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What do you listen to music on?
6 January 2014
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trcanberra
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There is most likely a thread on this, I couldn't find it (even with AG's help) so apologies in advance if there is.

Having just bought a decent music system for my house for the first time in 20 years (yes, I have a 5.1 system for movies, but it is designed to fit around the projector / screen and the player is best for DVD / bluray and not CD) I'm curious about the player(s) we all use for 'serious' listening (if you do listen to music as a primary activity that is).

My new system has:

  • Cambridge Audio AM 10 amp
  • Harman Kardon HD 980 CD player
  • PSB Alpha T1 floor standing speakers

The plan was to get the best stereo sound I could at my budget – which was around A$1000 and of course I ended up spending A$1500 :)

It sounds sensational compared to my existing system – I ran the Beatles Love through it and wow!!

6 January 2014
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Either thru my laptop and a decent set of auxiliary speakers or my ipod (good earphones or the same speakers as the laptop).

I actually have a very good quality amplifier and very good speakers in a cupboard but i would need to get a CD player and i can't be bothered doing that, setting it all up, and taking over so much space. I'm happy tho i'm sure many would gripe at such a travesty.

Haven't we got a thread about this, i'm sure i posted in it and not too long ago? Maybe it got lost in the rollback.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
7 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Either thru my laptop and a decent set of auxiliary speakers or my ipod (good earphones or the same speakers as the laptop).

I actually have a very good quality amplifier and very good speakers in a cupboard but i would need to get a CD player and i can't be bothered doing that, setting it all up, and taking over so much space. I'm happy tho i'm sure many would gripe at such a travesty.

Haven't we got a thread about this, i'm sure i posted in it and not too long ago? Maybe it got lost in the rollback.

We had a thread about CDs v .mp3 etc., which I reconstructed.  Not sure if we have one on equipment – though it wouldn't surprise me.

I suspect your listening systems are what most people use nowadays – and of course music was enjoyable even on a scratchy old AM radio.  But I must say I had forgotten the impact it can have when played on better reproduction gear.

I should have tripped over to buy your gear from you – if I could get through the snow to your place :)

 

7 January 2014
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trcanberra said

meanmistermustard said
Either thru my laptop and a decent set of auxiliary speakers or my ipod (good earphones or the same speakers as the laptop).

I actually have a very good quality amplifier and very good speakers in a cupboard but i would need to get a CD player and i can't be bothered doing that, setting it all up, and taking over so much space. I'm happy tho i'm sure many would gripe at such a travesty.

Haven't we got a thread about this, i'm sure i posted in it and not too long ago? Maybe it got lost in the rollback.

We had a thread about CDs v .mp3 etc., which I reconstructed.  Not sure if we have one on equipment – though it wouldn't surprise me.

I suspect your listening systems are what most people use nowadays – and of course music was enjoyable even on a scratchy old AM radio.  But I must say I had forgotten the impact it can have when played on better reproduction gear.

I should have tripped over to buy your gear from you – if I could get through the snow to your place :)

 

I totally agree with you about how much better music is when played on better equipment, i'm just too lazy to get involved in that. I would probably have given it to you for free as i'm never using it, it's all been stuck in a cupboard for years.

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7 January 2014
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trcanberra
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^ Now you tell me – could have paid for a ticket over there with the money I saved :)

7 January 2014
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I mainly listen to music on the sofa. I also have a very comfortable armchair, but the sofa is better positioned.

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7 January 2014
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mja6758 said
I mainly listen to music on the sofa. I also have a very comfortable armchair, but the sofa is better positioned.

Ha ha – nice one – same here.

Umm – when you are on the sofa – what do you play the 78s on?  :)

 

7 January 2014
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I'm not a super audiophile. I have a Sony receiver with a Sony tape deck and CD player and a JVC turntable hooked up to it.  I bought all but the turntable in 1994 and it still works.  I also hook my iPod up to it.  When I'm on the go I listen to the iPod with skull candy earbuds.  At work I have an iPod dock called an iHome that has pretty good speakers and I listen to my iPod on low volume.  I also have a USB turntable I hook up to my computer to digitize vinyl.  I also have an LG iPod dock stereo/cd player that I won at a Christmas party in the bedroom that has good sound.

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7 January 2014
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The computer or record player while sitting on my sofa.  Normally 33's, but occasionally 45's. 

In the car I use the radio or my phone (MP3 files) which is plugged into the stereo.

7 January 2014
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If I'm on my computer, I use that. Otherwise, my iPod. Occasionally I'll put a LP on. 

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7 January 2014
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In the car I use my iPod Nano, same with when I take the bus.  At home it's though iTunes on the computer which is plugged into a decent little stereo.  We have a little subwoofer for it too but we barely use it because it's too loud for a basement suite.  ahdn_paul_01

I also have a record player, but it's not hooked up at the moment.  Too small in this place to keep it anywhere permanently.  paul-mccartney

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7 January 2014
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mja6758 said
I mainly listen to music on the sofa. I also have a very comfortable armchair, but the sofa is better positioned.

Haha, good one.

I'm also sure we had a similar thread to this, but I haven't been able to find it. Maybe, as someone else suggested, it got lost or something. Carry on anyway :)

 

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7 January 2014
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On whatever device is handy at the moment – and on whatever piece of furniture a-hard-days-night-george-10 – or on my feet if I'm walking my dog.

Gotta feed that Beatles addiction anyway I can, you know.

8 May 2014
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Phone, computer, and Crosley record player.

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One of two CD players (one portable) at home, portable mp3 player (not iPod) while at work or in motion. All of 'em also receive FM radio broadcasts so I can check out the jazz & classical stations. I don't listen to music on my laptop unless I have no other option.

Oh yeah, my stupidphone also gets radio, so I'll listen to that if necessary too.

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8 May 2014
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My record player, computer and mobile phone.

8 May 2014
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My laptop. Though something's wrong with the sound. There's a very hollow sound, as if you're standing in a church or something. 

And my iPod of course, but I need to buy a new one. The battery is broken.

8 May 2014
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On top of a chair mostly sometimes on top of a bed and sometimes when I am moving about I listen to music on top of the ground

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8 May 2014
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Wow – hard to believe I have now had the system for 4 months or so.  I'm still completely mad about it, the sound is so much better than anything I have had for a LONG time and it makes a real difference to my enjoyment of many albums; I have heard details on some CDs I never knew existed even though I have heard them multiple times across many years.

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16 May 2014
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I've just taken delivery of a Denon Ceol. It's a wifi connected CD player and receiver, which has USB, iPod dock, a smartphone app to control it, probably makes cups of tea as well. I also got a 64GB USB stick to put a stack of songs onto (not as good quality as CDs, but more convenient).

Can't wait to get it home and annoy the neighbours. Next big purchase: a new turntable for all my old vinyl.

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