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Jul - Entertainment - How do you listen to your music? New poll - New thread - New reply
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Taryn
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Posted on 10-14-10 10:05:44 PM Link | Quote
Am I the only one that habitually (not just for new or one-time listens) types the title and/or artist into YouTube's search and listens to the song from the video? It makes me really annoyed at these VEVO ads these days.

Other than that, I sometimes will buy CDs. I almost never download music, possibly because of a bad experience with Napster's DRM in 2006 (all of your music expires if you have to reformat your HD enough? WTF?). I used to listen to the radio, terrestrial or online, a lot, but now that's very rare for me.
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Posted on 10-14-10 10:18:39 PM Link | Quote
I usually download my music, organize it into long ass compilations that tell a story that probably only makes sense to me, and then either listen to it in the car or while I'm walking. I mainly listen to music in the car though.
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Posted on 10-14-10 11:04:58 PM Link | Quote
I get MP3s/MIDIs/emulated music of whatever it is I want and stick it all in one big folder. If I hear a classic song that I really like and want, I won't hesitate to pop over to Amazon and buy it for a dollar.


If there's a song that I can't find in music format, I'll find it on youtube and listen to it for a while. (Thank goodness for infiniteyoutube!)
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Posted on 10-14-10 11:06:30 PM Link | Quote
Sometimes I have all three of my music folders (aptly named "music", "mymusic", and "mymusic2") running off one playlist in Winamp, and other times, I just play individual songs through VLC.

If I don't have the song, I just go on YouTube and listen to it instead. =)
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Posted on 10-14-10 11:12:47 PM Link | Quote
Most of my music is from downloading it. My primary method of listening to it is on my iPhone (previously my iPod touch). Before that, I always had music playing from Winamp on my PC. I have songs that always remind me of a moment in a video game such as World of Warcraft or Everquest. Whenever I would download a new song, I would play it over and over and over to the point that its etched in my mind with whatever in game activity I was doing at the time.

Lately I've been listening to a lot less music. But the house is all to myself tonight and I have 94.5 the vibe playing online (techno/dance music) pumping through the 7.1 surround and using my laptop on the 60" widescreen HDTV
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Posted on 10-14-10 11:25:53 PM Link | Quote
Very loud and via my Zune.
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Posted on 10-14-10 11:30:16 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Anya
Very loud

Oh yeah, how could I forget that? I always crank my music up, especially if its something metal or something I'm really getting into. I'll probably be deaf by age 40.
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Posted on 10-15-10 12:22:26 AM Link | Quote
Download it, stick in iTunes, listen it to death on max volume.

In the event that it's on my phone, earphones, max volume
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Posted on 10-15-10 01:39:19 AM Link | Quote
I like my music quiet.

I also like getting my music via downloads, but it has to meet a couple standards: it must be lossless, and it must be DRM-free. (Both are for purposes of portability: it's impossible to improve a lossy encode, so I want the best from the beginning; DRM will only slow me down as I upgrade technology.)

CDs are more conductive towards these goals, but I'm rather poor and have been using alternative means.
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Posted on 10-15-10 02:11:57 AM Link | Quote
Varies.

In terms of access, I must have it downloaded and digitally available. I listen a lot on the computer so I need it on my playlist. I refuse to buy from iTunes because of Apple's bad business habits regarding the distribution of music on there (where majority of the profits are for Apple, not the artists). Bandcamp purchasing is a better option for artists on there since they have more options for pricing and such, plus DRM-free music.

Then the volume varies depending on the song. Aggressive songs require very loud. Dubstep is also loud due to the wobble wobble of the bass. The less aggressive songs are also played loud depending on the nature of the song. Breaks and breakbeats are better louder to hear the percussions better. Ambience is at a medium level. Drum'n bass depends on the album and what I'm doing. If I am listening, loud. If I'm playing a game, soft.
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Posted on 10-15-10 11:38:30 PM Link | Quote
Usually mp3s or if I really like it, CDs.

I typically enjoy taking a bunch of mp3s with me in my mp3 player and going for a nice long walk around town to get my mind going.
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Posted on 10-15-10 11:42:00 PM Link | Quote
I once had an MP3 player, but the battery started acting up and such.

I don't listen to music too loudly usually. Sometimes I'll go louder with it.
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Posted on 10-15-10 11:45:30 PM Link | Quote
I've gone through a few. It's worth it though, if you ask me. Gonna get a new one sometime?
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Posted on 10-16-10 02:17:05 AM Link | Quote
When I make more money, I plan to get a desktop computer and possibly a smartphone and an MP3 player

Now, I'm trying to make what I got last as I launch my career.
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Posted on 10-16-10 11:55:48 AM Link | Quote
I, uh, download my music. Any of you who knows will know where, so generally it's that techno and video game soundtrack stuff.

I listen to my music either in iTunes or on my MP3 player. I'm just used to the interface on iTunes, even if I don't need the iPod service process running in the background all the time because I don't need it!
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Posted on 10-16-10 12:44:16 PM Link | Quote
Louder than Hell!

I sometimes go to Youtube and search for new music that way, the ads don't bother me because Adblock Plus gets rid of all of them, but I mostly just download full discographies and never listen to 99% of them.

Originally posted by BlackNemesis13
I usually download my music, organize it into long ass compilations that tell a story that probably only makes sense to me, and then either listen to it in the car or while I'm walking.

Hey, you make one helluva compilation!

I too have to have my iPod whenever I go out the door, I love listening to it while I walk across town or on a car ride!
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Posted on 10-23-10 01:20:56 AM Link | Quote
I have a Firefox plugin that lets you play a YouTube video on infinite repeat, and I use that pretty often... though I try to download music if I like it enough, because then I can put it on an MP3 player for that sort of thing.

I still use Winamp 2 when I listen to downloaded music on my computer... never saw much need in upgrading to anything better.
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Posted on 10-30-10 09:34:40 PM Link | Quote
Headphones. Volume at anywhere from 15% to 50% on my laptop.

I generally torrent my music, unless I can get a CD. For me, it's kind of difficult without having to purchase online, which I cannot do. I need a job.

If I had a portable music player (such as an iPod Touch,) I would be using that just as much as my laptop, in terms of music, not so much with browsing.
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Posted on 10-31-10 11:52:40 PM Link | Quote
Torrent or ripping high-quality Youtube tracks to MP3 format.

As for listening... generally via my iPod Nano 5G.
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Posted on 11-03-10 10:17:38 AM Link | Quote
I always blast music when I'm driving. My car doesn't have an auxiliary jack so I burn CDs to play in the car. I have my Zune HD for when I'm out and about (I never leave home without it), also cranked way up. When I'm home, I plug my laptop into my stereo system and listen that way. Sometimes I'll listen to my vinyl... it's especially nice when I'm doing homework or working around the apartment, because it's so soft and sweet sounding. I love vinyl.

I download most of my music, but if I can't find it that way then I'll buy it from Amazon mp3. And I get my vinyl at Amoeba Music in LA.
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