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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
  • 16% (6)
    Theory 2: "Death Bead Doorbuster"... aka killer sound
  • 35% (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"
37 Total Votes  
post #226 of 342

Found him.... 

 

He's obviously went for a more practical headphone now. One that he can wear on the street, when he's eating people and such like. 

 

post #227 of 342

Hahaha

 

Day of the Dead?

Nice... now I want to watch it again...

post #228 of 342
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

Hahaha

 

Day of the Dead?

Nice... now I want to watch it again...

Yeah, haven't seen it since it first came out on video haha

post #229 of 342
Congrats for finishing the story and thanks for a great read beerchug.gif
post #230 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by painted klown View Post

No pics

Long, elaborate story with no end that keeps getting teased at/promised, but never comes

No review on the sound quality

No questions answered regarding the headphones


I think OP is trolling everyone, and doing an excellent job. Even I fell for it, but now I am beginning to feel that the "end" of this story will either A) Never come, or, B) Be a serious let down.

My firends, we have already read the "end" of the OPs tale...

Well played sir, well played. smily_headphones1.gif

(golf clap)

Patience dear boy, patience.  Something lost on everyone's frantic lifestyle.   Any trolling was unintentional.  So you sir, in fact, trolled yourself... pictures will come when I figure out where I placed my Ipad charger! :D

post #231 of 342
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post
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Wait, so you plan to keep headphones that remind you of your dead brother? *sorry to hear the news of your brother by the way

I dunno about that....even if the headphones were the best in the world, I don't know if I would keep something that reminded me of someone who died and was close to me. :/
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Nah, I have a tattoo to remember him, I'll never forget.  The association itself isn't bad.  My tasting skills are based off of associating remembered smells at will.  I wouldn't change anything, even though it was tough for a few minutes there in the store.  Thanks for the support.
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Originally Posted by captslow View Post
 

No deal would be worth the smell of death.... Gives me the heebie jeebies... 

So far, no hauting... well, just one time I can't remember if I left the light on or not and it was on when I turned around.... OOOOOOO, story continues? :ph34r:

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Originally Posted by JIrwin View Post
 

Thanks for finishing the story!!! Twas a thoroughly enjoyable read!

Thank you!  Happy you got some fun out of it!

post #232 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

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:

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Eargasm + weak heart which wasn't healthy enough for audiophillia

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.

Airing them out helped... that took most of the smell away from the pads, unfortunately, even after four days, nothing will remove the sin from the Sennheiser box!

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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

HAHA! great story and ending! :beerchug: 

 

Death comes to us all, and that's just a smell. Change the pads immediately and enjoy your bargains :D

Getting to that part... after I respond to all of these posts!!!  These are pretty amazing cans :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

I'm looking forward to the FS post when they get re-sold...

 

"HD-800! Great condition.  Second owner.  Hardly used by first owner since he died using them."

Haha!  Don't worry, just like I won't share the end price, I will definitely not be reselling these gems!

post #233 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Hutnicks View Post
 

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.

I got the odor out, so the wearer must've not have cooked for too long. :evil:

 

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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

Beautiful, just beautiful!

post #234 of 342
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post
 

I shouldn't even bother... but In Over My Head, enjoy your day.  Life is too short to have such a condescending attitude. :cool:

You're a true gentleman and a scholar, mrscotchguy.

 

Anyway, I've been compulsively checking this thread every time I got on head-fi. Thanks for the entertainment. :beerchug:


Edited by Gnomeplay - 10/18/13 at 7:06pm
post #235 of 342

Thanks a lot mrscotchguy I really had a good time reading your story.

post #236 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post
 

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.

You're welcome.  You kinda had to be there... a bunch of wineauxs, cocktail snobs, and whisk(e)y connosieurs sitting around and in a serious manner, trying to break-down the smell.  It was beautiful in such a messed up kinda way.

 

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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 ).

Must be similar to that gland issue that my friend was mentioned.  Poor guy, that has to be a tough life.

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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post
 

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.

You're welcome.  You kinda had to be there... a bunch of wineauxs, cocktail snobs, and whisk(e)y connosieurs sitting around and in a serious manner, trying to break-down the smell.  It was beautiful in such a messed up kinda way.

post #237 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by painted klown View Post

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.

I don't think we'll ever know.  The "Atlanta Dude" (Guitar Center employee) said the guy that sold it to them claimed he was the original owner and "they had always smelled this way, and that's why I am selling them."  Atlanta Dude didn't comment on the validity of the ownership.  That being said, there is NO way Sennheiser or any retailer would EVER let these out into the public to tarnish their reputations.  This is certainly a man-made smell... ewww.

post #238 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Found him.... 

 

He's obviously went for a more practical headphone now. One that he can wear on the street, when he's eating people and such like. 

 

Thank you!  I needed this... I laughed so hard I cried, at work!  What a long day....

post #239 of 342
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post
 

Thanks a lot mrscotchguy I really had a good time reading your story.

 

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Originally Posted by Gnomeplay View Post
 

You're a true gentleman and a scholar, mrscotchguy.

 

Anyway, I've been compulsively checking this thread every time I got on head-fi. Thanks for the entertainment. :beerchug:

Thank you, happy to share!  :beerchug: 

 

Now the tough decision, next meetup are we going to play a game where the loser has to smell the box?!


Edited by mrscotchguy - 10/18/13 at 7:22pm
post #240 of 342

Haha finally got the end of the story! Good one.

 

You can call them Scentheisers now. :D

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