According to the opinions that one may not listen to a woman's recording:

I've been playing around with some music recording programs, particularly the functions that modulate the voice and apply filters to make it sound different. This got me thinking: what if a man sang and applied these filters to make his voice sound like a woman's? What about the opposite, a woman singing and modulating her voice to sound like a man's? Is there a kol ishah issue in either case? That is, do we go after who's singing, or what it sounds like on the recording?

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    possible dupe judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27206/759
    – Double AA
    Aug 28, 2016 at 20:31
  • All you've discovered is why those opinions don't make any sense. Once you're out of a technical prohibition of coming close to an actual woman, the only rule left is don't do things that can cause improper thoughts. Recorded women's voices may be that. As could avocados. It just depends on the situation.
    – Double AA
    Aug 28, 2016 at 20:33
  • @DoubleAA Interesting you might say that, as it's actually my minhag to follow those machmir opinions. I guess I'll have to ask my rav if it's a minhag ta'us...
    – DonielF
    Aug 28, 2016 at 20:37
  • @DoubleAA I'm not sure how much this question "parrots" that one (ugh). After all, you know for certain that it's not the woman singing. You have no idea what's going on behind the CD.
    – DonielF
    Aug 28, 2016 at 20:39
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    I don't know why you assume the person sees the parrot. Maybe it's background music at a restaurant.
    – Double AA
    Aug 28, 2016 at 20:55


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