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Poll Question: What's your device of preference when it comes to listening to music?
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    Posted: 22 Sep 2012 at 3:51pm
Does your music taste better with a good set of headphones on your ears or with a powerful set of speakers driving your neighbors crazy?

Edited by bartosso - 23 Sep 2012 at 5:47am
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I usually listen to CD/digital files on my headphones since they sound better than my computer speakers.  For vinyl, I play it out loud on my speakers on my turntable in the living room.  
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Because I am always on the move, I prefer headphones. Also, I do not like to bother my neighbors.
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I neither have the time nor the opportunity to use my stereo system very often, so most of my music listening is done in the car, on a cheap CD/ipod player in the kitchen or on my ipod, so it would be headphones for me. I prefer listening to music on a real stereo system though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bartosso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Sep 2012 at 5:20am
Yeah, listening to music on a real, good stereo while sitting in a comfortable armchair... that's something I haven't experienced for quite a long time. Several years spent in student hostels have changed me Stern Smile Now I'm really into headphones, I just don't like disturbing anyone with my music. Besides, the sound is usually better... and it doesn't change when you leave the room with your player on Wink Unless you forget about the headphones plugged in your laptop, rise from the table and walk away... 
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I say speakers because I think my ears endure quite substantial abuse from the noiser side of my collection without headphones, and I'd hate to experience that much sound in the confines of headphones, regardless of how much I enjoy it.
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Also, there's nothing quite as satisfying as hearing your room shake with heavy bass vibrations. Well, there probably is, but that's one plus for speakers in my opinion.
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Speakers, at least for one practical reason: my right ear is deaf, so I can't listen musict with headphones, unless I accept to not to hear half of the instruments and half of the frequencies...
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I neither have the time nor the opportunity to use my stereo system very often, so most of my music listening is done in the car, on a cheap CD/ipod player in the kitchen or on my ipod, so it would be headphones for me. I prefer listening to music on a real stereo system though.

Pretty much the same thing for me.
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I find myself using headphones more often since they're more portable (obviously), but I much prefer speakers. Whenever I'm at home listening to music, I try to use either my stereo (in my basement) or my fairly good boombox (in my bedroom). I just don't get nearly as much satisfaction out of headphones.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Sep 2012 at 1:15pm
Love headphones.

...Speakers if I'm driving my car, though
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diogenes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Sep 2012 at 6:20pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Love headphones.

...Speakers if I'm driving my car, though


Same with me.  Speakers are better if I'm just listening casually (driving, writing, reading, gaming, etc.), but I find that I get to know my music a lot better if I'm listening with headphones, so that's what I voted for.  I don't have a primo home stereo system though, so this might change once I get the money to upgrade my mediocre pair of computer speakers.
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Originally posted by renkls renkls wrote:

Also, there's nothing quite as satisfying as hearing your room shake with heavy bass vibrations. Well, there probably is, but that's one plus for speakers in my opinion.
 
I've never really gotten a kick out of that. I actually dislike really loud music played on loudspeakers, regardless of the genre. It's not very metal, I know.
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Both equally for me, I have no real preference. If I'm on my main PC in my room, it's speakers. If I'm on my laptop, which lives in the living room, it's usually headphones. 
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Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

Originally posted by renkls renkls wrote:

Also, there's nothing quite as satisfying as hearing your room shake with heavy bass vibrations. Well, there probably is, but that's one plus for speakers in my opinion.
 
I've never really gotten a kick out of that. I actually dislike really loud music played on loudspeakers, regardless of the genre. It's not very metal, I know.

I'm in the same boat as you, Kim.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kogaionon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Sep 2012 at 6:18am
Speakers - nothing compares with the experience a good sound system gives you. the nasty part is that you need original CDs or burnt lossless files for best quality
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jan 2013 at 1:48pm
Speakers, especially when it's this thing:


...gives out great bass which is terrific seeing as I'm really into psychedelic trance music and other bass-heavy forms of music.Big smile Still, I would like to upgrade eventually to an even more luxurious form of speakers and audio quality...
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