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23 Feb 2007 12:01 AM
    After flirting briefly with using my mobile as my portable music player, Im back to using my iAudio X5. ( stupid headphone adapters on the mobile kept breaking )

    The iAudio X5 has quality sound on it, but dreadful battery performance. I reckon I charge it every day.

    What are the rest of ye all doing... saw a small documentary on the Walkman the other night... tapes eh.. remember those!!
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    23 Feb 2007 12:26 AM
    my music is playing on my cd player and my record player...
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    23 Feb 2007 12:44 AM
    Ive been giving serious consideration to stacking all of my CDs in a box and putting em in the attic. They are just taking up space now. Ive started downloading my music instead of purchasing hard copy as ive no real room to keep stacks of cds
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    23 Feb 2007 01:07 AM
    Still listening to CDs at home, radio and tapes in the car, and when I'm walking or bussing it nothing......I'll probably get an mp3 player at some stage but haven't yet. I assume it's like the mobile phone, once you get one you can't imagine how you lived without it.

    Space for all those CDs becomes more of an issue with each passing month as I never really get rid of old stuff..........
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    23 Feb 2007 01:11 AM
    Space for all those CDs becomes more of an issue with each passing month as I never really get rid of old stuff..........

    Yeah, I know what you mean. Ive stacks of demos and singles as well.
    I dont really get time to listen to cds/music at home. Its always on the Go. Made the move the MP3 about 2 years ago and havent looked back. Before that I had a mini disc player, which I thought was great... cept for the carry around of stacks on mini discs part..
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    23 Feb 2007 01:27 AM
    i don't mean to be patronising here but... can you ever properly listen to music on the go?... i just about only ever give an album my full attention when i sit down at home with my headphones on... the only time i could imagine it working whilst moving is walking around late at night when the traffic has gone...

    ...that said, there's always a place for background music...
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    23 Feb 2007 01:33 AM
    MP3 has saved me from carting all my CDs over to Australia so it gets my vote. Having said that, as soon as I can afford to take them over here they'll be here. I've got an expensive need to have the original CD as opposed to just downloading the MP3 file. It's just not tangible enough
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    23 Feb 2007 01:40 AM
    Posted By Ally on 23 Feb 2007 3:27 AM
    i don't mean to be patronising here but... can you ever properly listen to music on the go?... i just about only ever give an album my full attention when i sit down at home with my headphones on... the only time i could imagine it working whilst moving is walking around late at night when the traffic has gone...

    ...that said, there's always a place for background music...





    Well, for me I can listen to records on the go with my iPod. Sure it's not the same as lying in bed and listening to the cd player but its still fine (better than walking around to the sounds of daily life anyway).

    I have to use an iPod shuffle cause my mp3 is broken. I wouldn't recommend it on anyone...ever!
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    23 Feb 2007 06:30 AM
    Posted By Ally on 23 Feb 2007 3:27 AM
    i don't mean to be patronising here but... can you ever properly listen to music on the go?...




    Can I listen to music and walk at the same time? Yeah, I usually manage it ok.
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    23 Feb 2007 06:38 AM
    Have to admit that while MP3's are dead handy I do miss the CD packaging and reading the sleeve covers and art work all that. It does add to the overall enjoyment of an album. I usually end up burning MP3's onto blank CD's for my Home Cinema at home. My living room is now getting full of bland CD cases with my scrawly writing.
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    23 Feb 2007 07:37 AM
    Well iPod on the go and CD player at home and toying with the idea of getting a record-player. As Kloot said the old CDs really take up a load of space. Mine are all over the place crying out for a reasonably priced shelving unit that can accommodate what i have and cater for the inevitable additions. Getting a record-player would present further storage problems. Anyone know where CD units for people with a considerable music collection can be procured?

    On the subject of music on the go i have to say that i enjoy listening to it this way. I sometimes enjoy not listening to any music on the bus but when i'm walking i love to plug out and tune in.
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    23 Feb 2007 01:16 PM
    Posted By Ally on 23 Feb 2007 3:27 AM
    i don't mean to be patronising here but... can you ever properly listen to music on the go?... i just about only ever give an album my full attention when i sit down at home with my headphones on... the only time i could imagine it working whilst moving is walking around late at night when the traffic has gone...

