What's your listening choice ?

Discussion in 'Slacker Radio' started by out of control, Jan 9, 2009.


Your main choice for music providers ?

  1. Slacker or another internet only provider

  2. Slacker and sat radio combined

  3. Slacker and a ipod/MP3 player combined

  4. other

  1. Slacker seems to be very popular on the internet radio side. So what's your main choices for music providers ? Do you use different providers for your music, or just internet radio ? Why ?

    I am pretty dedicated to Slacker for music. I use no one else at this time. They just have a good variety, and the personalized radio is very cool.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
  2. xan_user

    xan_user Banned

    1. Vinyl.
    2. 160+GB mp3 collection on my home server.
    3. Slacker portable.
    4. Slacker streaming.
    5. mp3 player. Creative nomad3/Ipod

    Satellite's history, unless they bring back variety or stop funding overpriced 'DJ's with my subscription fee. A la carte was close to perfect, but too many good stations disappeared since the merge. (and the a la carte radio unit sucks)
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I have Slacker G1/G2, iPod Touch and XpressRC sat radio. I find that I listen to them all over the course of a week. But my Primary device right now is the Slacker with my sat radio coming in next. I mainly use my iPod Touch for the PDA functions anymore, though do occasionally listen to Pandora.

    Very happy with my current setup!
  4. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    My primary listening choice is Slacker, with my 8GB ipod close behind. I'll be getting my iPhone next week, and the Slacker iPhone app should be out any day now. Between that, my playlists, the Pandora app and a half dozen others, I won't be at a loss for anything to listen to.
  5. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    I am still a huge fan of Sirius XM, even though it is far from perfect and they piss me off sometimes. But due to my increasing frustrations with the playlists of some of the Sirius XM channels, particulaly 80s on 8 and BPM, I have decided to go ahead and get myself a Slacker portable radio. I just hope it is not complicated to use. I am still going to keep my XM radio in my car for commutes and road trips, though. I don't want to give up Howard Stern, the talk radio, and the sports, and there are also still some very good music channels I like to listen to. But I voted a combination of Slacker and satellite radio. By the way, I also use Pandora and AOL Radio on my computer, and I alos use ITunes. I also buy music from ITunes and burn my own CDs with it, and I occaionally will buy a used CD or buy CDs from BMG Music and import them into my ITunes library. I do not own an IPod. I NEVER listen to testicular radio.

    By the way, one question concerning Slacker G2 radios- do you haver to use headphones with one?
  6. lronglien

    lronglien Member


    I love the Slacker. I have both Sirius and XM as well. I think I'll be dumping one more XM account this weekend. The Slacker stations are so well programmed. And no talking-that appeals to me.
  7. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    No, you can use the headphone/audio-out on the device itself and listen through a home or car stereo, bomobox or whatever you have that supports an aux-input. You can even use an FM Trans if you don't have an aux-input device.

    They also just released the G2 home docks which really make it nice! Much like sat radio. Plug N Play
  8. Nice to see what folks listening patterns are......
  9. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    I assume I can pick up an aux-input device at like Wal-Mart, or Best Buy pretty easily, then just hook in up into the audio-out hole in the slacker and a boombox. Right?
  10. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Yes Sir that is all you need to do and you'll be in business.


    Here is my boombox and if you look hard on the right side, you'll see the audio wire coming from the audio-out on the dock and it goes right into the aux-in on the boombox. Now before I had the dock, I just plugged it right into the headphone jack on the portable.
  11. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    1. Satellite Radio (PRIMARY)
    2. Personal Music Collection (SECONDARY)
    3. Internet Radio from various sources (TERTIARY)
  12. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    4. Slacker wannabe! ROTFLOL :bluecool:
  13. JMII

    JMII Member

    D. All of the above.

    I've got Sirius in two vehicles but given their recent programming changes I've been listening to Slacker alot more... especially since I can fine tune the stations to my taste. Due to the way my Pioneer head unit displays and controls my iPod Nano it gets the most play time.
  14. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    1) Sports Talk - has to be Sirius since they have NFL Channel and ESPN

    2) Other Talk - unless Sirius picks up Glenn Beck I have to listen on FM

    3) Music - Slacker is the best here by a mile. While not perfect they are close.

    Hey Slacker, allow us to subscribe to podcasts and you will be my one on only.

    Plus you need to get some car docks for charging and holding the G1 / G2 / G3? in place.
  15. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    I haven't really given it a chance to be honest.

    When I listen to my radio or music at the house, I have all of my sources of music integrated on all of the computers and Xbox 360s in the house. That includes SIRIUS Internet Radio, XM Radio Online, and other Internet Radio sources.

    I haven't figured out yet how to get Slacker on my setup, but once I figure it out; I'll integrate it with the rest and give it a fair shot. :yesshake:
  16. KHill

    KHill New Member

    1. Slacker
    2. Sirius
    3. iPod
    4. 250 GB of Music @ Home

    Since I got Slacker (G2 & G1), I've been listening to it alot. I go to Sat Radio for the news and some talk programming.
  17. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I use satellite radio around the house and deck. I have both a Sirius and XM receiver in separate rooms. If I'm home, I'm usually listening to Sirius XM. On the go, I use my G2 Slacker. I have the basic subsciption.
    I see both with special qualities. Sirius XM has a more traditional radio feel than Slacker with the station jingles. Both are deep with selection, but Slacker gives me the freedom to create at no cost. I was very happy to be introduced to Slacker by the DRC group back in October. At the time, I was considering getting another XM recordable portable for my on the go needs when I read several posters discussing Slacker and internet radio.
  18. AZDude

    AZDude Member

    I listen to internet radio on my iPod Touch. I mainly listen to stations from Digitally Imported.
  19. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    In the car, it's 100% Sirius XM for me.

    At home, probably 1/3 Sirius Internet, 1/3 Slacker, 1/3 CD collection.
  20. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Mine it is
    1. Sirius
    2. Slacker
    3. Random stuff on You Tube.

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