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Jul - Entertainment - How do you listen to your music? New poll - New thread - New reply
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Posted on 07-19-12 12:22:45 AM Link | Quote
I get CD's quite rarely and have admittedly obtained the vast majority of my music through shady methods. As for the literal listening of the music, my favorite ways are in my car or my desktop's speakers. Two nice satellite speakers with roughly a 10" sub-woofer that hasn't really made it past 30% volume because of the power in it.
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Posted on 07-20-12 12:04:41 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Foxhack
I buy used CDs at the places where I get stuff to resell. I've amassed a ridiculously large collection over the years. I'm still not even halfway through my collection...

Oh wow, totally joining that site. I need to catalog my large CD collection--though mine's not as big as yours. Username's AceyArisen.
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Posted on 07-22-12 07:47:57 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Aux
Oh wow, totally joining that site. I need to catalog my large CD collection--though mine's not as big as yours. Username's AceyArisen.

Awesome. Welcome.
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Posted on 07-22-12 09:37:15 PM Link | Quote
Note to self:

Steal sister's/brother in law's music collection, amass large collection as a result.
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Posted on 07-23-12 04:22:32 AM Link | Quote
Gabu, you're going to be living within easy walking distance of a huge-ass used CD store in about a month.

Just so you know.
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Posted on 07-23-12 06:25:27 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Aux
Gabu, you're going to be living within easy walking distance of a huge-ass used CD store in about a month.

Just so you know.


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Posted on 08-05-12 03:12:08 PM (last edited by Devin175 at 08-05-12 03:13:53 PM) Link | Quote
I usually just search for a song I like on Youtube and use the Easy Youtube Video Downloader, but sometimes I'll just use a site called Wuzam to download my songs. As for listening to 'em, I use foobar2000.
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Posted on 08-31-12 07:55:10 PM Link | Quote
Generally, I download, listen to the entire album or discography, keep all that I like, and put it on my iPod. When I can, I buy the CD because I like having the physical copy for artwork and lyrics. I also watch videos on YouTube to see what they do with the songs. And I sometimes find new stuff from Pandora.
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Posted on 06-08-14 10:20:07 PM (last edited by Heliosphan at 06-08-14 10:21:00 PM) Link | Quote
I download/torrent mine, then put it on iTunes and crank up my speakers. Simple as that.
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Posted on 06-09-14 02:29:00 AM Link | Quote
Often it's FLAC (preferable) or MP3s (VBR 0 or better) through Winamp, listened through a 7.1 surround headset.

I need desperately to get a turntable. If I can find a decent USB one for not too much money I might attempt to wander into a casino and wander out with more than I wandered in holding, with the goal of purchasing said turntable.
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Posted on 09-24-14 09:51:40 PM Link | Quote
Computer, mostly. I'm a lazy snob and don't go out to buy my music. Unless it's vinyl, might go for that.
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Posted on 09-25-14 08:02:13 AM Link | Quote
I use foobar2000 for almost everything. The main reason is that it's got a good UI and it can play MP3/NSF/VGM/whatever just fine.

It's all I need for now.
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Posted on 09-25-14 05:15:22 PM Link | Quote
I use either VLC for FLAC. Google Music and YouTube for everything else. With the exception of FLAC or ALAC rips, most stuff is stored on the cloud. Prefer MP3 320 VBR ... AAC not so much. Spotify web player and tablet app are good discovery tools. Pandora is just incredibly nice if I don't want to make a conscious decision in what I want to listen to.

I used to mesh a whole bunch of speakers together using AirPlay and wired speakers. Mess of wires and misplaced speakers with awesome, overkill bass levels. There were a few Pink Floyd 4.1 mixes that I'd listen to directly from my computer's optical out directly to the sound system (Samsung theater in a box ... which is now stored in a box somewhere). Eh, got tired of some of the upkeep ... wire shorts and constantly crimping wires.

In no way am I an audiophile.

Went into a quiet phase where I'd listen to music over cheap earbuds and speakers.

Now I'm using higher quality over ear headphones with some noise canceling. It's not the floor rocking, earth shattering bass sound I'd get from a sound system but the audio's clean and I don't have to worry about bothering the next person. However, noticing flaws more in poorly encoded music. So after a ton of years, I'm weeding out stuff and replacing it with better rips.

Turntable. Wants one. Fancy laser models are quite nice. Years and years ago someone figured out how to rip vinyls with flat bed scanners (but I don't think the project went anywhere ... resolution was too low to be anything but a proof of concept at the time.

Own few actual vinyls ... 1973 Lord of the Rings is a fun one because it's "inspired" music. It's trance music. Eeriest, coolest stuff. Pretty unique. Album cover has some amazingly cool artwork.
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Posted on 10-19-14 09:44:41 PM Link | Quote
I typically listen to music either by plugging my 4th gen black and white iPod classic into my iHome or just directly on iTunes. Sometimes, I'll feel like listening to random music and I'll find that by searching on YouTube. Least common is either outside with my iPod and a set of headphones or when I need to break the ambiance with some random study music and use 8tracks.

