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Sparked off by my investigation into audio gear (I'm probably getting myself a B&W P5 soonish), here's a lil list of questions I have for ya'll. :)

I'm not really interested in your favorite music/songs/artists/bands, I'm more interested in *HOW* you listen to music, as you can see in the title and throughout the questions.

I aim this list at INFP's, but non-INFP's and unknown types are welcome to answer, of course :)

Copy/paste and go :D

1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
11) What is your type?
12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?

Thank you for filling in this questionaire! Btw, you cannot win a free iPod, so do not send me your contact info because I'm not letting you know if you're a winner! ;D
 

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As example, my own answers.

1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
Mainly a Samsung Galaxy S2 combined with Monster Lil Jamz in-ears. I’m going to try comparing the S2’s output with my old iPod Touch today. At work, we have this crappy radio/cd/USB-player thing which I find not worth the time figuring out what brand etc. Also listen to music in the car, but only to the radio, which I think is standard car audio gear.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Leaving out working hours (since the radio is almost always on), I’d say about 2-3 hours or so on average. There are days I listen a lot, and days I don’t listen to music at all. Not intentionally, anyways.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
10-20% without work hours, 60-70% with work hours. What the hell lol.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Have done so once or twice, but no, I don’t.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Electro, indie electro, electronic dance music, indie rock, rock, indie pop.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
I don’t, since I tend to switch music genres, also to non-favorite genres.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
On the road (when I’m not driving), in the garden (when I’m smoking), when I’m behind my laptop, and when I’m alone. These are the only places/times when I don’t feel rushed so I can take the time to listen to music with more focus and attention. Oh, and at concerts/dance events of course xD At concerts I'm both interested in listening to how talented the artist/band really is, even though I'm not a professional, I can still hear when a singer can actually not sing, and interested in just experiencing the music, just like at a dance event.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
A lil piano, a lil guitar. I’m an amateur, or not even on that level xD I’ve been able to play them for over a decade, but I don’t play much since the last 5 years or so.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
If I have enough spare time this summer, I want to take a look into DJ-ing/composing electro music, but only for fun.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
EDM obviously, all kinds. Breakbeat, house, club, trance, techno. I used to visit rock concerts every now and then, but I don’t consider mosh pits and headbanging a form of dancing. Or should I? Hmmm. ^^;

11) What is your type?
Most likely INFP.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
I think I do. I have these moments where I let music wash over me, letting it resonate with, or even guide my feelings/mood. Sometimes I visually imagine places. But I don’t do/try that often. So I suppose it’s a ‘go with the flow’ thing? Also, there’s music that’s pretty value-orientated, like Faithless’ No Roots album. I guess it appeals to my personal values, that may be one of the reasons I like it so much.

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
I think I do, when I listen to how separate sounds form a whole. Trying to be aware of all the sounds/instruments/effects are strung together in one piece. It’s marvelous, and indescribable.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
I think I do, in the sense that I try to pick up on details. There’s a saying that goes: “less is more”. This is often the case with drums/base, sometimes I imagine that on a specific second, the snare drum is being hit, while it’s actually not. Or finding out that a melody I’ve been humming, actually has a last note that comes 1/16th later than I was humming it. It’s awesome to pick up on these little things. And when trying to figure out chords to a song on my guitar, I suppose.

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
I wouldn’t know, really. I don’t think so.

16) Do you think MBTI is irrelevant to how you listen to music (more or less rendering some previous questions rather useless lol xD )? If so, please explain?
I think it is. The way I ‘use’ the functions influences *how* I listen to music, as I answered in previous questions. But it may very well be I’m just imagining things and messing up on how functions work. There’s always a chance that I’m messing up, haha. xD

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
Nope, since I did compile this list. Lol ^^;
 
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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
Some trusty cheap sennheiser earbuds, or my cheap hifi or my cheap laptop's speakers.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
at least 3 hours, probably up to 8 some days

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
25% ish? I have music in my head the rest of the time.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Yes, so much so that I often can't sleep without music.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Virtually all genres on a random rotation. list: minimalism, electronic dance, indie, alternative, celtic folk, african folk, chinese traditional, arabic traditional, indian traditional, rock, prog, prog metal, classical music, jazz, Columbian vallenato music and so on...

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
Depends on the genre. Usually, I slam in more bass. I especially like doing this with classical music for some reason, and jazz. Too much treble hurts my ears.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
Whenever I listen to music, it's a very personal experience. That's important, I guess.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
Piano for 8 years
French Horn for 5 1/2 years
Guitar for 3 years
Laptop for 1 year

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Yes, I would like to be a jazz/electronic french horn player

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
I dance to all music in some way, except classical music. If it has a groove, I can move to it in some way and with a lot of genres I just can't stop myself at times.

