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Best music path for you?
The Radio 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
CDs/ Tapes/ LPs / etc... 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
The Net, directly. 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
MP3 players 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
A combo of the above 50%  50%  [ 7 ]
Other 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
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What form of music listening do you prefer?

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I almost exclusively listen to my music via my iPod.


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I almost exclusively listen to my music via my iPod.


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Well, I prefer listening to music sitting in front of my home theater/stereo. Nothing beats a lossless source like a CD being played through nice speakers.

But, I most often end up listening on my PC or iPod.

So I voted for "Combo".

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I listen to music amost exclusely on my iPod or thorugh the computer off of iTunes. I have to get one of those digital turntables and a conversion program to get stuff off of old vinyl and into an MP3 format. Does anybody have any experience with this and how did it work out?


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I listen to music almost exclusively on my iPod or through the computer off of iTunes. I have to get one of those digital turntables and a conversion program to get stuff off of old vinyl and into an MP3 format. Does anybody have any experience with this and how did it work out?


Digital Turntable - I'm assuming, and we know what that means, that you are using a USB turntable. Depending upon condition of albums, you may experience some hiss and clicks. Most software will over come this post recording during your wave edit phase. I always clean up after I transfered rather than during transfer, it is both faster and cleaner. Also, you may want to set up a 60Hz band-pass filter to remove the turntable cyclic hum too. All in all, they work like they are suppose to and you can make some nice CD/MP3 backups of analog stuff that hasn't been converted over yet. Nice investment.

In regards to the poll, I'm a combo person. Nothing beats a good stereo setup - but they are damn cumbersome to lug around. MP3 on Memory sticks or on CD is my choice for the car. Full little baby boom-box for general listing at work is also my choice. I never got into i-Pods - I have a blue-tooth in my ear most the time and to have an iPod too would be disastrous. Besides, my PSP also plays movies so why be stuck with only audio when I can have both. :D


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Well, I have a killer Onkyo stereo system myself that I plug my iPod into via a 24k gold tipped Monster cable so I hear what you guys are saying.


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I have to vote combo on this one.
I have a green iPod mini I bought at a poker game (new in box) a few years back, and although it was never used for well over a year, it now gets a ton of play when I am working out AND while I am playing poker live.

But every Friday and Saturday night I crank up my home system, and do a little damage drinking a few, before I go out to drink a few more.
In case you are interested (whitsbrain might be) I have a 50-inch Samsung DLP tv downstairs, with a Sony DVD changer (that plays CD/MP3s) with a Sony surround sound system to "blast it on up" a bit.


Works well for me. FWIW- I do live in a townhome, and the neighbors get a bit antsy at times, but normally it isn't loud for too long, especially when there are drinks waiting for me at the club I go to. :D


The iPod gets a bit more use, but the home system gets some as well.


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The iPod gets a bit more use, but the home system gets some as well.


Exactly the same here, except that when I use my home system I plug my iPod into it. All of my CDs (over 1000 of them) are boxed up in the closet of my spare room. I'm thinking about selling them all while they are still worth something. I never use them.


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The iPod gets a bit more use, but the home system gets some as well.


Exactly the same here, except that when I use my home system I plug my iPod into it. All of my CDs (over 1000 of them) are boxed up in the closet of my spare room. I'm thinking about selling them all while they are still worth something. I never use them.


Actually, I have the cables and have used my iPod straight into my home system as well.
But for the most part, I burn a fair amount of CDs with the "appropriate party music" I like, and play them on the changer.


Works for me...........


BTW- You do realize that the faster you sell those CDs, probably equates to more money that you get for them.
You will have to go through and make sure you have everything you want, saved onto your iPod though. Sounds like a pretty big undertaking for you.

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You will have to go through and make sure you have everything you want, saved onto your iPod though. Sounds like a pretty big undertaking for you.


I already have that done. It took me nearly a year to rip all of my discs but I finished the job last summer and have just added new stuff as I have gotten it. I also have another computer with my entire music library backed up on it so all I need to do is to back it all up on discs and I'm ready to go.


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i rarely listen to music anymore.
when i'm in the car, i have the channel on talk radio. most times, the radio in the house (if i turn it on) is on talk radio. but if i do listen to music, i play a CD most times. and it is usually the soundtrack of STAR WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

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i rarely listen to music anymore.
when i'm in the car, i have the channel on talk radio. most times, the radio in the house (if i turn it on) is on talk radio. but if i do listen to music, i play a CD most times. and it is usually the soundtrack of STAR WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clones.


This is cool. It reminds me of my Scifi channel CD, that plays several Scifi themes, such as from TOL, and TZ. It plays Xfiles, and the theme from the Halloween movie, I play it in my car, too. I was leaving a parking lot, the attendant loved that I was playing the TZ theme song, it gets attention, I bet your SW CD does too :D

We do have a diverse crowd here, cool posts all, thanks, keep'em coming.

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yeah, i just put a Mozart CD in to listen to while i scrub the shower....

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yeah, i just put a Mozart CD in to listen to while i scrub the shower....


I have heard Mozart's music can boost one's brain power, I shall have to listen, I need more brain power...lol.

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I am currently listening to: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9. Thank you Mr. Yates for the inspiration, this is a lovely and lively work.
I very rarely listen to classical music.

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Mostly my iPod. My car has a cassette deck so I have the cassette adapter to listen to the iPod in the car. I have a stereo system and an iPod deck at home so I can choose either.

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the Mozart thing i was listening to was from JUPITER.
it is on a compilation disc i bought eons ago for .99 at CAMELOT...the name of the record store should tell you how long ago that was...

