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Old 26th March 2010, 02:22 PM   #11
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Old 26th March 2010, 08:35 PM   #12
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I would agree that the music seems to be clearer, etc. when the lights are out. As you observed, I think it's due to removing stimuli from the brain, thus it has to increase the acuity of the other senses to compensate. It also works for me if I close my eyes, unfortunately when I either close my eyes or turn out the light, I find myself falling into a zone where I eventually fall asleep!

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Old 26th March 2010, 08:37 PM   #13
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Forgot to add, Firebottles add their own stimulant to the music, so I think they improve the situation if other sources of light are extinguished!

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Old 26th March 2010, 09:14 PM   #14
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I agree, the best combination is darkness and booze.

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Wait, were we talking about women or music?
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Old 26th March 2010, 09:33 PM   #15
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Totally agree, sometimes I am in a lit/daytime listening situation and trying to figure out if the speakers are "blending" well or are beaming a bit. In the dark I can't look at the speakers so I just listen. Also I totally believe the audio companents will only ever be 40 - 50% of your system, the rest is brain/ears and physiological so environment is very important. Also, when it's dark, it's night. Background noise is reduced and power supplies are under less demand.
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Old 26th March 2010, 10:20 PM   #16
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Perhaps not totally, Stygian subterranean dark, but certainly darkly dim is my preferred listening environment.
Personally I don't mind the dim glow of the display; it isn't mid-field but off to one side, similar to candle light in effect.
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Old 26th March 2010, 10:45 PM   #17
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Maybe its cause, the music can't see you enjoying yourself, so IT can concentrate better at getting its own rocks off!!
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Old 26th March 2010, 11:35 PM   #18
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Nah, I think the assumption earlier is correct, less stimulation of the other senses lets you concentrate on the sound
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Old 27th March 2010, 01:19 PM   #19
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Some dark and some booze sure helps the music a lot. =)
But too much and the only music in my room will soon be Zzzzzzzzzz.....
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Old 27th March 2010, 05:25 PM   #20
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I'm a little young for the whole alcohol thing, but I'll agree that darkness is the best environment to listen to music in. However, I use a PC to play my music, so getting zero noise and zero light can be difficult.
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