Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Do men like music more than Women?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
12 replies to this topic

#1 of 13 gene c

gene c

    Producer

  • 5,677 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2003
  • Real Name:Gene
  • LocationBay area, Ca

Posted February 26 2009 - 12:58 PM

And if so, when does this start to happen? In their early teens, girls seem to go crazy for their teen Idols and Madonna types but at some point things start to change. There's a "WAF" but no Husband/boyfriend equivalent. Guys seem to be the ones shopping for car stereos and Home Theaters and these forums are dominated by men. Do women just become more responsible than men do? Are there other factors that I'm not considering?

I know there are many differences between men and women and I even understand why some of those differences occur. But not this one. Any thoughts?
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#2 of 13 Cameron Yee

Cameron Yee

    Executive Producer

  • 10,279 posts
  • Join Date: May 09 2002
  • Real Name:Cameron Yee
  • LocationSince 2006

Posted February 26 2009 - 01:01 PM

Liking music and being into electronics are two separate things. I know many women who LOVE music, but don't necessarily care/obsess about the delivery method.
One thing leads to another at cameronyee.com

#3 of 13 ManW_TheUncool

ManW_TheUncool

    Producer

  • 5,816 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 18 2001
  • Real Name:ManW

Posted February 26 2009 - 02:44 PM

I'd say (for the most part, but not always) men tend to take our hobbies more "seriously" than women -- well, we're certainly more willing to spend the $$$ anyway (probably because we tend to be the ones w/ more of it). Posted Image But one could probably easily argue that's in very large part that way due to our (millenia-old) socio-economic-cultural circumstances. However, I'd think the biological diffs (and all the various implications) also factor into the equation. The whole reproductive process certainly puts a serious spin on how things could likely turn out for instance.

But anyway, wrt music itself, don't forget there's this little other side of *making* the music itself too, rather than simply appreciating it however admiringly so. Posted Image The population of musicians (both pro and amateur and maybe also those who only sing in their showers Posted Image ) surely is no longer dominated by men as much as it used to be. And if women didn't like/love music as much, would that population really shift (to become more even) as it apparently has? Afterall, it's not like there's a whole lot of financial motivation and job security involved for the great majority of musicians out there -- only a very tiny percentage overall actually make enough as musicians to be considered middle class or above near as I can tell. And good musical instruments are not exactly cheap either even at the amateur level nor are quality music lessons, especially in/around a big city, so one doesn't take up the "hobby" (and keep at it) too lightly.

_Man_
Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)

#4 of 13 TravisR

TravisR

    Studio Mogul

  • 21,485 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 2004
  • LocationThe basement of the FBI building

Posted February 26 2009 - 02:48 PM

I just think it's more of 'a guy thing' to get fixated on things (whether it's cars, comic books, books, toys, carpentry, records, movies, porno, whatever) and women get more into things like relationships, family or stuff that is more real life.

I'm speaking generally and not saying that every man or woman falls into the above category or that they can't enjoy both.

#5 of 13 ManW_TheUncool

ManW_TheUncool

    Producer

  • 5,816 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 18 2001
  • Real Name:ManW

Posted February 26 2009 - 02:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TravisR
I just think it's more of 'a guy thing' to get fixated on things (whether it's cars, comic books, books, toys, carpentry, records, movies, porno, whatever) and women get more into things like relationships, family or stuff that is more real life.

I'm speaking generally and not saying that every man or woman falls into the above category or that they can't enjoy both.

Yes, along those lines, it does also seem women *tend* to *feel* the music more while men *tend* to *intellectualize* it (for lack of a better word) more. Posted Image I think that "intellectualizing" thing is a large part of what leads us to "fixate" on hobbies, etc. although it's certainly not the only thing of course.

_Man_
Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)

#6 of 13 PaulDA

PaulDA

    Screenwriter

  • 2,575 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 09 2004
  • Real Name:Paul
  • LocationSt. Hubert, Quebec, Canada

Posted February 26 2009 - 04:19 PM

My wife is just as fond of her music as I am of mine (I specify "her" and "mine" because while we both like music a lot, not much of it is in common). However, if the only playback device in the house was a basic clock radio with a cd player (like the one on her nightstand), she'd be content. Given the amount of money (approaching 10,000$) I've spent on audio gear, I think my stance is clear.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes time, and it annoys the pig.

#7 of 13 Henry Gale

Henry Gale

    Producer

  • 4,633 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 10 1999

Posted February 26 2009 - 05:50 PM

I do.
"I was born to ramble, born to rove
Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
-Tom Waits-

#8 of 13 Don Giro

Don Giro

    Supporting Actor

  • 814 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 21 2004
  • Real Name:Don
  • LocationNew Jersey

Posted February 26 2009 - 10:55 PM

I agree with Travis that men have a "fixation" with what many women consider "toys," (along with the collecting of ANYTHING), but let's not forget many women's fixation with their wardrobes and shoes. Also, do ANY of us understand the whole candle "thing?" No woman I've ever known has been able to explain it to me...

