Speakers or headphones?

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Headphones or speakers.

  1. Headphones is da bomb!

    32.5%
  2. Speakers ownz u all!

    20.0%
  3. IDk, I use both!

    47.5%
  4. I like to use no sound!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
By God Of Mana
Aug 25, 2007
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  1. Which do you like more...
    Taking into consideration all the factors. Including privacy.
    Which would you buy?
    I'm not asking for guidance, just wanted to know what you guys think.
    When playing games, which do you like?

    Lets just think about basic sets of each.

    Ill add a additional option for those who suck. :D
    And one for those who cant decide (you don't suck) alot.
  2. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    i prefer my speakers, mainly cause the kick **** in the sound department, but. i like my headphones when everyone in my house, if i were to use my speakers i would more than likely wake a few people up. i have good sounding comfortable headphones so its all good, but speakers have the upper hand i think
  3. hamas123

    hamas123 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 499

    at night time if your at home i'd prefer head phones but normally i think speakers have the upper hand.
  4. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    I use both ^.^
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    I use my Headset when im editing videos so I can sync the sound more effective then crappy speakers, but if im using my üb3rpr0h4x0rsk1llz then i'll take out my Speakers :)
  6. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    zomg!! i dont understand what "üb3rpr0h4x0rsk1llz " meanz!
  7. Maikeru

    Maikeru Newcomer, in training Posts: 88

    Ditto.

    Cheers!
  8. hamas123

    hamas123 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 499

    I think this part:sk1llz means skills but in a teenage style it's skillz.
  9. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    im a teen ager and it doesnt make sense to me, its how a nerd would interprit english.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,287   +223

    I've got some fair speakers (in the process of upgrading) and a nice 12" Klipsch sub for my home system, and as much as I love to turn it up and hear the sound all around me and feel it, I rarely get the oppertunity to do so. I live in a duplex and my neighbor is an old lady that rarely leaves the apt.

    So a nice pair of headphones would be welcome.

    /feel free to donate yours to me
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,016   +716

    Well, It Depends........

    First, I don't normally turn on the sound to my computer. I listen to music and watch DVD on my home free standing equipment.
    Volume for volume I think loudspeakers are more pleasant and much less tiring for general listening. Headphones (and 4 channel speaker systems) tend to be much more restrictive with respect to listener placement. This sounds silly and obvious about the phones but, the "you are there" thing does get oppressive. The digital delay in the rear channels of a multi-channel speaker systems does give the impression of a concert hall, but again, a little goes a long way.
    The phones win for porn, for obvious reasons. Oooh, aahhh, like that!
  12. magiclight

    magiclight TechSpot Member Posts: 67

    i use both, if theres others in the house then headphones and if i do get a chance with no one around i bring out the speakers, but that dont happen to often any more
  13. matt1522

    matt1522 Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    both 4 me

    I use both but mostly because everybody in my houes bitches about how loud the speakers are, but if theres no one to complain I'm all about feeling as well as hearing.

    Head phones seem restrictive somtimes but if i am talking in a game they are a must i dont need everybody else to hear what we plan to attack next.
     
  14. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    I use headhones and a buttkicker so i can get the feeling and the great sound without anyone else having to experience it.
  15. matt1522

    matt1522 Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    Oh that sounds great but does the buttkicker come with the special chair with a hole in the back or do u have to stand and play.
  16. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    Here is what I am talking about with the buttkicker Link
  17. matt1522

    matt1522 Newcomer, in training Posts: 96

    Thats awsome, I didnt realize that there is actually a product call buttkicker, sry
    M0R0NI I thought u were messin with me
  18. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate Newcomer, in training Posts: 180

    Uber Pro Haxor Skillz ;)

    btw I use both i tend to even keep my speakers when im on vent but im pretty fast with the press to talk button.
  19. bundybear

    bundybear Newcomer, in training

    When im gaming, headphone all the way.

    If i'm just watching a movie or something, logitech z5400's :D
  20. Tbolo

    Tbolo Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I prefer my 5.1 MMGear headset over speakers any day.


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  21. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX Newcomer, in training Posts: 359

    I have several high quality sets of both speakers and headphones.
  22. Tbolo

    Tbolo Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I am in the market for some new headsets, what you do you recommend?

    Palit 8800GT Super 1GB 740/970 SLI
    E6600 @ 3.6 1.47v
    Asus P5N-e SLI @ 400
    GSkill 2x1Gb DDR800
    WD 74GB Raptor
    Audigy ZS
    Hiper TypeR 580 PSU
    Antec 900 v.2
    LG L226WTY-BF
    3Dmark06 16200
  23. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TechSpot Maniac Posts: 592

    I don't use headphones because...

    1. I already can't hear for $h** and I need to hear the answering machine to screen calls (No caller ID on my phones lol)

    2. Most headphones usually hurt my ears, I don't see the point of spending 100+ dollars on extra padding.

    3. Speakers look awesome IMO and I don't know why you wouldn't show those off and off some stupid set of headphones instead.

    My mom plays her music too loud, so I play mine's loud too. We basically have Decibel wars! :p
  24. Tbolo

    Tbolo Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    I will never go back to gaming with speakers after using 5.1 headset. Plus I use voice communication while I'm gaming.
  25. spxnerd

    spxnerd Newcomer, in training

    speakers, gotta listen to my music loud and get into the vibe.


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