My spouse's old boombox has a second life in our garage. It can play CDs, although it never occurred to me to bring one out to the garage. If I want music, I listen to the radio. I enjoy background music when I am doing something tedious and reasonably quiet, like hand sharpening tools using plates, hand sanding, assembly/gluing, etc. I do not play the music loud. I want to hear the phone and other important sounds.
Where we live, there is an excellent selection of stations to listen to. I listen to all kinds of music, modern and old, jazz, rock, classical, and more, but not talk radio. Music has always been a part of our family, and it is hard for me to imagine life without some music playing in the background.
It is very early in the morning on a Sunday. I am up doing some remote computer work (when the other employees are not on the systems). There is music in the background, of course. To avoid disturbing the family, I wear headphones.
One other important comment:
HEARING PROTECTION IS ESSENTIAL IN A SHOP!!
Otherwise, you can't enjoy that beautiful music to its fullest, and eventually not at all. I had a friend who was a shop professional. He never wore hearing protection. By the time I met him, he didn't need it - he was completely and utterly deaf. It was entirely preventable, and his very personal, lifetime grief. Don't let it happen to you.