missing here is what could actually be the original cause of the smell. In the opening parts of the story, it was mentioned the original owner of the headphones had returned them due to the smell. That means he was either the second owner (therefore making OP the third owner), or they came from the factory like that.
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