How do you listen to your iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by someone28624, Dec 14, 2008.

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How do you listen to your iPod typically?

  1. I listen to a playlist

    34.3%
  2. I shuffle all songs

    12.9%
  3. I listen to songs by a certain artist

    7.1%
  4. I listen straight through an album

    22.9%
  5. I listen to an album on shuffle

    1.4%
  6. I pick a genre to listen to.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I mainly listen to podcasts

    2.9%
  8. I pick songs one at a time

    14.3%
  9. Other

    4.3%
  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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  2. surgedc5 macrumors regular

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    #2
    mostly i just shuffle songs when im driving

    playlist during working out/running

    artist/album when i want to listen to my fav album :cool:
     
  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Albums when I want to actively listen, shuffle when I don't and I don't have my XM.
     
  4. mckyvlle macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    A playlist when I'm working out; shuffle when I'm being a pedestrian.
     
  5. radicalcentrist macrumors member

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    #5
    new music...

    I have a smart playlist set up that pulls all of the music I've added over the last six weeks. I then sort it by play count (low to high), so that each time I plug in my iPod, I get a different order of my newest music for my hour-long commute to work.

    I do the same thing with different playlists for genres and a playlist that I manually compile of my favorite 25-30 tracks.
     
  6. tuneup macrumors member

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    #6
    I usually just listen to albums straight through. I got the time , why not.
     
  7. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    I listen to it in different ways for different times. When I go for a run I usually set up a mixed playlist and set it on shuffle. If I just got a new album that I want to listen to for awhile I'll listen to the album on shuffle until I get sick of it.
     
  8. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    #8
    I am surprised (pleasantly) with the number that chose 'listen to album'. I'm always skeptical that the iPod lends itself to singles and not to full albums (as opposed to a CD player forcing you to carry full albums... but I guess you could have just made mix cds)
     
  9. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    #9
    Well there is no multiple choice unfortunately and I can't say I use it in one way more than others.

    I listen to podcasts just as much as I listen to whole albums or individual songs and playlists.
     
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  11. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Usually I put these playlists on shuffle I made that have my 4 and/or 5 star songs that I haven't heard in X number of weeks, i.e. "4+ 4 weeks ago" has a list of 4 and 5 star songs that I haven't heard in about a month.
     
  12. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    #12
    How do you listen to your iPod?

    I don't know about everyone else, but I generally use my ears.

    Playlists are the most common way for me, but I usually scroll to a song I haven't heard often lately and let it go from there.
     
  13. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    Usually playlists, sometimes I'll shuffle all the songs. I rarely listen to one artist or album, as it gets boring quite quickly. Sometimes when I'm in my OCD mood, I may pick each song I want or keep fast forwarding until I get the song I want. Sometimes I would press fast forward a hundred times or more until I get something I want :cool:.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    #14
    Much the same for me, but sometimes, I'll choose an artist or band, and listen to that. Other times, I'll opt for a genre and explore that. Oddly enough, I rarely use shuffle, but when scrolling, sometimes stumble across something I have not heard for a while, and will then play that piece.

    Cheers
     
  15. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

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    #15
    I have a playlist that contains all of my 4 & 5 rated songs (2500+ of them). Sometimes I get in the mood to listen to a particular album or artist -- but my Favs playlist gets the most use.
     
  16. Loge macrumors 68020

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    #16
    I never shuffle. I decide what I want to listen to and listen to it. It will most often be an album, sometimes a playlist or less often a single track.
     
  17. iObama macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I usually choose individual tracks. If my iPhone playlist (which I remake with songs that I like at the moment) is good enough at a certain moment, I'll shuffle.
     

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