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Headphones Vs. Earbuds?


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#1 Z123Killer

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:09 PM

Earbuds- JVC Gumy Plus ($10)

 

Headphones- Sony MDR-ZX100 ($20)

 

Which should I buy? And do you have any other recommendations in the price range?

 

(Don't base your decision off of portability) 


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#2 gigawert

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:15 PM

Headphones because they are more comfortable, have better sound, and are overall much better, especially if you don't care about portability.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:22 PM

Headphones because they are more comfortable, have better sound, and are overall much better, especially if you don't care about portability.

Is the pair I listed any good?



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

Are the Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones a decent pair for watching YouTube and listening to music?



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:35 PM

For a cheap pair they are not bad at all I had them before a a backup set of headphones.



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:44 PM

For a cheap pair they are not bad at all I had them before a a backup set of headphones.

Should I get them or should I get the JVC Gumy Plus in ear earbuds instead?



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

Yeah, Sony products are pretty reliable. I have a set of Sony headphones in the same price range as what you are looking at and have had them for a few years, absolutely no problems.


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:33 PM

depends on if you prefer in ear or on ear TBH



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:52 PM

depends on if you prefer in ear or on ear TBH

It doesn't really matter to me I just want the one that sounds the best



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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:28 PM

Not a well known make, but some of the Superlux headphones are well rated for their very low cost, for example these - http://www.gearbest.com/headsets/pp_270782.html?wid=8 (those particular ones are re-badged by pro audio company Presonus and sold as low end studio headphones).


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 12:07 AM

Try in-ear earphones. Because it provides excellent noise isolation.



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Posted 19 October 2016 - 03:27 PM

IMO...earbuds are not even close...to equalling the sound quality of an inexpensive pair of headphones from a known headphone manufacturer.  IMO, earbuds are a gimmick, designed to provide minimal protability to all those hung up on rap and other non-music.

 

Earphones are better made, provide better acoustics...hands down, either on the go or just sitting and relaxing.

 

I have about 8 pairs of earbuds lying around...including a pair of Sennheisers.  I prefer even the most inexpensive headphones, be they Sony, Sennheiser, whatever.

 

One thing I've noticed...earbuds never reflect documented performance data (range, sensitivity) while that's standard fare for any set of headphones.  I think that there's a reason for that.

 

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 04:31 PM

IMO...earbuds are not even close...to equalling the sound quality of an inexpensive pair of headphones from a known headphone manufacturer.  IMO, earbuds are a gimmick, designed to provide minimal protability to all those hung up on rap and other non-music.

 

Earphones are better made, provide better acoustics...hands down, either on the go or just sitting and relaxing.

 

I have about 8 pairs of earbuds lying around...including a pair of Sennheisers.  I prefer even the most inexpensive headphones, be they Sony, Sennheiser, whatever.

 

One thing I've noticed...earbuds never reflect documented performance data (range, sensitivity) while that's standard fare for any set of headphones.  I think that there's a reason for that.

 

Louis

I fully agree with what hamluis said.



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Posted 20 October 2016 - 06:45 PM

I would go for headphones over ear buds any day. More comfortable and better sound.



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Posted 22 October 2016 - 04:17 PM

In my opinion a good headset transofrms your listening experience considerably. I regularly game, listen to music, and watch Blue Ray's on my PC, and earbuds don't come remotely close to my headset and i have both as well.






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