How do you listen to music?

Which method do you utilize the most?

  • Apple CarPlay

    Votes: 27 20.5%
  • Android Auto

    Votes: 32 24.2%
  • Local Radio Stations

    Votes: 7 5.3%
  • SiriusXM

    Votes: 10 7.6%
  • USB

    Votes: 20 15.2%
  • Bluetooth

    Votes: 36 27.3%

  • Total voters
    132

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Bluetooth. I don't use android auto ever because plugging it in is too inconvenient LOL and last time I tried I could only browse some, not all, of my music collection.



 
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Bumped for the addition of a poll.

Interesting to see the responses sort of all over the place here, some Andriod Auto, some CarPlay, a little Bluetooth, USB, and SiriusXM... pretty much every option available. Now that I'd tried involving myself more with CarPlay, I can easily see myself using Bluetooth for shorter trips and CarPlay for longer commutes.
 

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75% Sirius, 25% Spotify or Google Music through Android Auto. No complaints with either. Being able to rewind, etc., with Sirius is really nice.
 

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I've tried using Spotify with Android Auto and felt it was terrible. Tried to install Spotify.apk in the Honda radio and it wouldn't install. First 3 months of satellite radio wasn't bad. Local HD audio was decent. Usb audio works.
 

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I prefer getting in an out of the car with the very LEAST phone-fumbling possible, so I have a fast-wireless charging pad, vent-mounted and modified with magnets inside to hold my phone by its magnet-loaded case. When I get in, I just stick the phone to it. Bluetooth connects automatically and starts up my car-dock app and Spotify. I use Pandora too, as well as playing stored music using Black Player...all Bluetooth. Getting out, I just grab the phone with my right hand. This setup has me so spoiled, it's pitiful.
 

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I've got my entire music collection stored on my phone in FLAC format, and out of convenience I'm usually just running it thru the car's Bluetooth via Poweramp. I have had mediocre success with Android Auto - for some reason it will stay connected for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then it will disconnect and I will get a message on the screen saying the connection was lost. Not sure if it's just the USB cable or if I'm doing something wrong.
I've had a lot of problems like this using cheap USB cables. Problem solved going to my original Samsung cable.
Have you noticed a big difference in sound quality going from audio streaming in Android Auto to bluetooth? I'm betting your sound quality gets decimated going through bluetooth, particularly if it's in a lossless format.
 
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I prefer getting in an out of the car with the very LEAST phone-fumbling possible, so I have a fast-wireless charging pad, vent-mounted and modified with magnets inside to hold my phone by its magnet-loaded case. When I get in, I just stick the phone to it. Bluetooth connects automatically and starts up my car-dock app and Spotify. I use Pandora too, as well as playing stored music using Black Player...all Bluetooth. Getting out, I just grab the phone with my right hand. This setup has me so spoiled, it's pitiful.
That's funny. You do realize those magnets could damage your phone over time right?
 



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Primarily bluetooth for me, streaming from Google Play on my phone. Sirius was OK when I was too lazy to fiddle with my phone, but they really seem to have gone downhill from the last time I used their service probably 8 or so years ago. Hardly any metal variety, at least when I'd be listening (one station seemed to only play Metallica), and the hip-hop channels were either playing generic trash or they'd have some boring talk show going. Found some other decent channels but I couldn't justify the $15/mo bill when I can listen to nearly anything I want for $9/mo with Google Play and don't have to deal with the channels and their scheduled programming.
 

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Sirius was OK when I was too lazy to fiddle with my phone, but they really seem to have gone downhill from the last time I used their service probably 8 or so years ago. Hardly any metal variety...
Right. My genre of choice is progressive rock/metal, and it's entirely worthless for that. I listened to some comedy during the free trial, but would never pay for such a weak selection.
 
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60% GPM via Android Auto. Gotta love telling my car what to play.
20% Tidal via BT. I really dislike them for their lack of Android Auto support. Will ditch them the second Spotify rolls out official Hi-Fi audio support.
10% Sirius. Howard Stern and the metal stations. Yeah, they can be lackluster at times but others they play some good stuff on a roll.
 

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USB for my music 95% of the time. On longer drives (or when listening to music where one song flows into another (think concept albums), I use my 10 year old ipod (80 gb). Unlike my USB stick, the ipod never stalls and it's easier to navigate to different artists of the alphabet. But I use the flash drive more because it's one less thing I have to take with me.

Which makes me ask why the software for the flash drive couldn't be identical to the one for the ipod. When using the ipod, I can choose a letter of the alphabet and quickly go to that band/artist. With the flash drive I can only scroll while driving (and it won't let me "jump scroll" unless the vehicle is stopped). The only fix I found is to use the voice prompt if I want to jump to an artist far down the list.
Yooo. Huge Opeth & Steven Wilson fan here, as well!
 

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