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After a specially intense workout (biking, running...), listening to music with headphones, I hear the music pitch has dropped slightly. What I find odd is that not all parts of the sound are detuned, just the low frequencies.

It happens to me every time I push the workout a bit harder than normal. I can hear the bass out of tune with the rest of the instruments. After a couple of minutes of rest, my hearing is back to normal.

What could be causing this effect?

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closed as off-topic by Christiaan, Arnon Weinberg, Seanny123, Steven Jeuris Jun 9 at 16:50

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Hi hso, welcome to stack exchange. Could you possibly edit your question to be less anecdotal and apply more general to human cognition and neuroscience? I will answer anecdotally in my next comment. – Keegan Keplinger May 8 '14 at 12:53
This might be an effect of sound-conducting fluids in the ear canal. – BenCole May 8 '14 at 18:17