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I feel less pressure or stress when I have music playing in my ears during stage runs. Hence better performance overall in terms of effeciency, less errors, etc. It should not be too loud to distract me from RO commands and be unhearing of other loud sounds like gunfires. But loud enough that you can even dance to it. Has anybody tried and noticed the same?

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Interesting, does it distract you when trying to commit a stage plan to memory? Do you have Bluetooth plugs? If so which ones?

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Yes I bluetooth w/ my Peltor sport tac 500 so its wireless. But even w/ wires in my msa sordins I connect w/ the iphone. I just run the wires inside my shirt. I usually play it at walk thru, and when programming the stage in my mind. Sometimes I just play it when Im on LAMAR. Theres a little distraction and  makes me focus less harder w/c helps me to be not so overeager to perform at speed. Seems it counters too much adrenaline w/c could wreck my runs. It may not be for everyone. My buddies wont even try it. But I think its worth exploring. 

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One of the local long time USPSA'er GM open guys here does it. And he has been a GM and competitive for a long time so it seems there is something to it. I've always been curious about it. I should ask him the next time I see him. What kind of music do you listen to? You know there is some new tech out exploring neuroscience. JJ Racaza, Shane Coley, and Max Michel are all using the product. It's used in headphone form. Here is that link. https://www.haloneuro.com/science 

 

It is an interesting topic for sure.

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My default are classic rock and hard metal rock music of the 70/80s. Must be in my generation. Im not young anymore. But Ive tried other upbeat music and felt the same results. Think its personal preference. Whichever positively distracts you.  

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I have thought about this many times.  Always thought it would be a problem.  Of course, I dont have wireless plugs either.  Dry fire a lot with wired ear buds

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On 8/6/2018 at 4:07 PM, Hammer002 said:

I have thought about this many times.  Always thought it would be a problem.  Of course, I dont have wireless plugs either.  Dry fire a lot with wired ear buds

You can try put your earmuffs over your wired earbuds and shoot. 

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On 8/4/2018 at 11:28 PM, BoyGlock said:

My default are classic rock and hard metal rock music of the 70/80s. Must be in my generation. Im not young anymore. But Ive tried other upbeat music and felt the same results. Think its personal preference. Whichever positively distracts you.  

It's not just your generation. I am in my 20's, and rock is my default as well! 

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I have difficulties chewing gum and walking simultaneously.

Seriously, music in my ears would distract me. Clearly, it works for many others. If there's music in my ears, I cannot help but listen and pay attention to it. I recall a time when I had headphones on while walking, and there was a good song with an interesting bass line. I had to stop walking because the bass line made me stumble.

 

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18 hours ago, perttime said:

I have difficulties chewing gum and walking simultaneously.

Seriously, music in my ears would distract me. Clearly, it works for many others. If there's music in my ears, I cannot help but listen and pay attention to it. I recall a time when I had headphones on while walking, and there was a good song with an interesting bass line. I had to stop walking because the bass line made me stumble.

 

I can walk and chew gum at the same time, but I do have to stop to blow a bubble. I listen to music at matches frequently, but once on deck, I get rid of it. Helps me to relax but I find it a bit much while trying to run a stage. 

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