I miss having a record player though. I need to get it over to the west coast!
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Posted on 03-27-17 12:47:47 AM Link | Quote
Sometimes I listen to what my stepfather's singing on karaoke, but mostly, I listen to my own tunes if it gets too loud.
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Posted on 03-27-17 01:54:37 AM Link | Quote
Youtube, and Newgrounds
Or even the radio

Those are the main ones
On occasion, I even turn-on one of the Music Choice channels on tv, but this is surprisingly rare for how easy it is to do.

I have downloaded a few songs, but not many.

I typically use VLC to listen to downloaded songs
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Posted on 03-28-17 10:14:59 PM Link | Quote
i listen in the following ways:
  • w/ headphones plugged into an iPhone or iPod

  • iPhone tuned into bluetooth plugged into an Onkyo amplifier, which plays music out of Danish JamoART speakers (a killer thrift store find)

  • (during a bath) eyes closed, partially submerged into a clawfoot tub, Japanese new age and/or “world” music playing on an iPod, iTrip plugged in and broadcasting at 101.1FM; a Sangean waterproof radio sits besides it tuned into 101.1FM playing the iPod music but giving it the good ol' warm radio edge.

  • sometimes YouTube i guess

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Posted on 02-02-18 08:16:33 AM Link | Quote
i care about music again lately for some weird reason so i'm gonna bump this thread. sorry

when i was a kid first getting into seriously listening to non-video game music at all, i had this lil walkman and pair of headphones. every night i'd just lay in bed and close my eyes or sit by the windowsill and stare out the window at the night sky and listen to music on them... i'd stay up WAY past my bedtime, when i was going to bed around 10pm every night, until like 1-1:30 in the morning just listening to random CDs.

these days, 90% of my music listening is just me on my computer, desktop or laptop, with headphones on. i use foobar2000 with default skin rn, because i'm too lazy to try anything else or customize foobar2000 anymore really and i don't care about UI aesthetics in my music player that much because i only look at the window to change songs anyway...

i (almost) always always always always always, always, ingest music on headphones. i do not like listening to music with other people around where they can hear it, at all at all. i don't really love being social about my music taste because it feels like such an intensely deeply personal thing to me to listen to music at all, and i'm also pretty bashful about my tastes frankly. (i won't even contribute music to my friends' plug.dj nights lol)

i also frankly don't like listening to music on speakers really, because i like my music to envelop/engross me and the easiest way to accomplish that is with headphone listening.

anytime i'm in the car with my girlfriend, though, she's playing something, and i've on occasion really like stuff she's liked and gotten into it that way. if i drove ever and if i were the only one in my car, that miiiight be another way i'd listen to music

the sequel to the first story is that sometimes i listen to music laying in bed on my phone right before i go to sleep, just closing my eyes and absorbing it in the quiet of night. got a lot harder when i stopped having a working phone but i'll prolly go back to doing it when my new one arrives
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Posted on 02-02-18 05:40:26 PM Link | Quote
At work, I'd listen to most of my music with some quality headphones. I had some Bose ones because they actually fit my (apparently quite small??) head without pressing against my ears so hard that my glasses push in and give me a headache. I can wear them comfortably for hours.

At home, we have some very nice quality VAF speakers, and they are excellent for listening to music through. Like… audiophile quality. And so loud (if you want) you CAN make the music envelop you, with no distortion (from the speakers themselves, anyway… if you get REALLY loud, then audio reflections from the room will kick in, probably not helped by my lack of curtains).

On Thursday, my in-laws took the baby out to playgroup and I absolutely BLASTED some Tool and Nine Inch Nails through them and aired out the house and it was great.
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Posted on 02-02-18 05:50:59 PM Link | Quote
As I didn't have a walkman as a kif, but did have a Game Boy, that was my portable music device.

That's how my taste for chiptune has started. And every game with a soundtest was a goddess sent.

I may got a walkman later, and I did some mixtapes, of GB and NES music, even got.to use my sisters discman, but Ge Boys were a long time my only musical compagnions.

When I got a flashcart for my GBA, I really got into MOD Files and NSF, as these were easily playable and a low memory footprint to boot.

This only changed with the arrival of the 3DS and used its MP3 feature, sadly the headphone output was just too quiet for speaker use at work, so I used a PSP Go for some years for that job.

At home, when I just want to listen to music, I sit in the living room and let the music play trough my Sonos.

Or lay in bed and listen trough headphones.

The source could be anything, Chiptune filea from my computer, CDs, records, MiniDisc or the games themselves.
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