def: the state of being where I need to either switch audio off in order to focus on a verbal-processing task, or else switch music off in order to listen to some other audio input, but I feel compelled to let the current song finish. Further compounded by the start of any new song.
I don't know if you experience this, but I do quite a bit. I'm loathe to cut songs off mid-stream, especially if they're enjoyable! And yet I need that audio function, whether of my brain or of my computer, to get on with some task or other.