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This Dinosaur wants to know...

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Posted on June 9, 2012 at 18:27:20
Audio Snob
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I'm some kind of dinosaur.

Browsing over at the Head-fi.org (headphone site) there are a good number of neurotics (as many or more than here, but of a younger age) obsessing about headphones and related equipment.

In reading many of the threads I find reference to the fact that the poster is looking for a headphone (or related equipment) that is useable "at work". Typically the context is that listening to music through headphones straight out of their work computer is just too harsh, so they are looking for something more tolerable.

So, my question:

Where are these guys (I think they are alsmost exclusively guys) working and what kind of jobs do they have where they can listen to music 8 hours a day on a work computer while working?

This dinosaur wants to know.

 

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I did it for a number of years, posted on June 9, 2012 at 18:54:08
Mike K
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I was a computer programmer. Spent many consecutive hours at my desk,
pounding away at the keyboard. And listening to music.

MK

 

RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on June 10, 2012 at 14:10:17
Frank I
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LOL Its called screwing the system and a major problem with what wrong with the country and most on headfi are very young and sadly morons most of them they listen with graphs and dont know what a recording really should sound like and most of them are pure slackers playing music all day and we wonder why the US in shambles look at these kids today and reading their post over there gives you an idea what we are in store for. SAD Indeed. They think they know it all too and never really open for experienced advice from us old war horses.

 

RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on June 10, 2012 at 19:17:19
welly
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I am neither young (49),definitely not a slacker and, hopefully, not a moron, but I (and many of my colleagues) spend the majority of our days at our desks in front of a computer. Listening to music, I find, helps me to focus on what I'm doing at work.

just another opinion....

Cheers

Welly

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RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on June 11, 2012 at 07:17:29
Frank I
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RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on June 11, 2012 at 08:24:32
DrChaos
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I assume that was a parody.

 

RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on June 11, 2012 at 15:38:30
welly
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Cheers

Welly

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams



 

Not trying, posted on August 25, 2012 at 00:26:52
sbrians
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Years ago I had a job (electronics technician) which required skill well below my capabilities and my Sennheisers became essential for that (not from a computer though).
Now, to excel at my job, there's no way that I could listen to music if I'm really doing my best: high quality, and fast. Although if my employer valued that aspect sufficiently, I would have my own office rather than noisier cubicles.
So, on the one hand, most people that I see listening at desks at work, I don't think are pushing themselves. Most surely seem to be slackers. On the other hand, while I can't drive a car safely and navigate well while talking, music helps me focus and gives me a kind of rhythm and helps my driving generally.
I allow for the fact that everyone is different, but agree that generally it seems to be people not trying too hard.

 

I can only speak for myself..., posted on August 26, 2012 at 10:17:24
AudioDwebe
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I work as a paralegal, have my own office, and can wear headphones pretty much all day if I choose to do so. Of course, I'm periodically removing them to answer the phone, converse with co-workers, etcetera, but once those things are done, headphones can go right back on.

Sometimes I go this route, but normally I opt for the desktop speakers, as I oftentimes get tired of removing the headphones or IEMs on a regular basis. But I have that option now. My previous job, zero music time unless it was very, very quiet as background only.

I think over on head-fi the folks asking for recommendations are looking to get a quality audio headphone rig at their offices so as not to bother their co-worker. I doubt their surfing the net all day long listening to music on their employer's dime.

And I disagree 100% with previous posters about the community at large over at head-fi. I think for the most part they're an energetic group of audiophiles who are excited about their equipment and music and share that excitement with others. Granted, a few are total boneheads. But we've got those here, too, no?






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RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on September 11, 2012 at 14:12:09
Bromo33333
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"LOL Its called screwing the system and a major problem with what wrong with the country and most on headfi are very young and sadly morons most of them they listen with graphs and dont know what a recording really should sound like and most of them are pure slackers playing music all day and we wonder why the US in shambles look at these kids today and reading their post over there gives you an idea what we are in store for. SAD Indeed. They think they know it all too and never really open for experienced advice from us old war horses. "

Wow!

I have been in world class electronics manufacturing plants all over the world. In the majority of them they allow the workers to listen to music. Sometimes with 1 earbud, sometimes allow both - and reserve the right to stop it if it becomes an issue.

I don't like listening to music while at work - but I do have long stretches where I am at a desk on a computer data analyzing so I *could* and it wouldn't be screwing the system. I know of a lot of very productive people that listen to music at work.


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RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on September 13, 2012 at 21:01:37
Ware am I
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Here is a lyric from your generation. Unless you are really ancient.

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation)

It is called multitasking. Look it up. IF you grew up playing video games, listening to music, and doing homework at the same time it would be second nature for you as well.

When I am not in meetings I like to listen to music, helps me concentrate. I also like to listen to the occasional Baseball game (Go Reds). Something you probably remember in your youth.

I find some metal after lunch gets the blood pumping, who needs coffee.
cocktail + sweet spot = fun and relaxation!

 

RE: This Dinosaur wants to know..., posted on October 7, 2012 at 10:57:41
rmilewsk
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This one of the most negative posts I have ever seen on here. I would suggest another thing wrong with our country is people that think like the creator of this post.

 

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