11) What is your type?
INFP

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
I get really into the emotions of the writer, and I always have the greatest appreciation for music which defines a culture or a strong emotion.

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
I imagine situations with the song as a soundtrack, I imagine the situations that could have inspired the song, I often connect two songs together based on one chord or just a few beats that match.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
I love getting lost in the layers and textures of music, the clever stuff that doesn't readily meet the eye like a specialist tweak or effect on the drum pattern or a certain part which just adds to the sound. I have the greatest wonder at those special bits of a piece when one new idea completely changes the feel of the piece.

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
I wouldn't know if I did, I've not applied the functions like this before.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
Music has a lot of meaning for me.

However, I also have highly detailed recall of music. I remember all the parts, with the original tone and inflections on the recording, in the key that the recording was made. I have general HD hearing actually (although not neccessarily sensitive to loud noise, just sometimes. My mum is REALLY unable to tolerate loud noise) and that plays into how I listen to music.

I also research the background of music and its component musicians extensively, it's vital for my emotional understanding of the writer at the time and helps my empathy. OR it informs me about another culture of which this music is an important part.

Really though, I just LOVE THE STUFF
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
Headphones. I don't really have much choice at the moment. I have the Monster Sport Beats, great for the gym time.....and just found a lot of joy in using them for just casual listening. Well worth the money I invested in them.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Hmm, typically around 3-4 hours a day. I spend a lot of time on my laptop for work and personal alone time.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Oh about 25% ish if were just using time awake.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Depends, I'd say about half and half over all. I like listening to a female vocalist right before bed, has a nice calm nature about it. Hah, I really need to get home some time.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
ALL OF THEM! Usually rock, rap, hip hop, latin, acoustic guitar (specifically flamenco), classical, pop, techno, dubstep, R&B, alternative, metal, jazz, etc. Just music in general. Seriously.......It looks like I have "tons" of albums just looking through the genre list on my computer alone.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
Sometimes. Depending on the genre I'm listening too, and even more specifically the artist and album. Sometimes the bass is thumping or the treble is high pitched, or I just try finagling with it until I can hear the artist's breath for crisp and clean lyrical prose. I get picky if I know I'm missing parts of the song because it's being drowned out by different settings.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
Usually when I'm alone with nobody around in my own room, I like to just get lost in the moment. If people disturb that, I get a lil irritated.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
Wish I could, my fingers aren't nimble enough though.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Ah no.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
Sure! If it's a groovy beat I like moving a bit, even if I'm in a seat. Been caught a couple times beating my head and wiggling around in my seat to some latin hip hop. Luckily the girls think it's cute.

11) What is your type?
INFP

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
Hmm possibly, whenever I get overwhelmed emotionally I tend to retreat and listen to some music to fit the mood. I'm not sure if that's using Fi specifically though.

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
Sure, I like listening to music when I'm daydreaming. I like imagining myself in different situations and brainstorming about how the events came about, under what circumstances, etc.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
Possibly. It might vice versa considering some songs will trigger a memory about something that hasn't rolled around my head in awhile. Both good and bad.......and usually the more powerful experiences.

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
I don't really think so.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
Not really, though it was an original idea to correlate music listening wth type and the different experiences that come with it.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
I have an iPod Nano 3g with 8GB storage and I use Sony MDR-EX50LP in-ear headphones, or similar quality/price in-ear headphones. They break every year or so.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
A lot less than I'd like to, because when I listen to music I want to give it my attention, and not use it as background music. I'd say an hour average, one or two albums.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
That would be 1/16, so 6.25%

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
None of my music is so disinteresting that I can fall asleep listening to it.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Alternative rock, folk, classical.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
Yes, I set it to Rock, whatever I listen. Classical settings make classical sound flat.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
Whenever I'm outside on my own, like cycling or walking. This makes me feel whole and energized. I also love listening to music during my morning or evening rituals.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
I play the piano. I've had three years of lessons spread over ten years, with a gap of seven years. I also know a few guitar chords.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
I'd like to be a singer-songwriter of some kind, but I'm not the type to come up with melodies on my own.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
Sometimes, every kind of music. I'll even dance to Bob Dylan if I feel like it.

11) What is your type?
INFP.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

It's too hard for me still to point out what is using one function and what is using another. When I listen to music, I feel the music. I feel the bit when the singer's voice breaks a little over the word "again", empathize with it, and the flow of the bass. I envision what he must have felt like, and how it relates to me. That last bit is important. "This resonates with me" and "This is what I felt like at that time" and "This is how it will be for me", that kind of things. Sometimes it is really visual, sometimes just feelings.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
I'm very particular about which music I listen when. If the mood is right or not. I feel exactly when the time is ripe to listen to that concerto again, or to that album, or that song. This way, my music is like high quality clothing that you can wear again and again and they don't fade and you don't get used to them, and yet the familiarity heightens the pleasure. I haven't met anyone who is this intuitively and picky about music.
 

