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My pre-teen girls (characters) are attending a sleepover and will practice dancing for a school dance.  I had planned on one showing up with a player and others bringing their favorite CDs. :umm However, I know that most kids have their own MP3 players and sales of the audio CD has dropped. What would they use to play music ?



#1 - May 19, 2017, 04:05 PM
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My girls are teens and they use their iPhones to play music. They haven't used a CD player in a really long time (I definitely don't remember them using one from middle school on).
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Thanks, Mindy!  So I assume that one iPhone could play loud enough for all the girls to hear, right?
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Yup to phones. A host would likely have a speaker/dock, so that others can sync their phones to play the music for all. Those speakers/docks are really small and portable -- my 14yo brings his around with him -- and provide loud, good-quality sound. Anyone can sync to the device.

None of my kids (ages 15/14/12/11) own CDs (though I do, and have a working CD player). They might make an iTunes playlist, but usually they just use a Spotify or Apple music playlist.
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 :exactly

You're welcome, Cathie. :)

The clarity and volume through the speaker is amazing (although the volume may be a little too good at times).
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Jenna and Mindy  :yourock  Thank you so much!
#6 - May 19, 2017, 05:26 PM
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We're probably the odd family, but since my husband and I still use CDs my kids like them too.  They'll play them on their computer and in the car.  But they also listen to most of their music on their phones.
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Thank you,  Lisa, I bet your family is not that odd at all because music companies still release new music albums on CD as well as downloads.
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My teen and her friends listen to you tube music ALL NIGHT. They look up new and 'old'(Like 90s and 2000s) and then actually old stuff, then bring it right back around to the latest. Also, still belting out the random Disney song from things they liked when they were 'kids'.
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My kids are 15 and 12. My son will play music on his phone, mostly classical. (I'm not a classical fan.) They also will use our CDs at home because they have old favorites. Both of their phones are by Samsung as is my husband's. Mine still flips open. I think you'll find this varies depending on the family culture.
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I'm going to say maybe.

We don't have a CD player in the house, but we could possibly play them in the computer or maybe the xbox? I remember being a kid & having a blast listening to records while sleeping over at a friends house. It was a novelty & we got to hear some great music for the first time. Our own music at the time would have been listened to via CD player. So... just because they listen to their regular tunes on their phones/ipods doesn't mean they can't discover listening to something out of the ordinary.

I also got a kick out of listening to my grandparents/uncles old 8 tracks for the same reason.

Also kids might be stuck with something older - my kids have an ipod classic & an mp3 play (both around 7-8 years old) because we're not buying them anything new when we have older tech to pass down for free.
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Thank you, Marla, that gives me a possible new slant :).
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