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AustinPowers_
01-21-2006, 09:35 AM
My old speakers died and now I am on a headset all the time for sound.
I'll be listening to a song, and swear I could hear someone shouting, maybe to get my attention. So I take the headset off and shout "What?!"...I'm a teenager for 1 more year, so lazy by default.
I either get no response at all, or hear an equally confused "what?!" response from someone downstairs.

Seems to happen in particular songs with alarming frequency.

They're watching me.. the people inside my headphones. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

AustinPowers_
01-21-2006, 09:35 AM
My old speakers died and now I am on a headset all the time for sound.
I'll be listening to a song, and swear I could hear someone shouting, maybe to get my attention. So I take the headset off and shout "What?!"...I'm a teenager for 1 more year, so lazy by default.
I either get no response at all, or hear an equally confused "what?!" response from someone downstairs.

Seems to happen in particular songs with alarming frequency.

They're watching me.. the people inside my headphones. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

PF_Coastie
01-21-2006, 09:39 AM
Lay off the shrooms man! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Brain32
01-21-2006, 09:40 AM
Heh, a funny thing happened to me yesterday, I was flying on WC in my Spit and suddenly I hear a well known sound of BMW engine somewhere behind, I quickly checkd my six, looked around in panic wandering where is he...
In the and it turned out it was a washing machine roaring in the bathroom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

p1ngu666
01-21-2006, 09:43 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

often get phantom sounds here too

PF_Coastie
01-21-2006, 09:50 AM
I hear phantom sounds in this game often, especially after being killed and looking around in ext camera view.

Many times I will here an engine running in the vicinity I got shot down or crashed. If you pan away it goes away, go back and it remains there. It is some kind of sound bug in game.

But I have never heard voices, even during my acid flashbacks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

triad773
01-21-2006, 10:00 AM
LMAO- yeah I've had that for years. Figured that it was some airplane flying by or something. Within the radio spectrum there is a thing called 'bleedover.' This phenomena is more common on radio (as in CB, amatuer radio or even broadcast FM) where the frequency, say at 220hz may be heard in some form at 440hz, 880hz, etc. You don't hear it clearly but it is there. It may be something to do with your sound card or something- so it could be bleedover from someone operating some kind of radio near by. If there is an amatuer radio operator pumping 250 watts over some radio band, you may even notice it on the tele on occassion.

The local radio shop used to sell things that would minimize this for tv- other devices I am not well enough versed in. Sufficit to say it is probably just your rig reacting to some harmonic of nearby radio traffic. Try speakers again when you can and listen for it. Obviously wearing headphones you may hear things you didn't before.

Used to do the same thing when I first noticed it years ago- "WHAT??," -- "What- did you need something" -- "Oh bullocks! Never mind!"

Hope that wasn't overly technical or mis-worded.

Cheers-

Triad

carguy_
01-21-2006, 10:06 AM
Heheh teenager lazy be default - that`s rich http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Come to think of it I often hear strange voices,especially when I fly.Most often they say "got get that stinky red motherf@cker!!!" but very often I hear a father-like rant "WTF ARE YOU DOING MHM YOU WELL GET YOURSELF KILLED!!!".


Other than that I keep repeating fabulous scnes in me head.Recent scene is in Band OB where the German general takes his last speech to his soldiers.Very touchy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

russ.nl
01-21-2006, 10:33 AM
I funny thing comes in mind right now but I won't tell it. The prob. is it's at cost of somebody els.

AustinPowers_
01-21-2006, 10:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by triad773:

Used to do the same thing when I first noticed it years ago- "WHAT??," -- "What- did you need something" -- "Oh bullocks! Never mind!"

Triad </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly.

There is a who song called Baba O'Riley... I'm convinced during one of the choruses I can hear my mum shout me.

Maybe I'm just programmed to expect a good telling off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

DuxCorvan
01-21-2006, 10:46 AM
There are several explanations for this:

1)Bleedover from a 'porting' wave due to radio amateur activity in your neighborhood.

2)Audible allucination. Some persons, even if they don't have any mental disfunction or disease, are prone to experiment paranoid episodes when they're extremely tired, too exposed to sensorial excitement or some substances as alcohol or medicines. Try resting a little, and spend less hours before your PC.

3)Sensorial 'ghosts'. When ear is exposed to very loud and continued noise, gets saturated and starts to send fake impulses to brain, which are erroneously interpreted as recognizable or familiar sounds or voices. It's an alarm signal that you are about to suffer ear damage, and you should seriously consider lower the noise volume of your headphones a little, specially if you're going to hear loud music for a long time.

4)Real-time EVP? I don't believe in afterlife, but these things happen: I've witnessed it myself several times.

danjama
01-21-2006, 11:22 AM
Anyone seeen that Horror film about radio noise? That is one scary film!!! I think its called white noise or sutim like that!

Anyway, i know what u mean, i often listen to music on my headphones, and certain points in the song always sound like someone said my name, but take the phones off and nobody is! I think it is your mind playing tricks on you; with your ears drowned in noise you are paranoid that someone wants you so your mind is paying extra attention and probably tricking you. Thats my explanation anyway, it stops me thinkin about the ghosties comin from my headphones http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

AustinPowers_
01-21-2006, 01:21 PM
Its a strange phonomena.. and a couple of posts in here have sound, excuse the pun, explanations.

I think its a combination of...

Expecting to be called... for dinner, or anything else.
Awareness... I'm usually in the room with the light off, so my audio perception and general sensory perception is increased. So any sound I hear which sounds out of place stands out.... this is especialy prominent when I'm in the house alone.
Audible allucination from Dux also sounds pretty good.
Add some bleed over sprinkles... and you got strange noises in the night.
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pourshot
01-21-2006, 02:59 PM
This will stop those pesky voices it works for me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/foilhats.jpg

BfHeFwMe
01-21-2006, 03:43 PM
And the common factor is, all still living at Mom's house. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Skullin
01-21-2006, 03:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">PF_Coastie </div></BLOCKQUOTE> LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

darkhorizon11
01-21-2006, 09:17 PM
where's raaaid? he hears voices too

jds1978
01-22-2006, 05:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">3)Sensorial 'ghosts'. When ear is exposed to very loud and continued noise, gets saturated and starts to send fake impulses to brain, which are erroneously interpreted as recognizable or familiar sounds or voices. It's an alarm signal that you are about to suffer ear damage, and you should seriously consider lower the noise volume of your headphones a little, specially if you're going to hear loud music for a long time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i get this phenomenon from time to time. I've played music professionally since i was 15 yrs old and my first few bands were uber loud (due to lack of experience and maturity). Although this period lasted only a couple of years for me it definitely affected my hearing. be good to your ears-wear earplugs when going to see live music or when clubbing. End of public service announcement

AH_Gonzo
01-22-2006, 09:22 AM
I get the phantom noises also. Funny thing is when ever I do reply all I get is odd looks from the wife...When I don't I usually get something trown at me by the wife for not aswering.

Talk about no win situation... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Slickun
01-22-2006, 10:33 AM
You need headphones to get this effect?

AustinPowers_
01-22-2006, 11:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Slickun:
You need headphones to get this effect? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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heywooood
01-22-2006, 11:11 AM
you hear these (http://www.vogue-web.ch/f4/usaf.html#)noises?

hmmmm...

Extreme_One
01-22-2006, 11:52 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I thought it was just me!

I'm so glad that you guys get it too.

I often peel my headphones off and turn to the wife to say "what did you say?" and she says "I didn't say anything" as she gives me one of her looks.

I've shown her this thread to prove I'm not going insane! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

AustinPowers_
01-22-2006, 12:02 PM
We should start a support group.