Simple subject. Mad I know, but without them none of use would be posting here, would we?
Has anybody else experimented and found variations in the sounds they hear depending on the direction their earlobes point? My ears lie pretty flat to the side of my head, and I've found that by making them stick out a little (headphones worn behind the ears DJ style is the most comfortable way) increases my treble pick-up massively, though I find it fatiguing after a very short time.
I'm curious as to whether this is common (or am I just weird?). In my case it would suggest that I would have a tendency to enjoy forward and bright sounding gear, to compensate for my lack of treble perception, where somebody with better treble pickup (more sticky-out ears?) might find the same gear too harsh.
I appreciate that other factors come into play, and there are a million and one other variations between different people and their ears, but if this is a pretty common factor, then maybe we could all use it as a simple starting point when searching for gear. I'm not quite suggesting a "how to..." though. Just something to help people along, and maybe to help the un-believers and cynics accept that we all do have different needs and proper hi-fi allows us to cater for those needs.
So, tell us all whether moving your ears changes your perception of your hi-fi, and does it improve things?