Originally Posted by gtcharlie
Definitely worth checking out all the options. As I stated earlier price was and still is where Rhapsody works for me. I need the ability to stream and download to 3 devices and with that in mind it is easily the least expensive. Honestly I think you will be happy with pretty much any of the premium services and amazed how it opens up what you listen to. I can't tell you how many new artists I have discovered through Rhapsody simply because there is no additional cost to listening and downloading something.
And I had not heard that about squeeze boxes being fazed out. Maybe time to try and pick one up cheap in case mine ever kicks it. I have been extremely happy with the device and it has lasted for years.
Thanks. I've really had a lot of really good feedback from my original post. So, I don't have an iphone, smart phone, etc....totally old school. But, I'm thinking of getting one specifically to stream or maybe stream from a Kindle.
For non HP listening, what I really want to do is listen-initially-in one room and access a streaming service and itunes on a preexisting stereo that I could also plug my cans into. I'm leaning toward Sonos and then maybe expand into other rooms later.
But, to try one of the free monthly trial deals, I may switch over to an Iphone...still weighing that one out.
I'm constantly ordering CD's from Amazon and I think I'll always want some CDs to listen through a decent sound system and to listen in my car, I'm wondering if I could listen to music on demand via streaming, if I would feel less compelled to purchase as much music.
For instance, I might think, "gee-I'd like buy some of the classic rock I listened to as a kid-I'd love to hear Rush's Moving Pictures, or Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, or The Who or the Doors". But, I don't know if I would actually go out and purchase those old classics of yore. I like jazz and classical, but when push comes to shove and I BUY something-it's probably going to be some knd of new rock, metal or punk. If I could stream it, however, heck yeah-let's listen to some Miles Davis or whatnot.
It's a brave new world and I need to start thinking a little out of my late 80s-1990s box.