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How Do You Play Music at Home?

I'm all about playing digital music at home, be it from my computer, my iPhone, or my TV. A fair amount of my friends own record players though, and will spin that when hanging out at home.

And I haven't played a CD in years, but that's how my mom gets the party started.

Tell me, when you're playing music at home for a party or your own enjoyment, what format do you use? Are you a digital devotee or a vintage tech geek?


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katydid katydid 8 years
I listen to what I've downloaded on Itunes, or I listen to internet radio (no dreaded commercials).
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Sometimes my ipod via a dock connected to my stereo. Sometimes just right off the computer. Other times, via our XBOX 360. It depends on where/how loud we want the music.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Mainly my iPod but sometimes cd's or my laptop.
syako syako 8 years
For Christmas, I got this stereo ( It has bluetooth, so I play music from my laptop (like Pandora) through the stereo. Or we listen to MP3s or CDs on the stereo. I love it!
marseilles-rose marseilles-rose 8 years
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i just recently bought one of those speaker systems that you can connect your ipod in, so im all about that now
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
My ipod (headphones or docked) or my computer. I still listen to CD's when I'm in my car since they're better quality then listening through my ipod.
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 8 years
mostly my computer because it's so convenient but i also play from my iPod. i don't listen to or buy cd's anymore.
kgr3p18 kgr3p18 8 years
i use my ipod and computer
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I used lots of different stuff, mostly computer and iPod. :]
x3Lorelei x3Lorelei 8 years
I've got a surround sound hooked up to my PC and I put it to good use. ;)
juliettemaxwell juliettemaxwell 8 years
I play music in my laptop and when we have a party, we hook up my laptop to the stereo (it has a USB connection) and then we can even make karaoke!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
At home we always play music off of my imac. It's pretty sweet, though I do make mixed cd's and play them in my car :)
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
From my iPod which is docked on my Boss Sounddock
Moirethe Moirethe 8 years
Oops reminder to never post late at night, I tend to forget what I've said and repeat myself.....
Moirethe Moirethe 8 years
I tend to use my computer, either with the things on my computer. If I want to listen to music not on my library, I use Grooveshark or Musicovery.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I use my computer, phone, CD player, record player, and television to play music at home.
inspirata inspirata 8 years
The majority of the time it's at my computer. I might use my iPod every now and then, and sometimes CDs.
bluebottle bluebottle 8 years
Pandora is the best. :)
Rivercat0338 Rivercat0338 8 years
Mostly from my mp3 player--docked or plugged into speakers in the bedroom--or one of the music channels on digital tv, but I sometimes stream a radio station I like from LA on my laptop.
Arivia Arivia 8 years
For me, it's all about this giant Sony stereo I got in ~2003, so it does mp3 cd playback, but doesn't talk to USB mass storage. What it does have is RCA inputs (incl. composite video passthrough), so I use an old RCA switcher box, plugging iPod dock, laptop (using a 3.5 to white/red splitter out of the headphone jack on my laptop dock), PS3, and now my new XBox into it. In the end, I can play music on any of those, or on the stereo itself (which doesn't happen much, since my cat screwed up the 3-disc tray by shedding hair on it). Why all this complexity, though? I'm a student, in a dorm room, so space is at a premium - between the RCA switchery and a 17" HD combination tv/monitor, I have good video and audio for everything without using too much space (my cables are a medusa, though). One cool trick for playing music on any of these is that any Windows-equipped computer can easily stream media to both the PS3 and Xbox - you just have to keep Windows Media Player open and network them. (I personally use iTunes to listen to music on my computer, but recent WMP versions have a really really good media library hook-in - you can set it to automatically monitor your music folder and it will tag and find art for the music therein: don't worry about updating it or anything. I moved music across three hard disks and into one folder a few days ago, so *nothing* was in the same place, and it worked just fine the next time I opened it.) As a result, if you have all your music on your computer in one room and a game console in the AV center, you can just stream from one to the other - no fuss, no mess.
humangirl humangirl 8 years
Just a cheap boom box-type dock for my iPod. I only use it while I'm cooking or cleaning.
Toasteh Toasteh 8 years
Record player and computer.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
iTunes and iPhone
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 8 years
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