    ...that said, there's always a place for background music...




    I would have said it's quite easy to listen to music on the move.

    The bus/dart/train is the perfect location to zone out and absorb yourself in the music.

    What I can't understand is folk who listen to music and read at the same time, that's not giving the music your full attention.
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    23 Feb 2007 02:19 PM
    Ipod or laptop mostly

    That said i never buy the digital versions, either cd or, every now and then, vinyl.

    The laptop is handy cos i have everything on it, and its always on in my room

    That and Last FM clocks everything you listen to which is pretty cool.

    Anyone else here use it?
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    26 Feb 2007 12:59 AM
    Posted By off the post on 23 Feb 2007 8:38 AM
    Have to admit that while MP3's are dead handy I do miss the CD packaging and reading the sleeve covers and art work all that.




    But I've found that inlaycards are rarely up to spec these days ... A few photos is about all we get now.

    I used to love joining the dots, see who is thanked by the band, & who the guest musicians are etc.

    Is there anyone about town that would buy a big box of cds ?
    Is Freebird still in the 2nd hand cd business ? I haven't ventured in there in about 15yrs.
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    26 Feb 2007 04:48 AM
    You still can't beat CD's for sound quality over mp3's though.. whatever way mp3's are compressed, they lose a lot of the fullness that you get with proper CD's! I know of a lot of initial mp3 download converts, who then went back to buying CD's for playing on their home systems, because once compared the difference was very noticable!

    But in saying that mp3's are very handy on the go..
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    26 Feb 2007 05:10 AM
    Posted By mully on 26 Feb 2007 7:10 AM
    But I've found that inlaycards are rarely up to spec these days ... A few photos is about all we get now.

    I used to love joining the dots, see who is thanked by the band, & who the guest musicians are etc.

    Is there anyone about town that would buy a big box of cds ?
    Is Freebird still in the 2nd hand cd business ? I haven't ventured in there in about 15yrs.


    Hey Mully,

    You could try Road Records on Fade St. I flogged some CDs to them a year or 2 ago. That gave me between €4 and 6 per CD. I was happy enough with that cause it was stuff I was prepared to give away anyway. I just wanted rid of it.

    I used to think I was the only person who read the liner notes and looked at who was thanked....Maybe bands are making less effort with liner notes cause they reason people are gonna download the album anyway.


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    26 Feb 2007 05:30 AM
    Cheers Bort, but I'm pretty sure that Road have closed their 2nd section downstairs, I could be wrong.

    I understand about the quality issue between the 2 formats, but I just don't use cds anymore ... Rip them, put them in the pile. Thats just the way it is for me
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    26 Feb 2007 06:24 AM
    Posted By Peejay on 23 Feb 2007 8:30 AM
    Posted By Ally on 23 Feb 2007 3:27 AM
    i don't mean to be patronising here but... can you ever properly listen to music on the go?...




    Can I listen to music and walk at the same time? Yeah, I usually manage it ok.




    well considering that average traffic noise in dublin is damaging your ears, i doubt you're managing to zone it out completely... guess it depends what you're listening to... any music that requires a bit of concentration is very hard to listen to with background noise... maybe you're hearing without listening?

    anyway, each to their own... a time and a place for everything etc... etc...




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    26 Feb 2007 10:22 AM
    Mully - try City Discs along with Freebird on Wicklow Street for flogging your cds. If you're left with anything after both shops then I'd say Chapters would take it or else you could just give them to Oxfam.

    mp3s are cool for hearing/stealing new music but i'm not into buying music that way. i tried eMusic - good service but i still want a cd or record.

    anyway do many of ye listen to music on a proper hi-fi setup? i bought one from a friend a few months ago (amp, cd player + BIG speakers) and it's awesome.
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    Ian Wright

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    27 Feb 2007 02:13 AM
    I don't have separates but when I listen to music in my bedroom I use my hi-fi.
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