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Do you use headphones or speakers?

Do you use headphones or speakers?  

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  1. 1. Do you use headphones or speakers?

    • I use headphones
      34
    • I use speakers
      13
    • I play without sound
      1


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Do you use headphones or speakers? What kind of headphones/speakers you use? Or maybe you play games without sound at all?

I always use speakers. Headphones are just unconfortable to me. I've got a pair of high-quality 30 watt external speakers that i plug to my laptop, because default laptop speakers are crap.

What about you?

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I used to use headphones until my laptop fucked up tremendously and had to be taken to maintenance, coming back half-broken and the headphone jack not working...

So now I use the internal speakers.

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Headphones, especially for FPS games, hard to tell where bullet sound is coming from with speakers, Headphones are useful .

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Poll is missing an option: both.

I usually use headphones at night to be quiet, and during the summer when I have three fans blasting and can't hear myself think. Rest of the time, I'm blastin' it baby.

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Only headphones. For a computer, I have a cheap razer headset I got 4 years ago. For my phone, I use a pair of decent vacuum earphones that have survived several sinkings into cups of tea / coffee, ~700 nights of me sleeping on them, several steps on them, etc, but they're still fine. Even the phone, which was bought on the same day, isn't, although I was a lot more careful with it.

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I use speakers mostly, because I'm fine with the quality (for games)

I use headphones mostly, because I want to hear every detail (for media)

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Headphones, due to the cheapness factor and the more "intimate" sound quality. Been using the same ones for the past 10 years at least.

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Headphones at relatively low volume (around 33%).

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I use headphones mostly, but the ones i had previously gave me the middle finger, didn't want to work, so i destroyed them and now i play without sound, but it's just temporary, suprisingly i seem to perform great without sound, i kinda like that, gives more of a challenge and helps me keep aware of enemies, traps and such.
Anything that increases the difficulty of the challenge for me is welcome.

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So yeah, i should've added "both" option, but now it's too late, i guess..

Doominator2 said:

Speakers. After about an hour with headphones my earlobes start to hurt and feel uncomfortable.

This. After about 2 hours of using headphones i usually get a slight headache.
The other reason i prefer using speakers is that in headphones i can't hear what's going on around me and i always get the feeling that someone's behind me and is about to attack me..

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dethtoll said:

Poll is missing an option: both.


Dependent on the situation for me. Speakers if music, unless my partner has some guests round or whatever. The with games, it depends.

FPS Games, I more or less play with headphones without fail - the directional sound is a must if I'm going to play well.

Most other games - I'll use whatever's currently 'active', so if I last used headphones, then headphones; if I last used speakers, then speakers.

Then there's the exception of when using Skype, where I will put all sound on the speakers and the call through the headphones.

Then there's the 9 hours a day I spend at work, 90% of that time I have headphones on. Working without music is a strangely de-motivational experience; luckily my boss understands heh.

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Headphones for accuracy. Room acoustics are just too much of a bottleneck no matter how good the speakers are, and I can't be bothered to properly treat the room for that.

ChekaAgent said:

So yeah, i should've added "both" option, but now it's too late, i guess..
This. After about 2 hours of using headphones i usually get a slight headache.


Are you using noise canceling headphones? Cause that could be what's causing the headache issue rather than how they fit physically.

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I use Headphones by DNS russian company.
And i use quite expensive headphones with 5.1 surround sound. Unfortunately this is chinese piece of shit but it works more than 2 years and this is real achievement.

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I pretty much only use headphones now, but I do have a pair of cheap speakers to use on the off-chance I'd like for someone else to listen in. I used to use speakers more back when I first got a desktop in 2004, but I gradually stopped because I started to enjoy headphones more.

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Internal speakers. I bought not long ago a pretty decent headphones set but I can't use it more than 15 minutes because it's start to feel uncomfortable. I guess you need to get used to it just like when you ride your bicycle for the first time.

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Depends on what I do, I used to play Counter-Strike and that's a no-go with speakers.

But games like Battlefield 2 on a 4.1 surround system with a decent bass, damn that was a nice thing back then. Almost felt like the tank rolled through your room.

Nowadays I usually go with some cheap dell speakers since I'm thankfully not audiophile, and a fatal1ty headset(for around 30$ this thing is a blast imo).

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