I was just kidding about the boxes, but was curious about whether people would choose the game audio, or the audio of something on TV or radio in the same room while playing a game. Similarly, do you mute the game audio and play MP3's while gaming?
The girlfiend comment was just to add context to the question. I should have been more clear. Sorry.
To clarify that I'm not a TOTAL jerk. We have 'together time' and 'apart time'. She rehearses singing for 2 to 4 hours a day, hence the need for head phones, hehehe (she's actually very good, but scales will drive you mad. Even the dog leaves the room.) I actually have more 'guilt-free game time' than I know what to do with.