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ooh ooh! I adore music, I would love to take your survey! Thank you. :)

1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
I have a Nomad Creative Zen jukebox (dumb name). It holds a shit ton of music, I take it everywhere I go. I never leave home without it. Hook it up to my Bose speakers in my car, or the Pioneer stereo system at home and it works great. When I listen on headphones, I prefer the big bulky kind that go over your ears, not the ear buds. I think it sounds better.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
8 hours at work (they let me listen to my own music), then however many hours I'm in the car and then usually at dinner time a few hours. So, most of my waking day is spent listening to music.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Probably 75% of my time awake, I am listening to music. I don't like listening to music when I am writing or reading.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Not usually. Sometimes I do it, but it's like three times a year max.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
I like so many!!
1. old country music - Hank Williams Sr, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn
2. hard rock - Budgie, early Scorpions, Girlschool
3. melodic rock - The Muffs, The Pandoras, Queen
4. psychedelic rock - Dungen, Brainticket, The Amboy Dukes, Gandalf
5. vintage r&b - Percy Sledge, Gary US Bonds, The Staples Singers
6. prog & krautrock - Agitation Free, Amon Duul II, Faust
7. '60s garage - The Standells, The Seeds, The Sonics
8. oldies - the Monkees, The Animals, The Troggs
9. outsider music - Rodd Keith, Daniel C, etc
10. old ass shit - Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family, Blue Sky Boys

I could go on, but I bet no one reads it. :)

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
No, I just have treble and bass knobs that I adjust if something sounds off.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
The best place to listen to music for me is in the car. Second best place is at home doing the dishes. I feel like this is when I can fully concentrate on the music and sing along with wild abandon.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
I've been playing guitar since 1994. I have also dabbled in bass and drums. However, my favorite way to play music is to sing.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Not professional, no. My dad is a professional musician and I could never do what he does. But I do have albums out there. In fact, I have an album coming out soon on Burger Records. This will be my 4th album. I have been playing solo since 1997 but have also been in quite a few bands, some more successful than others. I decline to give away my musician identity on PerC. I think I kind of did it once, but I thought about it and would prefer to remain anonymous. Not that I'm a big famous musician by any means, but I just like to remain as anonymous as possible since I share a lot of personal shit on here. :)

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?

I dance to whatever. My husband and I like to dance in the living room a lot. We like to dance to anything but usually old '50s and '60s R&B or early funk is the best to dance to. Sometimes it's fun to have a psychedelic freakout too and dance all crazy to some trippy shit.

11) What is your type?
uh INFP!

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?


I still don't comprehend these functions. I learn slow. Sorry.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
When I'm in a particularly wily mood, I like to turn on the loud rock with the crazy loud distorted guitars and have it go as loud as possible and stick my head right in the speaker. It is like therapy for me. Loud music soothes me like no other. I love just being immersed in sound. I used to have an amplifier in my car to make the speakers louder. And it still never got loud enough for me. I have a better car with a better stereo now and it is like heaven being able to turn that music up at the end of the work day and drive down the road. The feeling of freedom is incomparable to anything else.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
I listen to my iPod Touch 8GB (3rd Generation) using my Philips ActionFit Neckband Sports Headset (SHQ4007). If I’m using my laptop to listen to music, I use a couple of speakers I have plugged in.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Around 8 hours per day on weekdays and even more on weekends.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
8/16x100=50%

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
I do, but my mom says that I’m going to get cancer if I continue on like this…

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
… I don’t even know. It varies. I mostly listen to instrumental music or Japanese music, but that's pretty broad.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
I’ve never touched them before. Maybe I should mess around with them sometime.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
I’ll listen to music anywhere and everywhere and whenever I can, especially in my room. There’s not a time when you’ll see me sitting in my room without music playing.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
I’ve been playing the piano for past 10 years and the flute for 3.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
It’s definitely a possibility.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
I don’t dance like dancing at school dances dance. I’ll tap my foot to the beat if that counts for anything.

11) What is your type?
ENFP or INFP. I’m still trying to figure it out.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

I can’t answer those questions separately, but I’ll try to describe what I use music for. Music’s like an amplifier for my emotions. That’s the only way I can put it. I don’t know whether or not I answered your questions properly though.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
I don’t think so. I just love music to the point where I feel like my life will fall apart if you deprive me of it. This questionnaire was really fun to fill out. You did a really good job with it. :)
 

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FIRST OFF
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones Reviews
not worth 270 on amazon imo for that kind of rating. the sound is not balanced. maybe ok for you. not for me. seriously check out head fi to make sure you are getting a good deal. maybe you already did check it, but so many people buy overpriced shitty headphones (COUGHBEATSCOUGH) that I don't want you to get ripped off if I can help it. at a 270 price point, you are looking at serious midrange from brands like sennheiser, audiotechnica, akg, etc.

if you want to talk in more detail at all, please, pm me.


