I can't deal with complete silence, I need some kind of background noise. But if I do listen to music, it can't be something that has a lot going on. Sunn O))) is good for blindsolving, haha.
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I become so pissed off if I hear anything while doing BLD. Sometimes tithe point where I just yell, "Shut the **** up!", end the silence happens for 5 or so minutes.
If speed solving I love listening to metal.
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Under ideal conditions, I would love complete silence so I don't have to use earmuffs. The reason is because I can hear my heartbeat when I wear earmuffs. I never used ear plugs though, but that's because I only do 3BLD as of now.
It occurred to me that I should mention: Best album title for BLD solvers: Dream Theater's old album Images and Words. (I blew the dust off it and listened to it this weekend on the way to Hillsdale.) I did some 3x3x3 BLD practice while listening to it a few years ago; it was good distraction practice.
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I like listening to music for regular speedsolving, but I prefer silence for BLD.
3x3 single: 7.30, avg5: 10.48, avg12: 11.67, avg100: 12.74, avg1000: 13.43
3x3 OH single: 9.97, avg5: 14.72, avg12: 16.76, avg100: 19.04, avg1000: 19.72
I do listen to music, calm and tranquil ones. Though that I have to make sure its on repeat and volume is in 'intermediate' level, loud enough to cover background sound, and soft enough for me to concentrate. :P
Silence for BLD is best for me
Music for speedsolving is fun, I wish we were allowed to listen to music in comps
i agree it would be awesome.
but i suppose it depends what type of music you are listening to.
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