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361 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:31 pm

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PTFlea wrote:I like Spotify as well, but I can't use it offline yet, so it sucks back the data like crazy.

Spotify is great and is absolutely worth subscribing to for like $12 per month or whatever it costs.  I love the feature of downloading songs for offline playing...it's great for camping, in the car, and wherever else you may not have WiFi so you're not sucking down phone data.  My playlist on it currently has about 32 hours of music and is constantly growing.  

Do you use bluetooth speakers?

Indeed I do.  Just one, to be exact.

I might invest in one at some point soon.  The one I wanted was 120 though, so it'll have to wait a bit.

I bought this one last year
http://www.harmankardon.com/bluetooth-speakers/ONYX+STUDIO+2.html?dwvar_ONYX%20STUDIO%202_color=Black#start=1

I'm pretty satisfied in terms of sound but don't be fooled by the playing time saying up to 5 hours. Without it being plugged in, if you are wanting to play it loud you've only got about an hour's worth of juice. That! Was disappointing. But sound is amazing.

$300 bucks later though.

362 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:37 pm

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PTFlea wrote:
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PTFlea wrote:
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PTFlea wrote:
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PTFlea wrote:I like Spotify as well, but I can't use it offline yet, so it sucks back the data like crazy.

Spotify is great and is absolutely worth subscribing to for like $12 per month or whatever it costs.  I love the feature of downloading songs for offline playing...it's great for camping, in the car, and wherever else you may not have WiFi so you're not sucking down phone data.  My playlist on it currently has about 32 hours of music and is constantly growing.  

Do you use bluetooth speakers?

Indeed I do.  Just one, to be exact.

I might invest in one at some point soon.  The one I wanted was 120 though, so it'll have to wait a bit.

I bought this one last year
http://www.harmankardon.com/bluetooth-speakers/ONYX+STUDIO+2.html?dwvar_ONYX%20STUDIO%202_color=Black#start=1

I'm pretty satisfied in terms of sound but don't be fooled by the playing time saying up to 5 hours. Without it being plugged in, if you are wanting to play it loud you've only got about an hour's worth of juice. That! Was disappointing. But sound is amazing.

$300 bucks later though.
I bought mine for 200 around Boxing Day(back then it was 450$ advertised).If you can wait till Boxing Day you are going to get some major discounts on this sort of buy.

363 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:33 am

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Quick question -- what's the use case for a portable speaker? I know the kids on my son's team liked to play music in the dressing room before games, so that's one. In general, though, isn't blaring your (personal) music to those around you considered a little, what would be the word, selfish? If you have a party, different story, of course, but then do you need a portable one? In the vast majority of other situations I'd simply use a headset (bluetooth or otherwise).

P.S. And I say this after convincing my daughter that my son would love a bluetooth speaker as a Christmas gift (I got Amazon Prime on a free trial before Christmas and had all the kids do the gift matrix online -- they had an $80 speaker for $20, which was roughly the budget). It sat there in its box until around March, at which point he brought it downstairs for a while (not sure why, because our soundbar used for the TV does bluetooth and he never bothered pairing to that one).

364 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:25 am

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wprager wrote:Quick question -- what's the use case for a portable speaker?  I know the kids on my son's team liked to play music in the dressing room before games, so that's one.  In general, though, isn't blaring your (personal) music to those around you considered a little, what would be the word, selfish?  If you have a party, different story, of course, but then do you need a portable one?  In the vast majority of other situations I'd simply use a headset (bluetooth or otherwise).

P.S. And I say this after convincing my daughter that my son would love a bluetooth speaker as a Christmas gift (I got Amazon Prime on a free trial before Christmas and had all the kids do the gift matrix online -- they had an $80 speaker for $20, which was roughly the budget).  It sat there in its box until around March, at which point he brought it downstairs for a while (not sure why, because our soundbar used for the TV does bluetooth and he never bothered pairing to that one).  
music in the kitchen, music in the bathroom, and one day, music in the garage.

365 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:26 am

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Bought Bluetooth headphones last night but they're the donut kind not the earbuds, so I find them uncomfortable when I wear glasses. Back they go.

366 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:44 pm

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Flo The Action wrote:
wprager wrote:Quick question -- what's the use case for a portable speaker?  I know the kids on my son's team liked to play music in the dressing room before games, so that's one.  In general, though, isn't blaring your (personal) music to those around you considered a little, what would be the word, selfish?  If you have a party, different story, of course, but then do you need a portable one?  In the vast majority of other situations I'd simply use a headset (bluetooth or otherwise).