1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
audio-technica ath-m50 headphones. got em for 130, great sound. mostly balanced, bit boomy bass. I'm probably going to upgrade again soon.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
2-3

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
yeah sometimes. not often though.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
indian classical, indie, post-rock/ambient

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
not so much.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
I only listen to it in my room. not on the go, not working out. that in itself makes the music more special and raw. you have to concentrate on it to really feel it, ya know?
I used to take it out though. in case you are wondering the ath-m50 is great for that.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
voice, mainly. all my life. lol, not professionally. I just have great pitch matching via Si. I could prob get into it though.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
no.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
only like napoleon dynamite.

11) What is your type?
infp

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
of course all the functions are used. don't be silly. ;p
 

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FIRST OFF
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Headphones Reviews
not worth 270 on amazon imo for that kind of rating. the sound is not balanced. maybe ok for you. not for me.
I've read it, also saw the review (and the comments) is from 2010. Wonder how the author would think of them if he got a new pair (assuming B&W actually *has* improved the P5).

Been to the local audio store, where I've tried the P5 and some others, like Denon's 1100 I think, of course the Monster Beats Solo HD, one Grado open end (open ear? I forgot what it's called), and one more that I can't remember.

I'm sure they don't have what I want - I want on-ears (not over-ears), that sit comfortably, that's okay for mobile uses (cellphone/iPod, bicycle, skates, walking, public transport), and looks alright.

I wasn't too impressed with the Grado, although it fit so awesomely on my head.
The Beats... Will gonna bore the shit out of me. It's nice for a thumping hour, but not more than that. I put on some rock songs from bands I like when I tried them out and I cringed. Also they get sent back for repairs quite often from what I heard.
The Denon is a nice studio-sound-like over-ear, but it's not the sound and fit I'm looking for.
The P5 fulfills all my wishes but my wishful price-range. The sound is actually alright, yes it's not totally neutral but still pretty lovely.

Seeing as I don't feel like buying headphones from the internet that I've never listened to, and not likely visit a bigger non-local audio store soon, I think I'll compromise and go over my budget a little for the P5. Should you know some alternatives, I'd love to hear them. Maybe the local audio store has some.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?

-Mainly computer speakers or earplugs with my phone, on rarer occasions a DVD player speaker system.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)

-Ummm... ~3 hours?

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)

-Guesstimate: 25%.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?

-Before falling asleep, yeah, usually I listen to music before turning off the computer and going to sleep. Occasionally also letting it play on as you fall asleep, mainly for naps.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.

-Genres, ummm... Post-rock, a certain kind of indie-ish pop, singer-songwriter..

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
-On my phone I use... I think the rock setting?

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
-Well, I usually pick the music I listen to at any given time by my current mood/feeling, but also to achieve a certain mood/feeling.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
-Guitar for about 1 ½ years (no formal training or anything), a little bit piano, singing (been singing "properly" for a few years, no formal training as of yet)

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
-Well... I don't know, I do want to make music and play it for other people, but don't know about being a professional musician. Time will tell.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
- Yeah, occasionally; mostly improvised, rather silly-looking dancing mainly to music with a prominent rhythm and somewhat fast tempo.

11) What is your type?
-INFP.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?

-Hum. Even though I think the question is phrased in a kind of silly way... (since as I have understood it, cognitive functions aren't like some kind of modes you tune in to or something : d) But as for how I think the Fi function is present in how I listen to music... Well, my understanding of Fi is not that deep so I'm not sure if this has to do with Fi at all, but I find that the music I listen to has to "resonate" (no pun intended) with my inner world on some level in order for me to really feel connected to it and find it emotionally fulfilling to listen to.

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?

- I suppose it has something to do with exploring the different possible meanings behind the... stuff. But my answer is yes.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?

-I'm sorry, can't be bothered to write a proper answer, but yes ^^'

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

-..See above : d

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?

-Emotion and moods are key, but I also enjoy music for simply the sensory experience, which can sometimes be quite formidable in itself.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?

I always used to listen to my music through iPhone when I'm home, and on an iPod shuffle when I'm out. Now that I got a new laptop, I listen to it through an USB audio amplifier (Fiio 5). Listening through iTunes, all albums and singles strictly correctly tagged and in ALAC (lossless quality). Listening with Sennheiser HD 228 headphones.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)

Hm... 7 hours? Sometimes even more, especially on weekends.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)

Probably 40-50%.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?

