How Do You Listen To Music?

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floridacatlover
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How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by floridacatlover » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:47 pm

I am not a big music lover by any stretch but lately I enjoy listening to soothing music when I read. So a simple question. What device do you use to listen to music?

When I was trying out the Amazon Echo (now called Amazon Alexa) for my mom, I could just say, "Play Classical for Reading from Prime Music" or something like that. (I'm a member of Amazon Prime.) But now my mom has the Amazon Echo device.

So now I could listen to my old CDs on an old boombox. Or I could listen on my iPod (but I can never keep those earbuds in). Or I can listen through my iPad I think. Or I could turn on the radio. I'm wondering if a Bluetooth speaker is what I should get but I'm not really sure how that works.

So how do you listen to music.

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Re: How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by colonialgirl » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:43 pm

I listen to music all the time. have a bose music system and I either listen to the radio or cds. I also download music to my computer and hubs just bought me an ipod for my last birthday so I can download my music to that and play through the Bose. Bose sounds like an orchestra is right in the room with me. I only buy songs when they are on sale for 69 cents. I like that I can buy one song I want without purchasing a whole album of songs I never heard of or wanted. But I have to figure out using the ipod and I have not had time to play with it.

In the car, I use Sirius. I got it for free when we bought the car and fell in love with it, but was not going to renew because - well I am cheap. But hubs said it would be one of my Christmas gifts from him, so I got the narrowed down, $5 per month version. i cannot believe there are people who pay $30 a month for radio, no matter how good it is. He was happy to be able to buy me something I wanted and I do enjoy it a lot.

I have never been able to stand headphones or sets or ear buds- I just don't like something like that in my ear. I think Ipads need a additional speaker as the ones in there are not loud enough.

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Re: How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by mbrudnic » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:06 pm

I mostly listen in my car. Mine has a connector for my iPod. Hubby has a Bose Wireless speaker that he runs his iPad through. Sounds great. He has the $199.00 one.

I think I am getting DS the $125 version for his as his birthday present, so I cannot tell you how the 2 compare. Hubby's is small. Slighly smaller than your typical brick. Very lightweight but puts out a lot of sound.

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Re: How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by Mrscreative » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:20 pm

I mostly just listen to it the old fashioned way - on the radio in the car or in the kitchen while I'm preparing dinner. Once in a while I'll listen to you tube while on my laptop, usually with ear phones. Best not to use ear phones too much though as almost everyone listens too loud.

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Re: How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by icfrugal1 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:21 pm

Laptop, Pandora. :-)

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Re: How Do You Listen To Music?

Post by floridacatlover » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:38 pm

mbrudnic wrote:I mostly listen in my car. Mine has a connector for my iPod. Hubby has a Bose Wireless speaker that he runs his iPad through. Sounds great. He has the $199.00 one.

I think I am getting DS the $125 version for his as his birthday present, so I cannot tell you how the 2 compare. Hubby's is small. Slighly smaller than your typical brick. Very lightweight but puts out a lot of sound.
Maggie, So is this the one your DH uses with his iPad?

https://www.bose.com/products/speakers/ ... ni_ii.html

It sounds like I would be able to control my Amazon music playlist from the iPad and wirelessly send it to the Bose speaker. Is that correct? I probably won't buy it for a month or two - maybe for Christmas. So let me know how your DS likes the less expensive one. Thanks.

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