I also agree that women probably love music as much as men, but men tend to obsess over the delivery method WAY more than the fairer sex. Then again, most of the younger crowd I associate with listen to nothing but MP3s at 128kb, and that's BOTH sexes...
When she embraces, your heart turns to stone
She comes at night, when you're all alone
And when she whispers, your blood shall run cold
You'd better hide before she finds you...

#9 of 13 gene c

gene c

    Producer

  • 5,677 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2003
  • Real Name:Gene
  • LocationBay area, Ca

Posted February 27 2009 - 11:37 AM

Quote:
Liking music and being into electronics are two separate things. I know many women who LOVE music, but don't necessarily care/obsess about the delivery method.
I concidered that, too. I have fond memories of listening to The Beach Boys in my old (but clean) Mercury on AM radio. Didn't sound great but was a lot of fun.

But if someone cares more about the delivery method than another then doesn't it follow that they care more about what's being delivered as well? Just a thought.
Quote:
don't forget there's this little other side of *making* the music itself too,
Yes, if there were more female artists then maybe there would be more female enthusiastes.
Quote:
I just think it's more of 'a guy thing' to get fixated on things (whether it's cars, comic books, books, toys, carpentry, records, movies, porno, whatever) and women get more into things like relationships, family or stuff that is more real life.
I think there's a lot to what you're saying here.
Quote:
My wife is just as fond of her music as I am of mine (I specify "her" and "mine" because while we both like music a lot, not much of it is in common). However, if the only playback device in the house was a basic clock radio with a cd player (like the one on her nightstand), she'd be content. Given the amount of money (approaching 10,000$) I've spent on audio gear, I think my stance is clear.
Perhaps women find satisfaction in what they have while men never really do?
Quote:
I do.
So do I, but I'm not sure why.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#10 of 13 ManW_TheUncool

ManW_TheUncool

    Producer

  • 5,816 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 18 2001
  • Real Name:ManW

Posted February 27 2009 - 12:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by gene c
But if someone cares more about the delivery method than another then doesn't it follow that they care more about what's being delivered as well? Just a thought.

Not necessarily. It could just be that their focus/priorities have actually changed and they've lost sight of what actually matters.

Here's a fun (satirical) read in a tangentially related hobby to see what I mean: Posted Image

Seven Levels of Photographers © 2005 KenRockwell.com

Quote:
Yes, if there were more female artists then maybe there would be more female enthusiastes.

That depends on what exactly you mean by "artists" and "enthusiasts" and whether you personally have looked in all the right places to know if that has been the case or not. Posted Image

Quote:
Perhaps women find satisfaction in what they have while men never really do?

That wouldn't explain the examples of warddrobe, shoes, ... physical appearance, etc. Posted Image

Considering that, maybe women just tend to fixate on different things (or aspects of things) than men although a lot of that probably has to do w/ their childbearing/rearing physiological makeup *and* role in our society. Perhaps, in certain (hypothetical?) cultures/societies, things would be flipped around to some extent?

_Man_
Just another amateur learning to paint w/ "the light of the world".

"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things..." (St. Paul)

#11 of 13 gene c

gene c

    Producer

  • 5,677 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 2003
  • Real Name:Gene
  • LocationBay area, Ca

Posted February 27 2009 - 12:52 PM

Quote:
Not necessarily. It could just be that their focus/priorities have actually changed and they've lost sight of what actually matters.
Remember, Man-Fai said that, I didn't!
Quote:
That depends on what exactly you mean by "artists" and "enthusiasts" and whether you personally have looked in all the right places to know if that has been the case or not Posted Image .
I'm leaving that one alone Posted Image .
Quote:
That wouldn't explain the examples of warddrobe, shoes, ... physical appearance, etc.
I'm not sure wardrobe, shoes, etc is the same thing as hobbies. Women care greatly about their appearance, more than men seem to. To them, clothes are not a hobby but a way of showing care for themselves and their appearance.

Man, If a female ever reads this thread I'm in a heep o' trouble!
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


#12 of 13 Chris Gerhard

Chris Gerhard

    Screenwriter

  • 1,270 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 08 2002
  • Real Name:Chris Gerhard

Posted February 27 2009 - 10:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Henry Gale
I do.

I agree, one woman is enough for me but I have about 500 CD's, 150 SACD's, and 100 DVD-A's. I have been listening to the same woman everyday for years and I can't even hum along much less claim to understand the lyrics.

Chris

#13 of 13 ChristopherG

ChristopherG

    Screenwriter

  • 1,452 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 16 2003
  • Real Name:Chris

Posted February 28 2009 - 12:32 AM

In my personal situation I think the answer is yes. When my wife and I were younger a Friday evening at home would be firing up the CD player, some wine and let the good times roll. Music was equally important. Today I would still be content spending a Friday that way, but wifey would not hear of it and insists on the boob tube....
It takes 52 pounds of pressure to rupture an eyeball... :blink: 
 

 



Back to Music & Soundtracks



Forum Nav Content I Follow