Sometimes, but never let it play as I fall asleep because I'm too afraid I'll break my headphones in dream.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.

Contemporary classical, medieval, folk, neoclassical, rock, pop, electro-pop, R'n'B, jazz, Hip Hop, and many others. I've been "working" on trying
out many different genres out (There really isn't a type of music I dislike, if we don't include the music my country makes).

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?

No.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?

I usually listen to it in my room. But I'll listen to music everywhere I can. When I'm listening to music I have to be concentrated on it, because there's no reason for me to be listening to it as just "background noise".

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?

Yes, an acoustic guitar. I've been playing it for only one year, but have really progressed heavily.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?

Only if I could be a private musician, or just write music for someone.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?

Sometimes, but rarely because I'm almost never alone, sadly. Usually hip-hop, r'n'b and electro-pop.

11) What is your type?

INFP.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

I don't understand functions yet completely xD.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?

Just to mention, when I'm alone I'm infamous (lmao) to get so much into music that I'd start imagining many scenarios and whatnot, whilst doing very weird things with my body. When someone enters my room, I snap out of it violently and am looked on like a lunatic xD. It's pretty embarrassing, but I can't help it!
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
at home pc with creative soundcard and 5.1 76w RMS creative speaker set (in a fairly small room)
on the go my phone (galaxy s2)
at work, pc with old creative speakers (internet radio)

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
work 9ish hours, out of work probably 3+per day average (some days non othere way more)

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
hmm, approx 66% on work days, less weekends but then non work music is more chosen, work musci is whatevers playing

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
nope

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
rock/metal, my taste starts before my birth (late 60's whne metal begins (sabbath/deep purple led zep) right up to present day (my chemical romance, Furyon, Hysterica)

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
nope, don't dance, but its hard to stop my hands/feet tapping away, and sometimes when im alone my head)
11) What is your type?
rock/metal as above)
12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
definatly F the passion and emotion from the signers can really get to me, though its not just fi its fe as well
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
hmm, when i concentrate on the instrumentation more ne probably does come into play (guitar riffs etc), probably also whne interpreting lyrics

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
not sure on this one but so far my research into the functions has been more focuses on fi and ne so si is a bit under reasearched right now

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
Fe as mentioned above, fe definatly kicks in more at concerts as well (not just my feelings but those of everyone around me)

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
im a lot less introverted when im by myself, (happily headbanging along, tapping my feet tapping on my desk etc) in public (concert) i'm a lot more reserved
 
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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
I just use my Ipod nano 4th generation, had it for ages and it serves me well. When im in a better financial position, ill probably get one with a better bass.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)

On average about 3 hours.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
35%

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Occasionally. I like to lie up in bed and listen but not when im trying to go to sleep.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Jungle, Electro, Acid House, Drum n Bass, Old Skool. Some jazz, grunge - Sonic Youth. The Strokes, The Buzzcocks, MIA. Some breakcore.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
Sometimes, I like to hear more bass in certain music.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
I always have my music on when im out and about alone, I listen on my own in my bedroom and in the lounge whilst watching the tv or on the computer. I spend a good portion of the evening listening to music.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
I can play the basic drums rhythms learnt about 3-4 years ago, I like the bongo's and im getting into the swing of mixing vinyl have been practising that on/off for 6 years.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Id like to become a dj or produce dance music.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
All sorts, I actually really enjoy dancing in my own privacy though. But out and about I like dancing to drum n bass, house or some slower dancing to some dub reggae.

11) What is your type?
INFP (I think)

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
I like music that speaks as if its speaking directly to me

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
Yes, my Ne goes mental when im listening to music, it really sparks off loads images, feelings and ideas that make me wish I had a recorder so I could record my thoughts.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?

Definitely, most of music collection dates back to what was happening in the early 90's. When I listen to this music, it makes me feel really connected to a time in my life and how good music was then.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music? Earphones (cheap like £10). Need some new ones, one side is broke.
2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? About 2-3 on average. I like listening to music everyday if I can, it's an unexpected buzz but I don't have a lot of music so I listen to it a little so I always listen to the good stuff and don't get bored of it as quick.
3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? 20%?
4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep? Before falling to asleep if I'm on laptop.
5) What are your favorite music genres? Rock/heavy rock, electronic stuff
6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it? Nope
7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant? When alone, like on laptop on bedroom. On the bus because bus rides suck but listening to music doesn't.
8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing? Got an electric guitar about 3 months ago, can't really play anything atm.
9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one? Nope
10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music? I can't dance
11) What is your type? INFP
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe? I think so, hard to explain but like they make my functions stronger.
16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music? If alone I might mouth some of the lyrics, like singing without any voice.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
iPhone 4 + earphones that look like this. I don't buy earphones that don't look like this. These are comfortable to me, have decent sound quality, and block out other sounds better.


