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Old 12-18-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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Headphones or earbuds?

I've been seeing a lot of people using headphones lately, which seems odd because headphones are really clunky. I can understand using them at the computer or something like that. But when you're out, earbuds are just easier. Granted earbuds break easier, but headphones still feel like a bit much to just use with your ipod or something.

The reason I ask is because I'm thinking of buying a decent pair of headphones, because all of my earbuds stop working in about a month's time.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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I voted headphones. When you're on the go, earbuds are easier, I agree, but I never really listen to music from my phone/mp3-player or whatever. Usually I'm near a computer anyway.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:14 AM   #3
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Headphones, you actually have to do something quite vicious to break them, but they are clunky as **** (especially noise cancelling headphones)
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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How about both? I do the headphones on computer, earbuds when out thing.
You never add the options I want. You suck at polls.
Unless we're voting on what you should get. In that case, it wasn't made clear and you suck at polls.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:32 AM   #5
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I wear earbuds because wearing full blown headphones outside is overkill but I wear headphones over my earbuds to block out noise so I can actually hear my music without cranking the volume to damaging levels.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:02 PM   #7
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How about both? I do the headphones on computer, earbuds when out thing.
You never add the options I want. You suck at polls.
Unless we're voting on what you should get. In that case, it wasn't made clear and you suck at polls.


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also you forgot speakers, dipshit. I use speakers behind the computer, headphones for recording and earbuds when I'm out and about


You suck at polls.
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:04 PM   #8
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How about both? I do the headphones on computer, earbuds when out thing.
You never add the options I want. You suck at polls.
Unless we're voting on what you should get. In that case, it wasn't made clear and you suck at polls.

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Old 12-18-2014, 12:22 PM   #9
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I prefer earbuds. Headphones always feel too tight on my head so they give me a headache. I guess my head is too big
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:37 PM   #10
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Why not both? But if I had to choose one, most limey headphones because they don't jab into your ears and avoid more background noise
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:34 PM   #11
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Headphones. They're only a hassle if you have nowhere to put them, otherwise they're fine. Earbuds are incredibly uncomfortable after extended listening as well, where as you can use headphones for a good few hours before they get achey on the ears.

Also, its a quality thing. Would you rather be able to simply 'listen to music' or actually enjoy the entire musical spectrum available from your preferred piece? If the latter, go headphones.

I've had my pair of Sennheisers for 2 years, the only sign of wear and tear is where the L and R caps have been knocked off, and thats purely a decorative thing.

http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/monitor...udio-hd-380-pro
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:54 PM   #12
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Why not both? But if I had to choose one, most limey headphones because they don't jab into your ears and avoid more background noise



Dont get me wrong this is true, but it depends on the kind of earbuds you get. I use Beats tour and Ive had them for almost a year now, I listen to music ALL day at school and Im not exaggerating. I love them cause theres no hassle of big clunky headphones. In my opinion its earbuds just be picky about it.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:56 PM   #13
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Most people aren't weird audiophiles tho, like who cares if you can't hear that tiny synth in the background
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #14
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Headphones are preferable. I don't wear them in public though. I don't listen to music when I'm in public. I find it a bit obnoxious for some reason.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:05 PM   #15
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Would you rather be able to simply 'listen to music' or actually enjoy the entire musical spectrum available from your preferred piece?

I'd rather just listen to music, that other thing sounds tiresome.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #16
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earbuds sound like ass, even the best would be better if you spent the same cash on headphones

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Headphones. They're only a hassle if you have nowhere to put them, otherwise they're fine. Earbuds are incredibly uncomfortable after extended listening as well, where as you can use headphones for a good few hours before they get achey on the ears.

Also, its a quality thing. Would you rather be able to simply 'listen to music' or actually enjoy the entire musical spectrum available from your preferred piece? If the latter, go headphones.

I've had my pair of Sennheisers for 2 years, the only sign of wear and tear is where the L and R caps have been knocked off, and thats purely a decorative thing.

http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/monitor...udio-hd-380-pro

i have those same headphones, they're really nice
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #17
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Earbuds never stay in my ear. I always use headphones.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:11 PM   #18
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I'd rather not listen to music than use earbuds.

Get good headphones, earbuds are for filthy casuals and joggers.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #19
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i would choose a good pair of earbuds over headphones if i'm walking around (i'm walking, what do i care about top notch fidelity?), but i've stopped listening to music like that because i have to crank the volume to hear the song properly and i'd rather not have to do that to enjoy music.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:20 PM   #20
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Headphones. If I'm in a public place, I put up with not listening to any music.

I refuse to stoop to the level of using earbuds.
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