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Prefer headphones over speakers?

post #1 of 83
Thread Starter 
Just wondering, do people here actually prefer headphones to speakers, or just into headphones until they are able to buy a great set of speakers? Or choose headphones instead because of some other reason (eg. lack of space)?
post #2 of 83
I tend to use speakers during the day, and headphones at night, or when playing a game on my PC.
post #3 of 83
Headphones, because of the isolation they provide
post #4 of 83
I voted "Headphones due to mobility/compactness/etc". It's a lot easier to set up and no worries about room placement if I were to use speakers instead. But I do like speakers, though. But I like headphones better!
post #5 of 83
headphones because I live in condo/ I am a mobile person/ budget (x2)/ and personal preference.

Not many speakers have WOWed within a reasonable budget.
post #6 of 83
Thread Starter 
I like the advantages of headphones (cheaper, easier to pack) but I've found high end headphones simply can't WOW me as speakers.
post #7 of 83
Thread Starter 
really really expensive speakers that is (not $20 generic ones)
post #8 of 83
After recently listening to my parents mid fi system playing a CD I burned that I normally love to listen on cans...I would have to say speakers.
post #9 of 83
Headphones offer a reasonably priced alternative to a high dollar speaker system.
post #10 of 83
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapzoo View Post
Headphones offer a reasonably priced alternative to a high dollar speaker system.
Agreed!
post #11 of 83
I find that I focus on the music more with headphones. With speakers I hear ambient noises much more. Now I love a good speaker setup and can focus just as well in the right setting, but creating that setting can be a bit pricey, plus I live in an old duplex that really leaks sound, so I'll have to wait until I get a house and a bigger budget to do a proper speaker setup.

So I'll have to give it up to headphones at the moment, but not entirely due to budget. Headphones will always be an important part of my listening experience.
post #12 of 83
I prefer headphones simply because I can't afford a $30k speaker system.
post #13 of 83
I prefer the more intimate and detailed sound of headphones. Speakers always sound so distant and uninvolving somehow. Given enough money, however, I bet speakers can almost catch up :P.

The portability and ease of use (no positioning or tuning required) are also welcome additions.
post #14 of 83
If there's no money involved, then surely speakers. Headphones cannot produce those bodily sensations that speakers are able to. I use headphones because they have better performance/price ratio.
post #15 of 83
I sold my speaker setup only because I listen late at night when the family are in bed
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