2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
School days: 5-8 hours
No school: ...Pretty much the entire time I'm awake (12-16 hours). Unless I go out or feel like using BBC's Sherlock Holmes or The Big Bang Theory as background sound.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
Well, let's see. Assuming I sleep an average of 7 hours per night and spend 7/13 hours with music on...In one week, that would be 61 hours out of 133 or 45.865%

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
I used to, but I know that there are too many unwanted effects now that I've stopped. Not to mention - I use music as my alarm in the morning, and if I put a playlist on no repeat before I go to sleep, it'll choose any one of my 764 songs in the morning. I don't want to be woken up by Bad Religion, thanks. :dry:

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Ah...I'm usually okay with any genre. I've been indulging in Japanese and classical music recently, as I've tired of English songs. :laughing:

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
I did for a little while, but I really don't know how to use them. :tongue: Just went through all of them and picked the one that sounded the best.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
Dude, it's so quiet without background sound. Someone has to be talking for me not to feel uncomfortable without my music.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
I used to take piano lessons, but I was quite terrible at it. I want to take it up again, but...it's really discouraging :laughing: I'd like to learn how to play violin or viola, as well. I love the sounds they make.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Nah. My passion (and talent) lies elsewhere. I do love music, though.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
What is this "dance" and how do I do it? :tongue:

11) What is your type?
INFP.

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

Considering I almost always listen to music...Yes to all.
Fi: I usually set my playlist to my mood. I can't stand it when I'm, say, thinking deeply about something not quite made of sunshine and sugar, and suddenly a happy/loud song comes on. It siphons away a lot of the deepness.
Sometimes a song will randomly come on that causes memories of past feelings to surface, and I'll gladly dive into the mood.
Si: I have to listen to classical or instrumental music. Songs with lyrics disrupt my thoughts, but classical music provides something nice to focus on when my thoughts aren't quite as clear or slow down without leading them astray.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
If I know I'm going to be doing something creative in an inherently distracting environment, I set my playlist to classical/instrumental music. Otherwise...whatever! It ends up not mattering once I enter that "mode", but it eases the transition.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?

Due to financial reasons, the best value headphones I can afford (I have Grados SR60, and Ultimate Ears 600 for times "on the go") , with a variable bit rate MP3 of great quality. Have a small collection of vynil, but my turntable has been out of comission for a while (decent one, but not audio-phile level stuff.) These days I no longer carry my many CDs around, but mostly use the player of my phone with headphones. I usually just convert my CDs to LAME MP3s with Exact Audio Copy (EAC.) I moved a lot during 2010, and since I no longer have a speaker/player system. Headphones is what I do most of the time, and I have to say, they sound nice (I go for detail and treble clarity rather than boomy bass.)

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)

Either myself playing my instrument, or a lot of times elsewhere (while on the subway, almost always, usually while walking in the City too, while cooking, stc.) I live with music so I cannot even guess (would play it even more if I had a proper sound system setup, most probably.)

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)

I wake up with a ringtone set with music, and from then on most of the day is spent with music, from classical to much rougher stuff. I am a musician that loves music, and spends most of his day either listening or playing it, as mentioned on number 2).

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?

I have, and clearly enjoy it, but not all the time.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.

Classical: Sayaka Shoji (violin), Maxim Vengerov (violin), Sarah Chang (violin), David Oistrakh (violin, passed away), Nathan Milstein (violin, passed away), Michael Rabin (violin, passed away), Pierre Fournier (cello, passed away), Nelson Freire (piano), Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Georges Cziffra (piano, passed away.) (Initially wrote down 3, but couldn't boil it down to only three, as the classical music world is so big and diverse.)

Thrash Metal: Kreator, Cliff Burton era Metallica (although some of it is Speed, and not Thrash, and some are just metal-I also like AJFA; I honestly am not a fan of the band, but this early period is very important to me), and Gama Bomb, among other great younger Thrash bands (Evile, Mantic Ritual, Municipal Waste, Dekapitator, et al.)

Trad. Metal (mostly NWOBHM): Early Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Diamond Head

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?

Used to play with these a lot since my childhood, but now it alll depends on the speakers/headhones. I prefer a flat setting, where the lowest of the lowest frequencies are slightly boosted for depth, and with a substantial boost in the highest of the highest frequencies (I find it gives me the most natural sound, with added clarity and a little more depth-basically, I want it to sound as it was recorded, but with even more detail-I love hiss and cymbals, and tons of clarity and detail in classical music.) Example: as in my Android phone media player ("GoneMad media player") with 12 band equalizer-everything flat but the lowest (32) set a 4 (of 12), and highest (16k) set at 8.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?

