iPad How Many use the iPad Air for music

Scarpad

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If so what apps do you use and how do you use it, Headphones, thru a system of some kind?
 

Bear

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If so what apps do you use and how do you use it, Headphones, thru a system of some kind?
If I'm using my iPad, why should I have to pull out another device to listen to music?

I have some of the music I own loaded on it and I have the NPR Music app. And I'll use headphones or through my stereo via airplay to an AirPort Express.
 

mfr1340

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bluetooth headsets

If so what apps do you use and how do you use it, Headphones, thru a system of some kind?
I have both inside bt ear buds and over the ear bt headsets and a nice portable two speaker fm radio with bt hook-up. Once you pair them with all your igear, they will sink up on their own when you turn them on.
 

iJeremy

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Good sound quality

Since the iPad 3 the sound quality has been excellent through the headphone jack on the full size iPad providing you have good headphones of course. Not so good on the iPad 1 or 2 or the original iPad mini. Just my opinion.
 

peapody

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Have had iPads, but never listen to music through them unless its pandora or some other streaming app to speakers. The space is to little to hold a decent library for me, so I just end up using my classic.
 

Scarpad

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got a 128gb just because I figured I'd put some music on it, I'd use iTunes match but the service still has a lot of issues
 

Menel

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Airplay wirelessly to various locations in house.

ITunes Match, Pandora, or iTunes Radio. I don't store much media on iPad.
 

iPodJedi

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I only have a playlist of my top 30 favorite songs on my ipad mini because it's just not a device made for music- i use my iPod nano 7g for music.
 

iJeremy

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IPad music for travel

I keep music on my iPad for travel, which is frequent. Otherwise I use airplay through my home hi-fi system also, via my main music library on my mac. The sound quality on the iPad through headphones is good enough for travel purposes.
 

gatearray

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got a 128gb just because I figured I'd put some music on it, I'd use iTunes match but the service still has a lot of issues
YMMV, but I've been using iTunes Match from the beginning and on multiple iOS devices and Macs, and it works very reliably for me, I probably surf my 80gb library for 6-8 hours a day.

In fact, none of my devices really store much music at all which allows me to choose a smaller capacity iPhone and iPad because of this $24.99/year subscription I was already using, as everything is basically streamed on demand. And as a bonus, no commercials on iTunes Radio! :)
 

KeepCalmPeople

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I teach guitar and find my iPad invaluable during lessons. I use GarageBand with some of my students who are into composing songs. I use Anytune Pro for slowing down songs and changing their pitch so students can play along to a song at their pace. I use FourChords for some of my students who are beginning to strum open chords.
Lastly I have a couple of flash card apps for learning to sightread, and a couple of guitar tablature apps that will play a song while displaying the tab.
I usually connect to a bluetooth speaker so that the iPad can be heard over two guitars.
 

master-ceo

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I just put some songs on my iPad for a custom GTA Playlist that will play those songs during game play. Most my music is streamed from my BOX account but I do keep some soul & funk in FLAC on my iPad. (Play with FlacPlayer app)

Other than that I make my own music using APPS like Cubasis and Nanostudio.

I mostly jam out with headphones and a pair of studio monitors.
 

s2mikey

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Use it for music while on treadmill. Connect it to a Bose soundlink 2 and all is good with the world. Mix of MP3s and iTunes songs.
 

DaCurmudgen

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YMMV, but I've been using iTunes Match from the beginning and on multiple iOS devices and Macs, and it works very reliably for me, I probably surf my 80gb library for 6-8 hours a day.

In fact, none of my devices really store much music at all which allows me to choose a smaller capacity iPhone and iPad because of this $24.99/year subscription I was already using, as everything is basically streamed on demand. And as a bonus, no commercials on iTunes Radio! :)
This.

Other than that I make my own music using APPS like Cubasis and Nanostudio.

I mostly jam out with headphones and a pair of studio monitors.
This.

I also use an iXY mic and RODE Rec to capture live music, which I then edit using Logic ProX and my iPad 3 or rMini as a controller for mixing or keyboard to play additional instruments or FX. I use AirPlay or the headphone out to play in family room and stereos, and have been considering a bluetooth speaker for ultimate sound system portability.

As for apps: Rode Rec, nanostudio, iMaschine, Garageband, Logic Remote, Bloom, Sounddrop, Figure, Musyc. I've also been curious about Audiobus (a way to connect music apps to other music apps), but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The iPad (as well as iPhone) do music very, very well.
 

Fattytail

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I've got music on it because I can (iTunes Match), but frankly I rarely listen to music on it.
 

maflynn

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Does my iPad rMini count - I use that to listen to music (using Pandora or iTunes Radio). I use a mixture of headphones and its speaker.
 

CEmajr

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I don't have any music physically loaded onto my iPad but I do plug it in to my home stereo quite often to play music. I use iTunes Match, Pandora, and iTunes Radio on it.
 

Max(IT)

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I mainly use my iPhone for music, but when travel on train I use my iPad as well, with my high quality headset.
 

Prabas

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Podcast music/Spotify/Radio when reading, browsing web etc. No headphones though. It looks and feels kinda weird, also stereo speakers are surprisingly good compared to iPhone's mono ;)