Just wondering about others feelings on players walking the course with an Mp3 player hooked up to external speakers. Personally I frown upon this new trend. To me it's not much different then having a large group of yelling players near you. I know to some I may seem like the bad guy now. My thought is, the round is only 2 hours more or less on average. Why spoil the peace and quiet of nature with your music blasting? Jam in the car on the way to the course, between rounds or at the picnic tables while you wait for friends to arrive. Nothing worse then finding yourself on the course, traffic, boss, wife, kids all miles away. Finally relaxed then BAM out of nowhere the one disc throwing, wifebeater wearing, eminem jamming crew ends up throwing their round within earshot. Worse is the pro player who should have a bit more respect. I guess there is a time and a place. I love music, probably more then most as I have been a musician for over 20 years. One thing for sure you're not going to see me walking the DGC with my Bass and an amp in my bag. I guess it boils down to rights. Yes you have the right to carry your ipod and speakers. At the same time others have the right to play a round free of interference. lets find a middle ground... wear headphones or turn in way down when you're withing 100ft of an active group or off when you get into a traffic jam at a tee pad...heck at least ask if people mind. Just a rant, i still love almost everyone.