Immersive listening - eyes wide shut
Feb 16, 2014 at 10:18 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

talisman42

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There's lots of evidence to support that senses are heightened when you eyes are closed and far from other sensory distractions. The audiophile world, listening with closed eyes is a customary practice, but not sure how widely it's actually practiced. Here's just a fun poll to get a generally idea of how we stand on the issue and perhaps learn a bit more in regards to maximizing our listening experience.
 
Feb 16, 2014 at 10:23 PM Post #2 of 4

SomeGuyDude

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I have music playing constantly. It's not an activity I portion a section of my day for. I like music too much to say that I won't have it playing until I'm sitting down somewhere with my eyes closed. I'll zone out at night frequently, but that's it.
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 1:10 AM Post #3 of 4

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I used to close my eyes all the time. Then I read a French literary critic ragging on people who close their eyes, and it made me self-conscious about it. I have to force myself to keep my eyes open at concerts because, supposedly, it's a visual (or social) experience too. I usually listen lying down, but I don't want to fall asleep so I keep my eyes open but cover them with a folded black T-shirt.
 
Feb 17, 2014 at 1:22 AM Post #4 of 4

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I want to vote for the bottom two.  I listen at work/while gaming/while on the bus.  I also listen at night and just either recline in my chair on my bed and may or may not close my eyes and just lose myself in the music sometimes.
 

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