My daughter has this new Mac laptop (actually it's a few months old now-a B-day present), that she has her music on and she also listens to Spotify (I know what that is but have never used it). So I come down and I see her plugging the laptop into a cheap RCA console I have in a small sitting room that powers a couple of old Db Plus 440 bookshelves (used to be owned by Energy, I believe). And I figure she's about to "clip" them! So I take her into the HT room and hook up her laptop to the Onkyo TX-SR 805 (my little beastie HT AVR) and the Polk M-70 and B.A. 300 watt sub (only ran in 2.1--there's a CS2 and two M-30s in there as well).
I normally do not listen to much music on this system. It's the Blu-ray spot and PS3, etc. But we plugged her in, fired up the Onkyo and logged on to her Spotify. She then spent the next couple of hours sharing her play lists of various songs, many of which I'd never heard of (she's 14 and I recently showed her how to play a few guitar chords after which she promptly logged on to youtube and taught herself how to play over a half dozen songs).
I have to admit she has "pretty good" taste! And we had a great time together sitting and sharing and listening to tunes!
Oh, one more thing. Those Polk M-70s on the Onkyo with the sub. Heck of a music system for its price (sure they're not my LSis or SDAs but they have "no right sounding that good on an AVR". I still prefer them to the entry Rti towers). Kudos to Polk for "still" bringing music to the people at these prices!!