Music: How do you usually listen?

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 202 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 2:36 PM

I was chilling at home yesterday and realized that I own a ton of music I might have used to listen to all the time, but really never do any more simply due to format. I occasionally spin a vinyl (my town has a record store with a great collection of stuff, so it's kind of hard to not buy one or two every once in a while, while self-banning myself from the place for large stretches of time so all my income doesn't go there), but never really play any of my cassettes or CDs because I generally listen off my computer (iTunes) or phone (Spotify).

So, when it comes to music, how do you listen to it? Traditional "own an actual physical copy" ways or the more modern digital ways? I know some people swear by how much better it sounds the traditional ways, but my ears must not be fine-tuned enough to notice that much of a difference.


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 2:46 PM

I used to like owning physical discs, now I just stream through amazon and google.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 3:01 PM

I have several methods....

Casual listening, Soundcloud, then Spotify

DJing, I purchase digital files from Beatport or Bandcamp, manage using iTunes and Rekordbox

Vinyl. I have small collection and a decent record player with USB hookup. I occassionally rip to digital but it's a pain in the ass.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 3:14 PM

Spotify with headphones 90% of the time.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 4:24 PM

I use Spotify while I work. 

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 5:17 PM

Pandora and Amazon, through speakers throughout the house, via my Echos.

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
29,653 posts 76 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 5:54 PM

Pandora while at work typically. Amazon at home on our Echo devices. 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 7:03 PM

Amazon usually. Anyone know of any good, cheap wireless headphones?

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 165 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 7:03 PM

Car radio but usually XM. Radio during pool time in summer. I’ve cooked dinner the last two days and used my bose speaker and played pandora from phone 

wildcats20 In ROY I Trust!!
29,653 posts 76 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 7:43 PM
posted by iclfan2

Amazon usually. Anyone know of any good, cheap wireless headphones?

 Not really cheap, but I like my Powerbeats. 

cat_lover Senior Member
3,629 posts 44 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:48 PM

Usually LP's and CD's still but my sons are slowly converting me to Amazon and Pandora. I do have siruis in our cars so I rarely listen to traditional radio.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:52 PM

At work I'll pull up a two hour youtube of classical or jazz for background noise

For running, lifting or working out, I'll suffle a playlist off of itunes

If I driving alone in the car, no music, too many podcast to listen to

If I have company in the car, we have sirius for background noise

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 109 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:52 PM

XM in the car, usually 36 alt nation, or 70's on 7, or 60's on 6.

Pandora.....on a channel my son created for me called Kongos.

Ipod with a bunch of good old tunes to walk to.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:55 PM
posted by iclfan2

Amazon usually. Anyone know of any good, cheap wireless headphones?

Elegiant IPX4  $22-$27

FatHobbit Senior Member
9,058 posts 68 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 17, 2018 11:31 PM
posted by iclfan2

Amazon usually. Anyone know of any good, cheap wireless headphones?

I just bought some taotronics from Amazon for $26 and they work pretty well. I'm no expert for wireless headphones but i bought them on my brother in laws recommendation and I've been pretty happy with them. 

GOONx19 An exceptional poster.
7,413 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 18, 2018 12:01 AM
posted by iclfan2

Amazon usually. Anyone know of any good, cheap wireless headphones?

I have Anker's SoundBud Slims. I think they were $19 on Black Friday. They have 7 hours of play per charge and are pretty noise-canceling. I work out in them and wear them on my ride to work and have had no issues. I bought them because the Anker Soundcore Sport XL bluetooth speaker is great.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 20, 2018 10:24 AM

Most of it straight from the radio.

 

When I was overseas I switched between iheartradio and pandora, but in Pandora doesn't work if not on a US service 

I liked iheartradio to listen to hometown stations, even with tho commercials, because it just gave a sense of home.

 

Do have an few hours of music on a 5 dollar mp3 player 

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