How Do You Resolve Music Battles At Your House?

How Do You Resolve Music Battles At Your House?

I saw these Philippe Starck-designed Zikmu speakers from Parrot in action last week, and they’re pretty impressive. As well as posing the issue of which of the five colours you would choose and whether you can justify spending $2,000 on a pair of speakers, they also sparked another question in my mind: what happens when more than one person wants to use them?

The speakers let you stream audio via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which makes it easy to access music from your PC or mobile devce. But the streaming works on a “last in, best dressed” basis, so that means if you come home and don’t want like what someone else has put on, you can simply link your own device and override them. Until they override you, and you override them, and then the spaghetti and crockery starts flying.

Even if you don’t have high-tech streaming options, the question of who gets to blast their preferred audio around the house is a challenging one. I can feel a poll coming on:[imgclear]

Feel free to share your household music rules and choices in the comments.


  • Thankfully I produce music and have a vast variety of music that I enjoy…

    so we listen to everything from Bryan Adams, to Pink Floyd and even Metallica. All that on side with Ministry, top 40 (excluding Justin Beiber, Rebecca black sometimes when people are over on a Friday for trolling) & of course, DUBSTEP AND D&B.

  • my wife and I never listen to music at home.

    In the car we listen to ABC News Radio. She listens to music when alone.

    I rarely ever listen to music

  • If we’re both listening to music, it’s because we’re both on our laptops. I use my laptop in the lounge room, he uses his in the office. We both have ours loud enough to drown out the others. (Our music tastes overlap, but definitely aren’t the same!!)

    The real problem is when I want to practice bass loudly, or when he wants to practice drums! He can practice his drums when I’m not home (which is pretty much all daylight hours including the weekends), and I just usually don’t turn up my amp very high 🙁

    I think we need to live on a farm where we can’t annoy any neighbours….

  • I have 2 children under the age of 5 – I’ve forgotten what music sounds like, I only know kids shows on ABC2. Heh.

    On the odd occasion we do get to play music round the house though, its usually the case of whoever gets there first. Thankfully a lot of our music tastes overlap, and thankfully for me, my music collection dwarfs my partners.

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