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Do you prefer headphones or earbuds?

Headphones
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Earbuds
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Neither/other
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I can’t choose!
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Headphones or Earbuds?
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:17:37 pm »
Which do you prefer, headphones or earbuds? Is there one you use more than the other? Perhaps you don’t like either of them?


Personally, I love headphones but cannot stand earbuds. With earbuds, I can never get them to stay in my ears, I find them uncomfortable, the sound itself tends to be meh (just in my experience, though maybe it’s not the sound quality itself but just that it sounds “weird” because it comes out of earbuds differently than headphones), and I’m always worrying if other people can hear what I’m listening to when I use them.

If you can enjoy earbuds, then good for you, but they’re just not for me unfortunately.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 07:20:13 pm »
I use big, over the ear headphones. Some part of me still prefers earbuds, though. Headphones can take a while to get used to, plus more expensive. But earbuds can do some damage to your ears.
I'd say headphones, but I'm just biased at the moment lol
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 07:28:54 pm »
I really like the idea of over-ear headphones, but they always sound too echo-y and are uncomfortable in general. Plus I look really stupid with them on LOL

I use really high quality earbuds, with non-plastic inserts so that they don't hurt like Apple ones. They work with my #aesthetic and usually I get way better sound quality overall.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 07:32:56 pm »
Yeah, I think headphones are hella comfy but earbuds aren't super uncomfortable, so I voted for them. Plus, earbuds are more portable and subtle.

And I totally agree that Apple earbuds kinda suck. They're so painful!
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2018, 08:12:08 pm »
I like headphones better but earbuds are more convenient.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2018, 02:15:28 am »
I usually prefer headphones when I'm home, they usually have longer cords, so I can actually plug them into my pc. I like earbuds more when I'm on the go, they don't look as stupid,and they don't have 3 mile long cables that I have to shove into my pockets. In terms of sound quality, I can't really say either one is better, the earbuds definetly isolate more noise, which is ideal for use in public or when you want some privacy. I'm usually using some fairly cheap earbuds, though I'm planning to get either the wireless Apple earbuds or a pair of decent IEMs.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2018, 10:06:15 am »
Headphones are big and clunky. Definitely prefer earbuds.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2018, 10:42:42 am »
I usually prefer headphones when I'm home, they usually have longer cords, so I can actually plug them into my pc. I like earbuds more when I'm on the go, they don't look as stupid,and they don't have 3 mile long cables that I have to shove into my pockets. In terms of sound quality, I can't really say either one is better, the earbuds definetly isolate more noise, which is ideal for use in public or when you want some privacy. I'm usually using some fairly cheap earbuds, though I'm planning to get either the wireless Apple earbuds or a pair of decent IEMs.

This is pretty much my opinion too. :) headphones are better for at home use, earbuds are better (and smaller) for taking places.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2018, 12:09:03 pm »
Is it just me, or do headphones overheat my ears quickly? Plus, they're a bit tight! ): I find them okay, but then 30 minutes in my ears will get all overheated and I'd have to remove them? Although earbuds are easy to get tangled, I find them much better!
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 12:18:37 pm »
Is it just me, or do headphones overheat my ears quickly?
I have this problem as well, plus my ears start to hurt after a while.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 02:53:11 am »
Earbuds all the way
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 04:05:46 am »
Earbuds for when I'm on the go, and my 7.1 over-ears for when I'm chillin' at home.

I can't stand on-ears, they hurt so bad for me.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2018, 08:35:01 am »
I'm prefer earbuds, they're more convenient when it comes to traveling. I've tried headphones, but I've never found any I liked, especially given how expensive they can get.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2018, 09:40:33 am »
I personally prefer headphone cause I don't like the way earbuds feel inside my ear
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2018, 01:05:14 pm »
I prefer earbuds because they’re small and I don’t look dumb wearing them, and I find them more comfortable to wear.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2018, 01:08:27 pm »
I like headphones because they don't fall off as often, and they are much more comfortable.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2018, 09:23:45 am »
Switched my answer to headphones! I love them so much now.
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2018, 12:16:03 pm »
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2018, 12:35:39 pm »
In public I use earbuds since I still want to be able to hear my surroundings somewhat, especially when going on walks @_@ Plus they're way less bulky to carry
At home I use headphones, its my headset for gaming but I'll listen to music through them if I really wanna focus  :blush-fox:
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Re: Headphones or Earbuds?
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2018, 03:38:09 pm »
I have some huge headphones that are pretty nice, but with that being said, I can see the benefits of having earbuds.
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