Admit it. Every now and then you're in the office or at school - perhaps in an open cubicle - and have to carefully sneak out a silent fart here or there. Be it the office at work, the library at school, or where ever, it is a situation that all of us and the best of us have been confronted with at one time or another. It is nature's way. Well, be careful. I've recently realized that it is quite possible to become so engrossed in the warmth and intimacy of high-end headphone listening that I forget about the cans all together. It is apparently a combination of comfort and extreme enjoyment that causes the distraction. Suddenly and without even thinking logically, you reposition for a discrete emission thinking that while you let it go you're monitoring the sound level and making appropriate adjustments to the rate of release. BUT NO! You can't hear a thing, you fool!! You're wearing ear muffs!!! The supposedly silent masterpiece you've crafted was in fact a shot heard 'round the room!! And later, as you wander back and forth to the bathroom or the water cooler, you wonder why you're soliciting snickers and muffled laughter. Well, friends, this could well be the answer. So as one headphone listener, who has worked far too many hours today and must have entered a complete and utter state of dileriousness long ago to be typing any of this, to another - let me say take heed. And to those moderators looking down upon this thread disapprovingly I not only plead for your forgiveness but ask that you be easy on me and my posting priveledges here in the forums for it will not ever happen again, so help me god. Thankyou, and goodnight. Brian.