No, although I try to avoid headphones if I am going to be speaking with somebody. I listen to music a lot, so it doesn't matter when or how (as a frequent headphone user, I do listen to a lot of music on the go.)

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?

Classical Guitar-couple of years, perhaps 4, not amazing at it, although accompanying guitar is not too hard at all.

Classical Piano-had about 8 years of this, but with poor training and inappropriate time devoted to it (I.E. should have practiced more, but it did fill its role in my life nicely, as it was the basis for all other musical training I've had.)

Classical Violin-17 years, and my main instrument for life. What I do.

Bass guitar-3 years, amateur level, not interested in reading notes (I don't play Jazz bass, which is VERY difficult to do), and I play it by ear. My hobby instrument. Currently in no band.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?

Classical violinist, although mostly a teacher in scope. I love to play if given the opportunity, though, not just teach. I still am training to the highest degree and level I can achieve, 3-5 hours per day (5 being the ideal for me.) Not in an orchestra currently, but this is what I am doing "for a living."

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?

Never learned to dance-was learning Argentine Tango, which I enjoyed (and failed to mention above). Lovely dance, and lovely music! If you consider "head-banging" a dance form, I do so at home or at shows.

11) What is your type?

Most certainly and unequivocally INFP

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?

Too MBTI tech for me, my friend. :)

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?

See 12)

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?

See 12)

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

I listen to music while being myself, which may be a combination of functions I am not aware of, although I am not that curious to specifically find out (of course it's OK if others are more interested in this than I am!) I just feel music, and it makes me happy, smile, cry, etc.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?

Music has been the largest chunk of my life, and I can no longer envision myself doing anything else daily. I enjoy listening to music not as background (although I also do it, but not prefer it), but rather getting involved emotionally with it (indeed, I prefer a more emotional involvement than a more analytical/technical approach, which is why I don't love so called "math"music and some harsher classical music styles.) If it makes me feel good, I love it. If it moves my heart, I revel on it. If it's fun, I laugh with it, and enjoy the moment. I seriously love music, but don't take it too seriously, as in "it must be this or that way", or "these are the best composers/artists you must listen to-all others are junk". I listen to whatever my heart feels like, not what I am "supposed" to listen to. I love fun, "useless" music. I love so-called "sentimental" music too-compostitions that just melt my heart and bring me to tears (the same with literature, but that's for another discussion.) Deep music is beautiful too, but you don't want to be deep all the time. IMHO, there's a place for "shallowness" and "sentimentality." I cannot imagine life wihout my ears, and I can't wait to touch one of my instruments, daily, preferably to practice and/or make music with it.
 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?

Now it's 99% 'puter speakers, which sound just fine. It probably hasn't been great for the tinnitus since they're only a foot and a half in front of me and pumping out music on a regular basis. Don't listen to cds that much these days but I have some early 90s Technics stereo equipment and 70s Avid speakers.

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)

10-12 hours. Whenever possible.

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)

Most of it.

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?

Almost always. I'll usually guess at how long it'll take to fall asleep and put that number of songs into an itunes playlist so it doesn't keep playing. Usually about a half hour-40 minutes unless I'm exhausted. I'm an album listener and lastfm scrobbling addict so I'll finish listening when I wake up if there are any songs left.

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.

This will be just a taste...

I tend toward artiness in anything so lots of art pop, art rock, art whatever. Kate Bush, Bjork, Talk Talk....
Shoegaze and Dreampop - Cocteau Twins, Mahogany, Disco Inferno
Electronic music of almost any kind imaginable - electropop, ambient, dance stuff, etc. New Order, Boards of Canada, Goldfrapp
Post-Punk - Joy Division, The Fall, Wire
Glam Rock - Bowie, T. Rex, Roxy Music
British Folk - The Watersons (Lal especially), Pentangle, Shirley Collins
Krautrock - Amon Duul II, Kraftwerk, Neu!
Brit-Pop - Blur, Suede, Pulp (UK anything, really. I'm a pretty Anglo/Euro-centric listener.)
Reggae - Wailers/Marley, Big Youth, The Gladiators
Alt-Country/Country Rock - Drive-By Truckers, Son Volt, Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet

Classic Rock, Psychedelic, Stoner Metal, Classic Country, Indie Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Early Rock n' Roll and Rockabilly, Americana, Throat Singing, Afropop, North African folk music, Aussie/Kiwi stuff....

Yeah, I could go on and on... and I have. Here's my lastfm page; it doesn't tell the whole story because it's only what I've been listening to intermittently for the past 3 years, but it tells a lot of it. If anyone else has one, I'd love to snoop around and hunt for new stuff.

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?

Nope.

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?

All Day And All Of The Night. At home, in the car, at work when possible.

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?

