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Old 09-17-2019, 06:17 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Vinyl, 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs and now digital. We've come a long way...

What method do you retirees use to access/listen to your music?

We still have boxes of CDs but now the Bose has given up the ghost so trying to decide what new method to use. I hate to chuck all those CDs, after all. I guess we could get a CD player and hook it to the TV sound bar, if they even MAKE CD players anymore....

Seems our peers are making playlists and using the phone to store them.
A few years ago I bought one of those self-contained record players. It plays vinyl, cassette tapes and CDs. It is supposed to record from vinyl or tape to CD but I never figured out how to do that. Lately I have been buying vinyl albums from flea markets and antique stores for $2 or $3 each. So I can play my old albums, tapes and CDs. I still think vinyl sounds best.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:04 AM
 
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I like my music loud! Seriously, I own 78, 45 and 33 rpm vinyl, cassettes, CDs and also have the appropriate player for each. The old 78s were engineered for wind up victrolas - I have one. I still have my 1968 Akai system: original amp and speakers. I've given up on the reel to reel tapes since they lost quality. 8 Track was always a disaster.

For the newer music, I have 2 good Sony portable players which also take computer sticks.

I don't subscribe to sirius or napster since mostly, they don't have the music I listen to anyway.

When I have the time, I prefer vinyl, LOUD, on my Akai system - nothing beats that sound.
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Old 09-17-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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I still have a 1000 CD collection. But I listen to the radio and now to my iPhone connected to my HiFI system playing the subscription service called PrimePhonic.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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I have CD's but it's so much easier to just tell Alexa to play what I want to hear and then tell her to shut up when I'm done listening.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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^^ This. Alexa is very handy when I'm cooking. Quick music and no fuss.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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vinyl (i have to fix my record player), fm radio (a lot actually), some streaming on the computer (youtube mostly), some cassettes and cds, but mostly mp3s on one of my players when I walk around / travel. I actually still download stuff, I like to own the music even if it's digital.
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Old Yesterday, 12:37 PM
 
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I have CD's but it's so much easier to just tell Alexa to play what I want to hear and then tell her to shut up when I'm done listening.
Glad I'm not the only one rude to Alexa at times. She has no feelings, I assume.
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 PM
 
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Glad I'm not the only one rude to Alexa at times. She has no feelings, I assume.
Keep that in mind the next time you ask Alexa to open the pod bay doors.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
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in the car - bluetooth/itunes years ago i moved everything i wanted over to my mac/phone. i have a few cds left but never play them. every time i get a new idevice i lose some of them because, and i'm guessing here, they came off napster originally. it's fine, they were mostly 50s and early 60s oldies.

home - i stream a public radio station that plays a mix of new rock, alt rock/indie whatever it's called, a few older songs (?classic rock), they throw in something outside the "genre" once in awhile like sinatra or johnny cash.
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I listen to Sirius in the cars.

For the most part, I listen to iTunes via my phone at home, on cruise ships, and when exercising. Love the Bose headphones!

Also at home, we still have Aiwa shelf stereo that has an amazing sound. We'll play CD's on that from time to time. Sometimes we just play the music channels on cable tv through the sound bar in the family room.

We too don't know what to do with all of the CDs and cassettes. We gave all of our vinyl to our daughter for her collection. Can't believe she loves the music we listened to!
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