P.S. And I say this after convincing my daughter that my son would love a bluetooth speaker as a Christmas gift (I got Amazon Prime on a free trial before Christmas and had all the kids do the gift matrix online -- they had an $80 speaker for $20, which was roughly the budget).  It sat there in its box until around March, at which point he brought it downstairs for a while (not sure why, because our soundbar used for the TV does bluetooth and he never bothered pairing to that one).  
music in the kitchen, music in the bathroom, and one day, music in the garage.

Headphones work in all those situations. Main speakers solved two issues: mobility while listening (not tied to a cord) and sharing the music with others (party). Bluetooth headphones solve the first issue. I guess a third issue would be audio quality and, but I still think that for comparable AQ you're probably paying less for a headset.


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367 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:47 pm

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PTFlea wrote:Bought Bluetooth headphones last night but they're the donut kind not the earbuds,  so I find them uncomfortable when I wear glasses.   Back they go.

You mean over-the-ear? Like the entire ear is inside the "donut"? I've gone through several versions of headsets (including on-the-ear -- not quote over), earbuds, the ones that latch on to the ear (like an earbud with a handle). I must admit, I have not (yet) found a perfect pair.


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368 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:16 pm

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wprager wrote:
PTFlea wrote:Bought Bluetooth headphones last night but they're the donut kind not the earbuds,  so I find them uncomfortable when I wear glasses.   Back they go.

You mean over-the-ear?  Like the entire ear is inside the "donut"?  I've gone through several versions of headsets (including on-the-ear -- not quote over), earbuds, the ones that latch on to the ear (like an earbud with a handle).  I must admit, I have not (yet) found a perfect pair.

Then you haven't seen Adrienne Barbeau in her prime.

369 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:33 pm

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wprager wrote:
PTFlea wrote:Bought Bluetooth headphones last night but they're the donut kind not the earbuds,  so I find them uncomfortable when I wear glasses.   Back they go.

You mean over-the-ear?  Like the entire ear is inside the "donut"?  I've gone through several versions of headsets (including on-the-ear -- not quote over), earbuds, the ones that latch on to the ear (like an earbud with a handle).  I must admit, I have not (yet) found a perfect pair.

Then you haven't seen Adrienne Barbeau in her prime.

Really?
If we're going old then I'm going for Jane Fonda. Oooohhh Barbarella... Hubba hubba!

370 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:11 pm

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Ursula Andress FTW!

Rosanna Arquette, too, if you want someone more recent. And, no, Toto's song was not about her(s).


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371 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:49 pm

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The Very Best of the Alan Parsons Project. I had no idea I even had this. Don't remember ever buying it. Just found it while going through stuff trying to de-clutter.

Brings back memories.


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372 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:11 am

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New Darkness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QqAb47tYQ

And new Alice Cooper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlEcM53kj_I

What a time to be alive.

373 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:03 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:New Darkness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QqAb47tYQ

And new Alice Cooper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlEcM53kj_I

What a time to be alive.

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When I saw you posting in this topic I knew we'd be talking about the new Darkness album.
I didn't enjoy the last one as much as Hot Cakes but I trust it wil be a solid showing!

Speaking of, Guns n f roses in a few weeks!!!

374 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:37 pm

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Flo The Action wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:New Darkness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_QqAb47tYQ

And new Alice Cooper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlEcM53kj_I

What a time to be alive.

Laughing3
When I saw you posting in this topic I knew we'd be talking about the new Darkness album.
I didn't enjoy the last one as much as Hot Cakes but I trust it wil be a solid showing!

Speaking of, Guns n f roses in a few weeks!!!

Should be a great show. The Cooper album looks promising, good reviews so far. I like this guitarist, Tommy Denander, he adds some real pizzazz.

375 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:42 pm

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I thought I was hearing an outtake from Physical Graffiti...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJg4OJxp-co

376 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:03 pm

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Er. Mah. Gerd.

377 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:48 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:Er. Mah. Gerd.

you can always count on the Brits for quality rock n roll.

378 Re: What Am I Listening to Right now? on Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:38 pm

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SeawaySensFan wrote:Er. Mah. Gerd.

you can always count on the Brits for quality rock n roll.
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