Poll: How Do You Primarily Listen to Music? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
View Poll Results: How Do You Primarily Listen to Music?
In my car 144 29.15%
At live concerts 22 4.45%
With headphones 105 21.26%
On a full-sized stereo or surround-sound system 381 77.13%
Using wireless lifestyle audio speakers 31 6.28%
Through a TV, soundbar, or sound stand 7 1.42%
I play an instrument and that's what I listen to the most 11 2.23%
I don't voluntarily listen to music 10 2.02%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 494. You may not vote on this poll

Forum Jump: 
 33Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 12:03 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,105
Mentioned: 445 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9176 Post(s)
Liked: 16188
Poll: How Do You Primarily Listen to Music?

There are lots of ways to consume music. I'm curious as to where and how you do your listening. Click this link to read more, or simply vote in the poll located above this post. I made it multiple-choice, just in case you feel no one option covers your situation.
tesseract67 likes this.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum

Last edited by imagic; 03-23-2017 at 12:09 AM.
imagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 12:11 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 2,601
Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1300 Post(s)
Liked: 2113
Full sized system....

100% of the vote!

OK, I am the first voter so that might have something to do with it.
imagic, FresnoJT and vipergts2207 like this.
18Hurts is offline  
post #3 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 12:12 AM - Thread Starter
Mark Henninger
 
imagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 16,105
Mentioned: 445 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9176 Post(s)
Liked: 16188
Quote:
Originally Posted by 18Hurts View Post
Full sized system....

100% of the vote!

OK, I am the first voter so that might have something to do with it.
I'm with ya, keepin' it at 100% for now
jdryyz, 18Hurts and FresnoJT like this.

Mark Henninger
Editor, AVS Forum
imagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 12:53 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Franchot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Signal Hill, CA, USA
Posts: 1,862
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 216 Post(s)
Liked: 168
When the wife is away, it's the full surround or stereo system. When the wife is sleeping, it's headphones. When I'm on the road for a long journey, it's CDs in my car's stereo system.

I like to actively listen to my music. I'm not one for background music as I'm doing my chores. That's what talk radio is for.
FresnoJT likes this.
Franchot is offline  
post #5 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 05:48 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
nathanddrews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,049
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 629 Post(s)
Liked: 647
I didn't see the option for "AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE", so I went with full-sized stereo or surround-sound system.
FresnoJT, pcp7 and sprins like this.
nathanddrews is offline  
post #6 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:00 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mattopotamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,603
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2111 Post(s)
Liked: 2158
Definitely in the minority here, but I do not really listen to music that often. Sometimes in the car, but usually it is audible or a podcast.
Mattopotamus is offline  
post #7 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:13 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ballen420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: South of Boston
Posts: 3,913
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 116
Where's the all of the above button?

This is a tough one since primarily is what you spend the most time with. It would be a little easier to answer if it was worded as your preferred method for listening to music.

I may be in the minority, but I rarely listen to talk radio anymore, so I'm constantly listening to music whether it's in my car for the 1 1/2 to 2 hours I spend commuting every day, to the couple hours I might be able to sneak in some time with headphones at work, to the wireless system I'm using while doing things around the house and then to the time when I can actually sit back and intimately listen to music in my family room.

Aside from attending a live show, which I'd be lucky to do once a month, listening on my full-size stereo would be my preferred method. Love the intimacy of headphones, but can't wear them for extended periods of time.
FresnoJT likes this.
ballen420 is offline  
post #8 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:20 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
eljaycanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 9,999
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1951 Post(s)
Liked: 2748
I listen to music primarily on a full-sized stereo / HT system and in my car. Occasionally I also listen on headphones. It's all good.

Last edited by eljaycanuck; 03-23-2017 at 07:12 AM.
eljaycanuck is offline  
post #9 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:23 AM
Senior Member
 
hv9200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NH
Posts: 390
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 114 Post(s)
Liked: 72
sonos play 5's

"although he walks among us, he is not one of us"
hv9200 is offline  
post #10 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:39 AM
Member
 
1_sufferin_mind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked: 211
Music is a destination activities for me. Treating it like so much aural wallpaper only does the art a disservice. I cannot stand listening to music in the background, because it distracts me from the task at hand. So most of my listening is done seriously, at home, in front of the big rig. The rest of my listening is on the move in the car, or on vacation. Color me old-fashioned or out-of-touch, but anything less than a hi-res mobile device loaded with at least CD-quality music is a travesty of audio justice!

