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I was wondering about the options for saying

That sounds good to me

or just

Sounds good

in German.

I initially thought something along the lines of "Das klingt mir gut" oder "Das hört mir gut", but I am unsure if either of these make good sense in German.

I found "Klingt gut" and "Das hört sich gut an" on dict.cc. Are there any other possibilities?

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Many phrases of subjective mood or sensation use a dative construction with "mir" in German whereas English uses different idioms:

Mir geht's gut. - I'm fine.

Mir gefällt das. - I like that.

Mir scheint... - It seems to me...

Er sieht mir aus wie... - To me, he looks like...

Das klingt mir nach... - To me, that sounds like...

Furthermore, you can say something along the lines:

Das klingt mir nach einem schönen Lied. - That sounds like a nice song to me.

Das klingt mir zu harsch. - That sounds too harsh to me.

Nonetheless, in your case no dative with "mir" is used. With a pure adjective, without "zu" (too) and without the noun the "that" is sounding like, there is no "mir":

Ich finde, das klingt gut./Das klingt gut! - That sounds good (to me).

Ich finde, das hört sich gut an. /Das hört sich gut an! - That sounds good (to me).

Instead of "sich anhören" and "klingen" in some parts of the German speaking world "tönen" is used; but as far as I know, no "mir" is used in a sentence like "Das tönt gut.", either.

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Assuming you meant "sounds good" as the affirmative to someone's questions, both "Klingt gut" and "Das hört sich gut an" are perfectly fine.

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