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CDs mostly, I hear about other bands I hadn't heard of before on TV, radio or Internet sometimes though and on my XM radio.


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the Mozart thing i was listening to was from JUPITER.
it is on a compilation disc i bought eons ago for .99 at CAMELOT...the name of the record store should tell you how long ago that was...


LOL, did you pull the CD out of a rock? You are truly noble ,Sir Yates.

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How do I listen to music? With my ears, of course. :lol:

And it's not my music, because I've never recorded any music myself or with any band, so it's all other people's music.


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How do I listen to music? With my ears, of course. :lol:

And it's not my music, because I've never recorded any music myself or with any band, so it's all other people's music.



Sir Anthony, lol, I think Seinfeld would be proud of your zingers :D Yet, you should record a song or 2, good sir, and than we could listen to it on youtube/ itunes. :D

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I mainly use CD's so I can listen to what I want when I want, I have not ventured into the dark waters of Ipod yet!! :shock:
I also listen to the radio, but do a lot of changin' channels!! :wink:

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I mainly use CD's so I can listen to what I want when I want, I have not ventured into the dark waters of Ipod yet!! :shock:
I also listen to the radio, but do a lot of changin' channels!! :wink:


Mr Mulligan, judging from your handsome avatar, in his nice suit, I would have thought you had an Ipod, NOT.... LOL

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I listen anytime and everywhere to music. i use my phone, radio, cd, cable-television, idc what music because i love allmost all kind of music
as long as i have music around me im happy. Songs with good songteksts i prefeer the most, but i also love listening to mozart, bach till hardcore till club music till pop till the 50's like i say to many.

I love to sing myself too, to bad im the only one that likes that :-D


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My Cd player broke so now I only use my XBOX to listen to CDs, music etc.
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It's all well and good to download your CDs to an Ipod or some kind of media device, but isn't it still good to have the CDs in case something happens to that Ipod, so you still have them backed up on CD?


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It's all well and good to download your CDs to an Ipod or some kind of media device, but isn't it still good to have the CDs in case something happens to that Ipod, so you still have them backed up on CD?


That is ideal. imho.

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I wasn in an FYE the other day. I know Ipods and MP3s or is it MP4? are the wave of the present and future, but man, the selection of albums sucked a dick. Just because we have Ipods does that mean they shouldn't stock CDs in music stores? What about older albms someone might be discovering for the first time? I guess the bigger stores don't even care about that.


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Vinyl is on the comeback - as are USB phonograph players. Whatta ya, know - analog does sound better. :D


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So how long before CDs come back? Does that mean stores will start to stock them so younger fans can discover older albums?


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It depends where you shop for music. At Least here in LA, Target and Best Buy has huge CD sections. I typically shop in Music Retailers - record shops - when I buy music.


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They still have record shops? Nice to know they haven't all been taken over by huge department stores and Ipods.


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Surprisingly enough - we do. Nothing like a record shop where everything you see and hear is music oriented. The joy is that you can touch, look and listen to it all. There is nothing quite like the serene doldrum of a 60 HZ hum through a big old cushion-lined set of headphones to get the nostalgia juices flowing.


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About one month back I picked up this from my local WalMart.


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Anyhow, just a few weeks beforehand, my old iPod mini died. :(
There was a nagging issue with the battery on it, and it wasn't holding a charge for long at all, perhaps 10 minutes. Even less in cooler weather. This problem began late last year around November, when I was walking/jogging regular, in essentially freezing and very cold weather.
I was going to replace the battery, and use it as a spare for exercising in similar temperatures, and buy a new model for my more typical use, but after trying to replace the battery it just didn't work so I eventually had to put it to rest.

The new one is great, with tons more space, and the video is pretty good also.
Fellow board member Meatbag had been nudging me towards the new Touch, but I just didn't have the need for that, and after thinking about it, I got the classic which I am very happy with.

It says it can hold 40,000 songs. Well, I don't know WTF I would ever do with 40,000 songs, but I suppose I have the space if needed.
When I get some spare time soon, I will start trying to figure out how to get some TZ or even OL episodes loaded on it so I can watch while I am playing poker.


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Well Sunday night I'm going to be listening to it live. Going to see Thrice in NYC -- really looking forward to the show. I've only seen them once back in 2002 at CBGBs. They've changed their style a bit, from fast metal screamo to more melodic rock, all of which I enjoy.

I expect them to play some heavy shite, but I'm also really hoping to hear the chill stuff, like 'Beggars', 'Wood and Wire' and 'Come All You Weary'.

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Using a subscription service called Mog.com. I use it via browser, iPhone and Roku. I can pretty much hear any song I want at anytime from anywhere. You can actually download songs to your mobile phone so that you can listen to them while "offline" (you can't transfer those downloads off the device, which makes sense as your not actually buying the songs).

The streaming is at 320kbps so the quality is very good. The only hump you have to get over is not owning the music. But I've been listening to so much more music now because I don't have to buy something just to listen. It costs $10 a month for the whole service. I haven't bought a CD or downloaded a song off iTunes or amazon on probably 6 months. And I have always been addicted to collecting music. The only thing I have noticed is that I don't listen to albums that I stream more than a few times and then it's on to something else.

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Go the 160gb iPod a few weeks ago, discovered a site called Kick Ass Torrents and 11,000 songs later, I have my new iPod almost thirty percent of the way filled with just about every type of music imaginable! i am never too far from my iPod; whether it's in school, at the gym or listening to it at work, it rarely leaves my side. Love it.


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