I'm taking my meds !!
Revel Ultima Salons & Voice / PSB B5 / PSA XV-15 / Emotiva XMC-1 / Emotiva XPA-5 / Oppo BDP-95 / Sony PS3 / Cable-TV / Panasonic 50" Plasma / Samsung 60" Plasma
Custom McCormack Monoblocks / Custom Cary SLP98P / VPI Super Scoutmaster with JMW9 and Benz Micro Glider H2 / PS Audio PWT / PS Audio PWD with Network Bridge
1_sufferin_mind is offline  
post #11 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 06:53 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Class A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NH
Posts: 3,624
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 765 Post(s)
Liked: 5074
Thumbs up

I'd love to have 2 systems, one for HT and one for music. However due to lack of space I have combined both. My CJ preamp handles the music and w/the HT pass through I play my movies.
Class A is offline  
post #12 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 07:03 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mightyhuhn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,318
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1287 Post(s)
Liked: 469
headphones.

full size stereo system are simply not good enough.
rehanfarrukh likes this.
mightyhuhn is offline  
post #13 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 07:34 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Rowan611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pella, IA
Posts: 1,522
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 615 Post(s)
Liked: 712
Tough to choose just one. However, I voted with headphones. That said, I do listen on a blutooth speaker when cooking, or in my car with my son, and even on my HT setup. But, I do prefer the intimacy of good cans (can't wait to get my Grados back).

HT: Oppo UHD-203 | Crown Amps | NX3000D | NX6000D | 1299s | Volt 8s | THTs | Crowson Shadow 8s | BOSS riser | Panamax 5300PM | LG OLED 65B6P
Family: Denon AVR-S740 | PSB Alpha AVs | Sony X900F | X1
Rowan611 is offline  
post #14 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 07:40 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
audioguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Not far from Atlanta - but far enough!
Posts: 9,785
Mentioned: 102 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5123 Post(s)
Liked: 3978
Up until about 1 month ago, 99% of my music listening was done in my dedicated theater/listening room. But now, with Amazon Prime and Pandora music streaming through a Sonos system in our family room, THAT has become a new and surprisingly fun new to enjoy ALL KINDS OF MUSIC ..... and my wife gets to enjoy it as well. Furthermore, we now listen to more kinds of music.

LOVE technology !!!
lance466 likes this.
audioguy is online now  
post #15 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 07:47 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
gregoryperkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 2,612
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 713 Post(s)
Liked: 266
At work, Hifiman headphones.

At home my EMP/SVS/Denon 5.4.4 system upmixed.
imagic likes this.
gregoryperkins is offline  
post #16 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 07:59 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
uniquepattern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,896
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 810 Post(s)
Liked: 857
The above options are great and all, but I use my ears...
uniquepattern is offline  
post #17 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 08:12 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ChldsPlay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 2,176
Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1170 Post(s)
Liked: 675
Woohoo! I'm not alone. Someone else doesn't listen to music (outside of what is in movies/tv etc.).

The Hodor Theater - Now with Atmos
Projector - JVC D-ILA NX7; Receiver - Yamaha Adventage A3050
LCR speakers - JTR Noesis 228 HT (3); Surr./Back - Klipsch Pro Cinema KPT-8000M (4)
Atmos In-ceiling - Niles DS8HD (4); Subs - Passive JTR Captivator Pro (2)
ChldsPlay is online now  
post #18 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 08:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Spidacat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 463
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 297 Post(s)
Liked: 416
Critical listening on full sized home stereo. Quantity wise definitely my car. Counting to and from work plus errands it's at least an hour every day. It isn't as good as my home setup, but I do have a nice Alpine/JL Audio system.
Spidacat is offline  
post #19 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 09:17 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Blackdevil77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 1,647
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 493 Post(s)
Liked: 230
This being AVS forums, I'm not surprised at the result. I can almost guarantee if you post this poll on another, non sound system enthusiast forum, the results would change drastically. Most people I'm sure listen in their car, with ear buds being 2nd. I'm the only one I know besides those on these forums that actually just sits down and listens to music.
richlife and uniquepattern like this.
Blackdevil77 is offline  
post #20 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 09:21 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ashland, PA 17921
Posts: 8,743
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1116 Post(s)
Liked: 457
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ole...l#post49605385

No selection for through my TV's screen?
JoeKustra is offline  
post #21 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 09:30 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
chirpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Posts: 4,235
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 397 Post(s)
Liked: 576
Speakers sitting on my desk at my job. By far and away. Surprised that's not a choice. ^_^

Last edited by chirpie; 03-23-2017 at 09:34 AM.
chirpie is offline  
post #22 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 09:57 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 2,792
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1785 Post(s)
Liked: 1486
My 2.1 computer setup (Elac UB5s and an SVS SB12) gets the most pure music listening time, as I almost always have something going on either as background or with my full attention if something catches my ear.

Once it's finished my dedicated 2-channel listening and relaxation room will get some good time I imagine.

I mostly listen to Audible in the car.

I use my Amazon Echo to play music or ambient sounds to go to sleep to in the bedroom.

Headphones are for the gym or for use on planes.
TuteTibiImperes is offline  
post #23 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 09:59 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Ralarcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,132
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked: 245
You guys are just a bunch of "AUDIOPHILES"

Cheers
Ralarcon is offline  
post #24 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 10:10 AM
Advanced Member
 
BNestico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Posts: 784
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 294 Post(s)
Liked: 336
I picked headphones but it's actually split up more than I thought. Often times if I'm listening to something for the first time it will be either through my Sennhieser Momentums or through a pair of wired Polk bookshelf speakers connected to my AVR's zone 2. Once I'm familiar with something I'll sit down and listen to the CD on my main system in my living room.

