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May 24, 2015

Yep. Just be careful as to not have it real loud so that everyone around you can hear it.

May 25, 2015

The exact usage depends on the group, but yes, you are allowed to listen to music.

In some groups, analysts won't plug in the headphones until around dinner time once most of the senior bankers have left for the day. In other groups, analysts are allowed to listen whenever they want throughout the day (especially if they're grinding on a model or something). People generally dont care if it isnt affecting your work product. Just make sure to keep the volume down or one ear open so you can hear if people call out your name.

Investing in a pair of good quality headphones are also a great purchase for any analyst. Some days, I'll listen to 6+ hours of soundcloud/pandora/spotify/hypemachine etc...

May 25, 2015

Yes but not with headphones as you don't hear people calling you or your phone ringing with those. I personally stick to the apple earphones even though they suck

May 25, 2015
Ronald Wiggley:

If you listen to pandora with $259 dollar headphones you should also buy a 4K ultra Hd TV and watch VHS tapes on it fag

dam i wish i had sb's for this lmfao

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May 25, 2015

Lol that is definitely true. Sound quality of Pandora is definitely not worth Bose quality headphones. One that topic, Does anyone know what the best sound quality among the Pandora, Spotify, etc. is? Do any of them have good quality? Maybe the Beats audio? I only use iTunes right now, but I feel like a service would be cheaper.

May 25, 2015

Spotify can stream in 320 kbit/s if you pay for premium, but I don't know if there are others that are better.

May 25, 2015

yes.. but don't use big-ass headphones as someone mentioned before... also, keep the volume low and do not bust a move when your favorite song comes on.. if you need to be able to listen when your name is called out put in the earphone in one ear only..

May 25, 2015

Earbuds with only one in seems to be the way to go when senior people are around.

May 25, 2015

You can wear over the head "can" type headphones, but if you do that I would leave one ear partially uncovered so you can hear what is going on around you. There will be exceptions though. I had a person I worked for tell me that wearing earphones was "unprofessional". How she got to that I don't know, but I had to listen.

May 27, 2015

Headphones most of the modeling as my office is noisy, couldn't focus without. Spotify and BT headphones, over the ear

May 27, 2015

I wear noise cancelling over-the-ear headphones whenever I need to really focus on anything, day or night. We have a lot of analysts and our bullpen is pretty social so it makes it easier to zone in.

Jun 11, 2015

I'm waiting for this type of technology to get cheaper: http://www.earin.com
I currently wear a pair of wireless headphones (SYNC headphones) since no one in the office gives a damn and I have my own room. When I was in consulting I used Apple earbuds with one ear in.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Jun 11, 2015

Be aware that bandwidth costs money. If you're streaming stuff through your work PC and you're one of the higher bandwidth users in your team, your team leader may get a notification that you've racked up very high data usage. That can lead to conversations you'd probably prefer not to have.

I've had this happen with kids in my team. When it's someone who works hard, it's not a problem, just a friendly conversation. When it's someone who has other performance issues, the bandwidth abuse becomes another entry on the "reasons to fire" ledger.

Jun 11, 2015

totally depends what bank. some don't mind, others allow it after a certain time, like 6pm once most of the mds are gone.

you'll have to check with another analyst.

Jun 11, 2015

I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven, I told Bill that if Sandra is going to listen to her headphones while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating so I don't see why I should have to turn down the radio because I enjoy listening at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven.

Jun 11, 2015

haha awesome

ARD45:

I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven, I told Bill that if Sandra is going to listen to her headphones while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating so I don't see why I should have to turn down the radio because I enjoy listening at a reasonable volume from nine to eleven.

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Jun 11, 2015

At my place you can listen to music whenever you want but I never really see anybody doing so before about 3pm. Then again that's when the day starts to drag a bit and is usually when I reach for mine. Listening to the radio is often interesting since it lets you escape to the outside world while still sitting in the office.

Jun 11, 2015

pandora.com is pretty cool, plays songs based on your preferences. Although the songs it plays are pretty old.

Jun 11, 2015

pretty pissed that pandora no longer works in the UK grrrr
and last.fm is annoying in that you can only play songs a certain no. of times before paying

Jun 11, 2015
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