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  • How many hours a day do you listen to music?

    I'm finding myself on the edge or even in the cold, dark heart of obsession about audio--likely spending 2 or more hours a day here, and many more hours when I can at various websites devouring information, asking questions, seeing what others have done....

    Now here's the hard part--to what end? Make no bones about it, I love audio and have been engaged in the dance for 40 years+. But honestly, do I rush home and turn it on? Rarely. my wife and I converse, do dinner, and play games or watch TV. Now the weekends are a bit different--in fact we have had some knock down drag outs over how late I listen and at what volumes--she tends to retire by 10p. (I am always amused by the WAF factor applying only to cosmetics, when in fact it often has more far reaching impact on the above).

    But the pleasure of really good reproduced music seems so well worth it--and granted once I get locked in I spend far less time worrying about it.

    It does strike me as almost irrational, however, that I (we) devote so much time thinking/debating about it. For the record in the current abode 1 TV, 1 stereo.

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    Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

    At home- depends on whether it's OTA TV, Movies, or music. All feed through, so it's always on in some way shape or form while awake.

    At work- the Pandora streams, so I listen to music there too for the 8.5+ hours I'm there.

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    • #3
      Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

      Music listening maybe an hour or so a day. Obsessing over builds. Um, er, uh no comments :rolleyes: Currently my listening is in a state of flux. Too many projects sitting in the way, literally.
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      • #4
        Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

        We always listen to music on my main system during breakfast, lunch and dinner, but it's just background. I will sit down and listen seriously in the evening for the length of one symphony or a couple of shorter pieces, but not every day depending on what might be on TV in sports I want to watch starting in the 7 to 8 PM time frame.
        Paul

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        • #5
          Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

          Originally posted by JRS View Post
          ...But honestly, do I rush home and turn it on? Rarely. ...
          Neither do i.
          In the car - mp3's usually playing.
          At home - infrequently; Often going days without turning on the sound system.
          A change in the hardware prompts a listening burst(frenzy?).
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          • #6
            Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

            JRS, I'm the same, irrational is a great way to explain it. I'll probably spend countless hours building my 3 way to replace my music speakers in my pool area, which I honestly haven't listened to that system now for about a month. My shop system gets played a LOT, and that's probably where I should invest my time and money on music speakers. In all honesty, I'll bet my wife listens to music a lot more than I do and I think she couldn't care less what's playing the music.

            I do have a half hour+ drive to work everyday and I listen to music on the way, so investing in a car system wouldn't exactly be a waist of time. I'm also in front of my computer at work a lot, so I intend to build a decent office system.
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            • #7
              Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

              At work, Pandora thru my Dewalt radio-charger( trying to figure out how to mod it so I can get better drivers in it and still have the charger) 8-12 hrs a day. No work or at home there is a stereo on from sun up to sun down some where in the house all hooked up to my server on shuffle. Only exception is Sunday during football season when TV is on for moment we get home from church till bedtime after last game. My wife who works at home has her system on all day but at low volume in case she get a call(I think that's why this hobby get a little more leeway than the cars or video gaming do).

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              • #8
                Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                It varies based on my work schedule, but I'd estimate an average of 12 hours a day. That's not critical listening, but I always have music on when I'm at home.

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                • #9
                  Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                  not enough :(

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                  • #10
                    Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                    As far as critical listening not enough but I listen to FM radio everyday on the jobsite, if I am in my shop I can listen to radio or CD's

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                    • #11
                      Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                      Ok, feeling better now. Although maybe not the best place to get a "reality check" :D seems I'm not so different than many of you. Thanks for the reassurance...

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                      • #12
                        Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                        Almost all the time at work I use headphones.
                        At home, the AVR is almost always on, be it FM or music from the server.
                        My Statement monitors
                        My Piccolatas
                        My LM3886 amp

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                        • #13
                          Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                          I listen at least one disc per night, often more. Those are dedicated listening sessions.

                          Oddly, when I'm working in the wood shop, I never have anything playing. I find it distracting when working.
                          Bill Schneider
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                          • #14
                            Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                            All day at work (pandora) and most weekends I casually listen too.
                            And maybe 2 times a month I seriously listen.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How many hours a day do you listen to music?

                              At my previous two jobs I listened to music almost 8 hours a day every day because I had a private office and could close my door. I have a shared office now and I dislike headphones... so nada at work. At home I dont listen nearly as much as I would like to due to kids and other responsibilities. But when I can escape to my basement work bench at night or weekends to work on an amp project I love to listen to music. Thats why Im constantly building amps I guess :applause:
                              Craig

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