Last week however proved that listening to music however you can makes certain experiences infinitely more tolerable. I work for a company that does snow removal in central PA. We got 30" of snow and I spent the better part of 42 hours over three days in a Caterpillar skid steer (with heat thankfully). Luckily I reached in my pocket early Tuesday morning and found my pair of cheapo skull candy earbuds that I normally just use for a metronome when playing my drums. They saved my entire week.
richlife likes this.

Vizio M75
Denon AVR-X4300, Adcom GFA 5006
Polk Audio RTi8's, CSi5, RTi6's, OWM3's
SVSound PB13 Ultra x 2 (Rosenut).
PC-Ultra(TV12), PC12+
BNestico is offline  
post #25 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 10:13 AM
AVS Forum Club Gold
 
sdrucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1684 Post(s)
Liked: 1358
Full-sized, outside of streaming Internet radio stations at the health club.

75% full-sized as I write: perhaps we should differentiate between two-channel purists vs. upmixers as long as we're at it.

Audio Gear: Trinnov Altitude 32 (24 channel), NAD M27 amps (3)
Video: JVC RS600, Seymour 100" UF Screen, Lumagen Radiance Pro 4444 (coming soon)
Speakers: PSB Imagine T3 LCR, Imagine T Wides/Side Surround 1, T2 Side Surrounds, Imagine XB rears, Image B6 screens, PSB CS1000 ceilings (6), HSU ULS-15 Mk 2 subs (4) - 13.4.6
HAA HT1 and HT2 Certification
sdrucker is offline  
post #26 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 10:22 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
eljaycanuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 9,999
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1951 Post(s)
Liked: 2748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralarcon
You guys are just a bunch of "AUDIOPHILES" ...
Hey, there's no need to get insulting!

Anyway, I'm no "audiophile" - I'm just a guy who enjoys good sound.
eljaycanuck is offline  
post #27 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 10:23 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
jevans64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, Alabama
Posts: 1,285
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 256 Post(s)
Liked: 197
Two systems... one for HT, 11 channel Atmos/DTS:X, and one for music, Emotiva Stealth 6 Studio Monitors and SVS-SB16-Ultra piped through a Stealth DC-1 DAC. Also have Sennheiser HD-650 cans for more personal listening using the DC-1's headphone amp.

Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 85" X900F, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.
jevans64 is offline  
post #28 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 10:44 AM
Member
 
CrazyCuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 15
In order of usage:

- Critical Listening: (2.1 Bedroom) Logitech Squeezebox Touch/Marantz TT-15S1 --> PS Audio Digital Link III DAC/PS Audio GCPH Phono --> PS Audio C-100 Integrated Amp --> Ascend Acoustic Sierra-2/Rythmik F12
- Commute: iPhone --> Shure SE535
- Work: Laptop/iPhone (Tidal) --> Meridian Explorer DAC --> Objective 2 Desktop Amp -> Sennheiser Momentums
- Late Night: MacBook Pro/iPhone (Tidal) --> Schiit Modi Multibit --> WooAudio WA2 OTL Amp/PS Audio GCHA --> Sennheiser HD650/Denon AH-D5000/HifiMan HE-400S
- Parties: (5.1 Living Room) iPhone/Oppo UDP-203 --> Emotiva MC-700 Processor --> Emotiva UPA-5 Amp --> Ascend Acoustic Sierra-1 NrT/Horizon/Paradigm ADP-390/Rythmik FV15HP
- Casual: iPhone --> Amazon Echo (BT) --> Apple iPod Hi Fi
- On the Go: iPhone --> UE Megaboom (BT)

Expensive Hobby!
Scarriere likes this.
CrazyCuz is offline  
post #29 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 11:18 AM
Advanced Member
 
Muphasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 634
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 256 Post(s)
Liked: 218
Quality of listening time listed higher than actual time listening.
2 channel system in my home office
1 hour plus round trip commute on a (blushing with embarrassment) stock stereo in my car
~3-4 hours a day on crappy computer speakers at work
occasionally get to use my surround sound system to listen to music.

My favorite though is going to concerts, as many as possible! Going to 4 so far this year:
The Damned
The Pixies
Steve Martin/Martin Short (unsure if this counts as a concert)
Depeche Mode

May add more as the notifications come in

Vinyl, tape, digital... I don't care as long as I can listen to my music...
Muphasta is offline  
post #30 of 69 Old 03-23-2017, 11:59 AM
Bass Enabler
 
Scott Simonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 21,509
Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5986 Post(s)
Liked: 5117
More free demographics for Vertical Scope to send off.



I'd love to listen to music in my HT room but .... I never do in actuality. Mostly listen in the car or using headphones at home or on a walk.
Scott Simonian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Community News & Polls

Tags
music , poll

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off