Do you prefer Headphones or Earbuds?

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Headphones or Earbuds?

  1. Headphones

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    67.3%
  2. Earbuds

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. Neither

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    Or neither?

    I prefer headphones. They last longer and I get fuller sound and block unwanted outside noise.

    Plus earbuds constantly slip out of my ears for some reason.
     
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  2. Laser_Optimus

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    I used to really like earbuds. Then my wife introduced me to expensive headphones that block out unwanted noises and give you a cleaner/fuller sound. Also, like you said, I've noticed I don't have to replace them as often.
     
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  3. Murasame

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    Depends. Headphones are only for indoors and people walking around with them in public look silly.
     
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  4. Kamijou Touma

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    I like earbuds. I use in ear Bluetooth ones these days.
     
  5. Belgrath

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    Earbuds most of the time (do have a pair of Bluetooth earphones but rarely use 'em because they drain the batteries on my phone and 2nd gen. iPod Touch)
     
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    Earbuds, more portable and barely noticeable (unlike speakers popping out of your head).
     
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    I hate anything in my ears, full around the ear noise canceling headset all the way.

    The exception is at the range.
     
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  8. Venixion

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    I use headphones out doors. :cool: 
     
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    Earbuds. Small, compact, durable and have great longevity. Headphones are too big and cumbersome. Being 6'2", they easily get hooked onto things and break. Additionally, most of them, like Dre. Beats are extremely fragile and cheaply-built. One drop onto a hard surface and it's curtains.
     
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    Earbuds are too uncomfortable to me. Headphones for me. Sure in the summer they get gross cause they can make you sweat, but in winter they can double as earmuffs. And they feel more immersive.
     
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  11. Scowly Prowl

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    I... prefer both?

    Headphones will generally outperform earbuds in terms of sound quality, at the same price point. However, earbuds rule in terms of form factor and portability. I travel lot, and I take with me a set of ten year old set of noise cancelling hardwired earbuds, and if they ever die, I will mourn their passing.
     
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    I noticed newer (and spendier) earbuds suction into your ears pretty tight so it blocks out outside noise, and it's more discreet and low key.

    Headphones... I have big ass goofy ones from the early 2000s or late 90s that I never bothered to update over the years.

    My family likes to ask me when the airplane is taking off and/or about to land when I have them on. :lol 
     
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  13. Charlock

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    I can't wear earbuds for more than a few minutes without them hurting my earlobes. Also, the sound from a set of cans is just better.
     
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    Bone conduction headphones are the way to go. They don't damage your eardrums and because your ear canal is freed up, you can hear your environment and listen to your music while jogging or biking.
     
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    Earbuds. Mostly because I can afford the $10 buds from Best Buy.

    I like to get better quality but usually they are out of my price range and if they break? The cheaper ones: "oh well, time to get new ones." The $50 ones? "They broke... ...FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-"
     
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    Definitely headphones. My ears only liked one set of buds, and then I went and lost the rubber covering to one bud so I've switched to Bluetooth Skullcandy headphones. And I see people with headphones on all the time outside, maybe because there's so much focus on music in this town that nobody cares how it looks as long as they get good sound.

    --Moony
     
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    Headphones because my ear canals are apparently asymmetrical, given how earbuds never fit the same on both sides. Insurmountably irritating.
     
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    Depends. If I'm just milling around doing dishes or in a storeroom at work and need to be aware of my surroundings, then its earbuds. However if I'm in a data centre, mowing my lawn or on my own then I fire up my noise cancelling headphones and drown out the world because fuck you, its 'me time'. Sort of.
     
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  20. Rodimus74

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    Headphones all the way!
     
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