I never used to back when I first started, for some reason I thought it would be distracting in someway.
Now I have to have my music. Yesterday the gym's own music was so loud I could harldy hear my own. Stupid earbuds sound good but do not block out outer noise. Everyone I seen had headphones on so why the gym even bothered with playing music I dont know.
Another thing the power in the gym went off once a different day, working out in the dark was interesting. Some might even like it.