Piano for 26 years, guitar for 16, bass for about 10; I'm 33. Played trumpet, trombone, and a little french horn in school. My biggest luxury purchase dilemna is always drums vs. a bike and I never wind up buying either. I think I'll just buy both cheap. I've always wanted to play drums really badly and the drum thread is feeding that.

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?

Doesn't have to be professional but I would like to perform and record to a greater degree than I've done up to now. I'm creatively frustrated and unfulfilled.

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?

Only out of sheer, spontaneous musical joy, which is almost always at home alone or potentially with someone I like.

Something like this usually does the trick.

11) What is your type?

INFP

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?

Buh.....:unsure:

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?

Don't think so. It's more about why (I'm in love with and practically married to music) and when (almost always).

@ethylester Cred for the Duul mention! One of my favorite bands of any genre.

This is gold if you're really into krautrock.

 

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1) What audio gear do you use to listen to music?
Some trusty cheap sennheiser earbuds, [(Yes I use those as well.)]

2) How much do you listen to music on average (hours per day)? Guessing is fine. ;)
at least 3 hours, probably up to 8 some days [(Roughly the same times as well)]

3) How much of your time spent awake do you listen to music on average ([hours listening to music per day]/[hours awake per day]x100=%)? Guessing is fine. ;)
25% ish? I have music in my head the rest of the time. [(Once again... the same)]

4) Do you listen to music before falling asleep and letting it play on as you fall asleep?
Yes, so much so that I often can't sleep without music. [(Yet again! The same)]

5) What are your favorite music genres? Optionally, name maximally three artist per genre.
Virtually all genres on a random rotation. list: minimalism, electronic dance, indie, alternative, celtic folk, african folk, chinese traditional, arabic traditional, indian traditional, rock, prog, prog metal, classical music, jazz, Columbian vallenato music and so on...
[(Same here, although I haven't had the chance to listen to all those genres in full, and soundtracks would be added high up on that list)]

6) Do you use equalizer presets? If so, how do you set it?
Depends on the genre. Usually, I slam in more bass. I especially like doing this with classical music for some reason, and jazz. Too much treble hurts my ears. [( LITERALLY THE EXACT SAME?!!!)]

7) If important/significant, *when* (and/or *where* do you listen to music, what makes it important/significant?
Whenever I listen to music, it's a very personal experience. That's important, I guess. [(Can you guess?])

8) Do you play any instruments? If so, what instruments and for how long have you been playing?
Piano for 8 years
French Horn for 5 1/2 years
Guitar for 3 years
Laptop for 1 year

[(Well at least that's one place where I differ! :mad: I haven't started playing and instrument)]

9) Do you have aspirations to become a (professional) musician, or perhaps are you one?
Yes, I would like to be a jazz/electronic french horn player [(Okay so at least on instrumental skill I don't have almost the EXACT SAME musical values as you X( )]

10) Do you dance to music? If so, what kind of music?
I dance to all music in some way, except classical music. If it has a groove, I can move to it in some way and with a lot of genres I just can't stop myself at times. [( Well, I also fake conduct to classical music, so if that counts as dancing? )]

11) What is your type?
INFP [(Yup)]

12) Do you think you listen to music while using *Fi*? If so, please describe?
I get really into the emotions of the writer, and I always have the greatest appreciation for music which defines a culture or a strong emotion.

13) Do you think you listen to music while using *Ne*? If so, please describe?
I imagine situations with the song as a soundtrack, I imagine the situations that could have inspired the song, I often connect two songs together based on one chord or just a few beats that match.

14) Do you think you listen to music while using *Si*? If so, please describe?
I love getting lost in the layers and textures of music, the clever stuff that doesn't readily meet the eye like a specialist tweak or effect on the drum pattern or a certain part which just adds to the sound. I have the greatest wonder at those special bits of a piece when one new idea completely changes the feel of the piece.

15) Do you think you listen to music while using any other function(s)? If so, please describe?
I wouldn't know if I did, I've not applied the functions like this before.

16) Anything else you'd like to mention that is relevant to *how* you listen to music?
Music has a lot of meaning for me.

However, I also have highly detailed recall of music. I remember all the parts, with the original tone and inflections on the recording, in the key that the recording was made. I have general HD hearing actually (although not neccessarily sensitive to loud noise, just sometimes. My mum is REALLY unable to tolerate loud noise) and that plays into how I listen to music.

I also research the background of music and its component musicians extensively, it's vital for my emotional understanding of the writer at the time and helps my empathy. OR it informs me about another culture of which this music is an important part.

Really though, I just LOVE THE STUFF
Okay, I didn't even bother trying to finish my statement because IAmOrangeToday wrote it all down already, to almost exactly the way I would have described it myself! X( Are you my doppelganger?! X( :laughing:
 
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