Do you ever feel as if others can hear your IPOD?

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    Mar 12, 2008 7:05 PM GMT
    I was just wondering if any of you have went to the gym and wondered if others can hear your IPOD? I find myself turning down my IPOD when I'm in close proximity to others because some of my favorite songs happen to be songs by Madonna etc. I know so Gay! I know I shouldn't care what others think, but I can't help myself. Am I the only one that does this?
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    Mar 12, 2008 7:15 PM GMT
    I bought some new earphones, the kind that are like ear plugs. The ones Apple supplies are uncomfortable and don't stay in your ears when you are jogging.

    The new ear phones allow me to turn the volume down so other people cannot hear my music. The only disadvantge is they really block outside sound so if someone is speaking to you, you will never hear them.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    Trouble with me is that I have a bad habit of singing along with my iPod sometimes, and I know someone can hear it when I get the tug on the sleeve and someone suggests that I not quit my day job. How embarrassing! icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidTrouble with me is that I have a bad habit of singing along with my iPod sometimes, and I know someone can hear it when I get the tug on the sleeve and someone suggests that I not quit my day job. How embarrassing! icon_redface.gif



    DITTO to that!!!
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    sastud05 saidI was just wondering if any of you have went to the gym and wondered if others can hear your IPOD? I find myself turning down my IPOD when I'm in close proximity to others because some of my favorite songs happen to be songs by Madonna etc. I know so Gay! I know I shouldn't care what others think, but I can't help myself. Am I the only one that does this?


    What are you talking about? Turn it way, way, up! It might be the only way another guy will know whether or not your googly eyes were coincidental! ;)
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    I can totally hear your iPod.
    Please turn it down.

    ktnxbai!

  • NYCguy74

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    Mar 12, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    I think about this sometimes, so I'll take my headphones out and hold them a couple feet from my ears and can't hear so i assume no one else can either.

    At least you're concerned about it.
    Can't tell you how many times I've been on the bus, and can hear others people's headphones. Probably wouldn't be as bad if i weren't wearing my own, and can hear theirs over my own music.


    I've had spotty success with the plug type headphones while working out. My ears will stop up if they fit too tight (I've got sinus issues, so don't know if this would affect you). But for the rest of the time they are great.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:28 PM GMT
    tangent:
    I recently saw an indie movie that featured a teen dance. Each of the kids was wearing their own personal music source and dancing to their own thing... all together. When the POV switched to a different person, so did the soundtrack.

    It left me wondering whether this was just a movie-making trick or if that is what teen dances look like these days.

    Tangent to the tangent:
    Hmm... And can you synch more than one bluetooth headset at a time to an iphone?
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    jbedwards saidI bought some new earphones, the kind that are like ear plugs. The ones Apple supplies are uncomfortable and don't stay in your ears when you are jogging.

    The new ear phones allow me to turn the volume down so other people cannot hear my music. The only disadvantge is they really block outside sound so if someone is speaking to you, you will never hear them.


    I have that kind of earphones, what I do is only putting it on one side so I cn listen with my other ear. besides, it's more comfortable to use only one.

    And I think people can hear my music, but then again I don't listen to Madonna often (but I love her!). But I listen to russian music which is weirder.

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    Mar 12, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    You guys must work out at really quiet and/or small gyms. icon_razz.gif Short of a boombox there's no way I can hear what someone is listening to on their iPods at my local gym.
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    Mar 12, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    I am one of the few that must not use an IPOD at the gym. Its a distraction to me. But I can easily hear others IPODs from the guys next to me. And unfortunately most of the guys are sitting around taking up the benches or machines while they try and find the song they want to listen to! icon_neutral.gif
  • auryn

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    Mar 12, 2008 8:48 PM GMT
    Whenever I feel that way, I take my earbuds out and hold them a couple of inches from my head. If I can't hear anything then I put them back in my ears and turn the sound up so I can hear the "Feedback Feedback... Feedback Feedback! Ohhh-ohhh!"
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    Mar 12, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    I blatantly don't care. I like to work out as hard as possible and music helps me do that.

    I try as hard as possible not to sing out loud. But, otherwise music gets me pumped and motivated.

    My gym list is crazy too. Madonna, Trance, Indie, Death Metal, Rock, Pop, MJ and everything in between, variety baby.
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    Mar 12, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    Not really a concern I have. I have the opposite problem: I have my iPod at a comfortable level, but I can still hear the music from the sound system on the fitness floor.
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    Mar 13, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Turn it up!
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    Mar 13, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    omg yes! hahaha
    happens all the time. i usually take them out repeatedly to make sure they're not too loud.
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    Mar 13, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    i always find myself thinking this but i never really turn mine down. Its never so loud as to be rude i can still hear the gym sound system. i do get a odd look every now and then but that my be because my iPod sounds like a underground new wave disco dance party.
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    Mar 13, 2008 3:09 AM GMT
    n8dagrt saidI blatantly don't care. I like to work out as hard as possible and music helps me do that.

    I try as hard as possible not to sing out loud. But, otherwise music gets me pumped and motivated.

    My gym list is crazy too. Madonna, Trance, Indie, Death Metal, Rock, Pop, MJ and everything in between, variety baby.


    It's scientifically proven that music helps you do more reps and exercise.

    So, TuRN iI uP icon_cool.gif

    Go Madonna (goddess of the gay)
    FYI I don't believe in Cher
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    Mar 13, 2008 10:56 PM GMT
    jbedwards saidI bought some new earphones, the kind that are like ear plugs. The ones Apple supplies are uncomfortable and don't stay in your ears when you are jogging.

    The new ear phones allow me to turn the volume down so other people cannot hear my music. The only disadvantge is they really block outside sound so if someone is speaking to you, you will never hear them.


    That is a disadvantage? Lol. When I'm anywhere (not just at the gym) and I've got my headphones in, I take headphones in to be the universal "Do Not Disturb" sign. There's other non-verbal ways to get people's attention if you wanna work in with them...
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    Mar 14, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    I like mine turned up. I blast it on the train during my commute. Some people dont like it but I really dont care. I am in a zone and I dont like others bothering me. Same at the gym. I dont like people talking to me when im trying to workout.
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    Apr 05, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    I start mouthing the words to the songs and moving to the music. I was self conscious at first, but not bothered now. Anyway, who doesn't love Madonna?
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  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 05, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    Many times I turn it on full blast when I'm walking, but otherwise its set lower, although still kinda high. Many times I also turn off the volume for a bit, to see if people at laughing at me if I accidentaly lip sync, or if my tapping in the bus is audiable!

    Oh, I hope it's ok to post this since I have an MP3, not an iPod! Haha! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 05, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    If you're around people, try to stay next to someone who also has music on full blast! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Apr 05, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    If I am around someone who is playing their ipod so loud that I can hear it...like in the sauna, I start talking to the dude about his music. If he doesnt want to talk, he can take the hint that maybe I dont want to listen to his music. There hasnt been a problem with my method yet.
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    Apr 05, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    Caslon saidIf I am around someone who is playing their ipod so loud that I can hear it...like in the sauna

    Hmmm, can't imagine why you'd take your iPod in the sauna out of all places. Doesn't the heat damage it? You can easily drop it into a puddle of sweat too! (GROSS!!!) Right after the sauna you'd probably go for a shower or in the pool too. icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif