Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > General Boards > General Chat Message Board
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-31-2024, 12:40 AM   #1
Disco King
Minion of Satan
 
Disco King's Avatar
 
Location: Banned
Posts: 8,797
Default Headphones or Earphones?

How does Netphoria prefer to listen to its music?

I'm not an audiophile (that would be despicable, audio can't consent), so comfort and convenience matters more to me than pristine sound quality. Up until the Bluetooth Revolution, I was an earphone guy, because headphones felt cumbersome to me. Uncomfortable on my ears, and I hated having to carry them around my neck when not in use (especially when wearing a scarf).

But with everything being wireless now, I've switched to headphones. Harder to lose or accidentally drop than some cordless dongle. Also don't have to have this lumpy charging case sitting in my pocket at all times. Using headphones more often has acclimated me to the feeling of having them on my ears.

Wondering if I should get over-ear instead of on-ear headphones next for added comfort. I don't really care too much about noise cancelling because I actually kinda want to be aware of ambient noise so that I don't walk under a giant piano or in front of an arrow target or some shit. If I'm at home, I'm using speakers instead of my headphones, anyway.

Even when I opted for earphones, I've always hated those in-canal ones (who wants to stick something up their ear and constantly have to clean the wax off of it?) or the ones that wrap around your ear (they are less likely to fall off then the other ones, but they look fucking dorky, and I am NOT a dork).

 
Disco King is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 01:27 AM   #2
redbreegull
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: N3t4Euh Haus
Posts: 32,740
Default

I'm not an audiophile, but in my opinion I've never used earbuds that come close to the fidelity of good headphones

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 02:11 AM   #3
Machinist
Ownz
 
Machinist's Avatar
 
Posts: 588
Default

Sennheiser headphones in the house, and earphones when I'm out running.

Where is my amazon voucher for answering your survey?

 
Machinist is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 03:41 AM   #4
Rairun
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 1,127
Default

Always headphones. I'd also say: don't rule out noise-cancelling ones unless you've already tried them. You can still hear all the higher frequencies just fine, they're just very good at removing the low-end rumble of cars, trains, machinery, etc, which in turn allows you to listen to music at a lower volume (good for your hearing). I can still tell there's a bus coming, it just sounds like a bus after a high-pass filter.

 
Rairun is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 07:16 AM   #5
smashingjj
real estate cowboy
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: if Monsanto and Purdue Pharma had a baby
Posts: 36,851
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disco King View Post
How does Netphoria prefer to listen to its music?

I'm not an audiophile (that would be despicable, audio can't consent)

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 11:47 AM   #6
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

How much do you want to spend? Do you want wireless headphones? I'm a headphone geek, I go to headphone shows, lol.

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 11:54 AM   #7
Joey Goldberg
Minion of Satan
 
Joey Goldberg's Avatar
 
Location: andy dick NAKED
Posts: 8,067
Default

if i'm at home or at work or whatever it is nearly always through speakers

only headphones I really have anymore are studio monitor pairs, for casual listening & going on walks & whatnot I got a pair of Bose wireless that are great aside from the actual buds themselves not always wanting to stay in, but you can get a pair of more customizable replacement pads or whatev for that

 
Joey Goldberg is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 12:37 PM   #8
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Goldberg View Post
if i'm at home or at work or whatever it is nearly always through speakers

only headphones I really have anymore are studio monitor pairs, for casual listening & going on walks & whatnot I got a pair of Bose wireless that are great aside from the actual buds themselves not always wanting to stay in, but you can get a pair of more customizable replacement pads or whatev for that
I love speakers as well but a high end pair of headphones and amp is pure audio bliss

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 02:30 PM   #9
redbreegull
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: N3t4Euh Haus
Posts: 32,740
Default

If you want to spend around 100 bucks, get Grados and you’ll never regret it.

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 04:51 PM   #10
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redbreegull View Post
If you want to spend around 100 bucks, get Grados and you’ll never regret it.
Yep, the SR80s are the best bang for the buck under $300, unless you want portability and wireless, then it's a different story.

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 05:04 PM   #11
redbreegull
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: N3t4Euh Haus
Posts: 32,740
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninsp View Post
Yep, the SR80s are the best bang for the buck under $300, unless you want portability and wireless, then it's a different story.
Exactly. The SR80s have been my primary pair for about 20 years (same pair).

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2024, 05:06 PM   #12
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redbreegull View Post
Exactly. The SR80s have been my primary pair for about 20 years (same pair).
I had cable issues on mine, so eventually moved on. Still are an incredible value.

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2024, 01:49 AM   #13
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 44,548
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Machinist View Post
headphones in the house, and earphones when I'm out running
same.

or use a speaker if i'm lifting or running in the basement, taking a shower, or just doing dishes and junk. but if i come home wearing headphones or earbuds, i'll leave them in while i do other chores.

"over-ear instead of on-ear headphones"...huh?

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2024, 01:54 AM   #14
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 44,548
Default

the thing with cabled stuff is if i bend down at say CVS and go to stand back up, they usually get stuck under my knee which either pulls them out or is just a nuisance but i got little ear holes too. so i've lost ear buds while bike riding and dropped one in the street just the other day. just gotta shove them suckers in so hard.

i tied a lil speaker to my bike because tim thinks it's dangerous for me to ride with headphones. but riding a bike in general in chicago is dangerous

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2024, 12:43 PM   #15
Elijah Moon
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Location: some broken utopia
Posts: 2,040
Default

I'd usually use earphones when outside, walking somewhere or whatever, but last year I developed an ear infection and I blame the earphones. Not totally certain it was related to the earphones but it was no fun being deaf in one ear for two or three weeks so that put me off wearing them.

 
Elijah Moon is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2024, 05:48 PM   #16
Disco King
Minion of Satan
 
Disco King's Avatar
 
Location: Banned
Posts: 8,797
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninsp View Post
How much do you want to spend? Do you want wireless headphones? I'm a headphone geek, I go to headphone shows, lol.
My JBL Live 460NCs were under warranty when they stopped working, so I was seeing what else there was to get in their price range so I could decide on whether I'd just get the same JBLs again or get something different.

Ended up getting the Anker Soundcore Space Ones. Over-ear is definitely more comfortable than on-ear. My ear is not discerning enough to tell which has better audio. The app for the Soundcores also actually works, unlike the JBL app, which would fail to sense my headphones even when they were connected and playing audio. But the SoundCores do feel lighter and flimsier than the JBLs, so I'm hoping they don't break or anything.

 
Disco King is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 12:15 AM   #17
TuralyonW3
Immortal
 
TuralyonW3's Avatar
 
Posts: 25,680
Default

All headphones are awful for your ears.

Only listen to music in rooms, out of speakers. Let the music vibrate and transforms your surroundings.

Arrange your life around being able to do this.

 
TuralyonW3 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 03:46 AM   #18
redbreegull
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
redbreegull's Avatar
 
Location: N3t4Euh Haus
Posts: 32,740
Default

uh

 
redbreegull is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 06:02 AM   #19
smashingjj
real estate cowboy
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: if Monsanto and Purdue Pharma had a baby
Posts: 36,851
Default

The house i'm moving into is very old and noisy so i'll just cancel that then

I'm making the effort of isolating the shit out of the floor though, since my downstairs neighbour and the previous tennant had a war going on

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 06:25 AM   #20
Cool As Ice Cream
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
Cool As Ice Cream's Avatar
 
Location: František! How's the foot of your turtle?
Posts: 32,729
Default

i also prefer speakers

 
Cool As Ice Cream is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 06:25 AM   #21
Cool As Ice Cream
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
Cool As Ice Cream's Avatar
 
Location: František! How's the foot of your turtle?
Posts: 32,729
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by smashingjj View Post
I'm making the effort of isolating the shit out of the floor though, since my downstairs neighbour and the previous tennant had a war going on
uh oh

 
Cool As Ice Cream is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 09:55 AM   #22
ovary
Ownz
 
Posts: 892
Default

how are you going to insulate the floor

 
ovary is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 10:08 AM   #23
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuralyonW3 View Post
All headphones are awful for your ears.

Only listen to music in rooms, out of speakers. Let the music vibrate and transforms your surroundings.

Arrange your life around being able to do this.
I mean, this is just incorrect. And I love speakers. I have electrostats and monoblock amps. But headphones can be wonderful. You do have to be careful to not damage your hearing, but still.

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 10:14 AM   #24
topleybird
Janis Jopleybird
 
topleybird's Avatar
 
Location: Let me see you do the booty hop. And now make the booty stop. Now drop, and do the booty wop.
Posts: 6,545
Angry

ninsp, could you not have posted that before I sold my house? Now I'm stuck figuring out how to arrange my life around speakers I don't even fucking have yet, I don't know anything about this shit

 
topleybird is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2024, 10:16 AM   #25
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Posts: 3,667
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by topleybird View Post
ninsp, could you not have posted that before I sold my house? Now I'm stuck figuring out how to arrange my life around speakers I don't even fucking have yet, I don't know anything about this shit
rookie mistake

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2024, 06:44 PM   #26
smashingjj
real estate cowboy
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: if Monsanto and Purdue Pharma had a baby
Posts: 36,851
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ovary View Post
how are you going to insulate the floor
That is NONE OF YOUR GOD DAMN BUSINESS

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2024, 06:46 PM   #27
smashingjj
real estate cowboy
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: if Monsanto and Purdue Pharma had a baby
Posts: 36,851
Default

There was old insulation (isolation? sorry I just like joy division) material, foam, but very worn, which I replaced with felt floor insulation with a friend which hopefully will do the trick. now If just my cat will shut its loud mouth.

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2024, 11:26 AM   #28
Joey Goldberg
Minion of Satan
 
Joey Goldberg's Avatar
 
Location: andy dick NAKED
Posts: 8,067
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smashingjj View Post
now If just my cat will shut its loud mouth.

 
Joey Goldberg is offline
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headphones Nerd Discussion Raskolnikov Music Board Archive 10 05-09-2012 12:30 PM
Why do my headphones keep dying??? T&T Music Board Archive 26 11-01-2007 04:22 PM
Another headphones thread...where to buy? Nate the Grate General Chat Archive 24 06-17-2007 03:50 AM
Headphones... Ramdust Music Board Archive 19 04-17-2006 05:33 PM
stupid ipod headphones - where to buy replacement? wHATcOLOR General Chat Archive 34 03-31-2006 01:02 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:26 PM.




Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright © 1998-2022