Earphones or Speaker?

Philippines
June 6, 2008 2:30am CST
When you're listening music in your computer, which do you like best: listening music using earphones or headset? or you like better using the computer speaker? why? Well, for me, I prefer speaker, because my ear really hurts after a long time using earphones. Even though, the volume was not that high. That's why I am not too fond using it that is, unless if I know people will be disturb on my music like when my family has a visitors. Otherwise, I'll like to used speaker rather than earphones. How about you? Which do you like?
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@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
8 Jun 08
When I'm on computer I always use earphones. There is always someone around talking or watching TV so I need the earphones while watching movies or listening music. And I don't want to disturb anyone. Also when I play games I need to know the direction of my enemy and it's almost impossible to tell it through the speaker.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Ah I see, I quite understand you. It's really better to use earphones in those times. thanks for the response and bid you good day
@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I rather use speakers, I love to hear music and dance to it.
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
thanks for the response, really appreciate it.
@kellys3ps (3731)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I prefer speakers because the earphones also hurt my ears.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 08
thanks for the response
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I am like you. I much prefer to use the speakers but have to resort to the earphones if someone else starts to complain. I like listening to music and often have it playing while I am doing stuff on the computer. But I am into different music then the rest of my family and they do not want to hear what I listen to (I like classical, jazz and new age they like country and hip hop). I never complain about what they listen to but they quit often like to complain about what I like.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Ah, I see, I understand. It's really good of you to understand your family, other people that I know wouldn't really care if others don't want to listen to the music they like. thanks for sharing your opinion,
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
i don't have a headset but even if i do, i think i would prefer to listen to music with my speakers as i do now. i like the music to be all over my room and then, it would be a hassle to take the headset off again and again when i go away from the computer once in a while. its better to listen with speakers because i can go and about within my room or outside my room and i would still hear the music. and then, i only use my earphones when i'm listening to music using my pocketpc, while i'm traveling or when i'm trying to sleep or relax.
• Indonesia
7 Jun 08
i will have listening in my computer by speaker no earphone because more safety for healthy.
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
yes, I agree, it's totally healthy for our ears. Thanks for the response, really appreciate it.
• Indonesia
9 Jun 08
ok..thx to meet you
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
7 Jun 08
I prefere to use the speakers. I am not very fond of earphones - they hurt. I like using external speakers the most. I am usually not in the position to disturb others when I listen to music on the laptop, but I do not ave the volume turned up very high anyways.
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
yeah, they really hurt a lot especially when using it for a long time. Totally agree with you, thanks for the response and have a nice weekend
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
7 Jun 08
Thank you! Hope you'll have a good weekend too:-)
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
7 Jun 08
Speakers  - Front surround sound speakers CLS-215
I don't use either. My computer is all hooked up through surround sound. Technically speaking yes they are speakers but so much more advanced than the crappy computer speakers that come along with it. We also have sub woofer on it as well. I would never go back to normal computer speakers let alone earphones on this one.
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
wow, your computer really have a good speaker, it's a waste not to used a cool speaker like that. Mine was okay, actually, I don't think it was high tech and very small, hehe, but I still like it. thanks for the comment, have a nice day
• Canada
7 Jun 08
I couldn't stand those little tiny speakers and bass. I need bass. I am a complete tech geek when it comes to base.
@Darkwing (21590)
6 Jun 08
I much prefer to use the speakers... I hate earphones, as I find them restricting, and fear they could be damaging to my ears. I much prefer to listen freely to my music through the speakers. Of course, there are times when neighbours have to be considered, but I don't have a problem with turning down the speakers at the right time. Brightest Blessings.
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
Yes, they are restricting lot, you can't work or do anything without removing it on your ear, not to mention they are not healthy to our ears. Thanks for the response and have a nice weekend
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@Darkwing (21590)
7 Jun 08
You're more than welcome, and you have a great weekend too, my friend. xx
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
Perhaps the earphones that you are using are a bit big for your ears. Maybe you can avail new ones that really fit conveniently in your ears when you listen to music. If not, headsets are also convenient since they really don't have to be plugged into your ears. As for the topic, I really like listening using speakers. Just loud enough to listen to the music and to have the feel for it but, not too loud that it might disturb others around me or, have others find a difficulty when they want to get my attention in case I'm being called for.
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
hmm, no, I think the earphones we are using are not that big, I think it was just okay. I don't know, it's really hurt after a long time I used it,that's why I'm not that too fond of using earphonesBut thanks for telling me this :D, and of course thanks for response, really appreciate it.
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
I also experience that pain after using earphones for a long time, even though I could say that the sound quality can be good, the side effect of equiping earphones just doesn't go well with me. That's why if I can't use speakers, I'd go with head sets. Your welcome by the way
@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I always use my speakers. I never use headphones for my computer.
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
thanks for responding to my discussion. Really appreciate it. {em]happy[/em]
• United States
6 Jun 08
No problem :) Responses help us both out after all.
@Erratic (724)
• Australia
6 Jun 08
For me speaker is best. I crank it up and it fills the whole room with good vibes.
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
yeah, definitely, it really fills the whole room especially if the music has a good rhythm. Really nice and better to hear the music in the speaker. Thanks for the response
• United States
7 Jun 08
When I am on the computer, I loke speakers. If I am in a place where the sound might disturb others I use eaephones They make my ears itch lol
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Jun 08
i like also using speakers that earphones. i am more comfortable if i listen from the speakers. i used only earphones if i have important conversation to a friend or teaching programs to my friends. speakers is commonly used specially in home but if you are in a cafe of course you don't have choice except to used earphones.
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
yep, speakers are common and convenient to used especially if you're in your home, not to mention your ears will not hurt using it. Thanks for your comment.
@bornohin (59)
• Bangladesh
9 Jun 08
Hey .. i think Everyone prefers SPEAKER to EARPHONE .... I m also not an anomaly ... But i think The SENTENCE OR LYRICS ARE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD WHEN ONE IS USING EAR PHONE... do u agree??
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
well, if you really want to hear it more clearly I guess yeah it's good to use earphones,however, using it for a long time will hurt our ears and it was quite unhealthy too. Anyways, thanks for the response
• Estonia
9 Jun 08
I like earphones. You can just raise volume to maximum and no one around will be disturbed.
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Thanks for the response and sharing your opinion, really appreciate it.
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
8 Jun 08
I prefer the speakers as I'm not "tied" to the computer while listening. I can get up and move around...hear the music while i get other things done. I also find if I use headphones for too long my ears start to hurt even if I have the music on really low.
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
Yeah, I really agree with you, that's one of the reason why I like speaker than earphones. You'll not be required to be tied up with it. Thanks for the response
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jun 08
well i like to use the speakers...im not used in earphones ever since not even in my cellphone..im not comfortable with it..
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
thank you for the response,really appreciate it.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
8 Jun 08
I would prefer the speakers instead of earphone because it does not hurt my ears with prolonged hearing. Besides, I feel that music is better shared with others openly. I do use the earphone only if I know that people around me prefer silence.
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
yeah, we should share it with others, it was better to hear it openly rather than alonethanks for the response.
• China
8 Jun 08
i prefer to use earphones. just because i would like to listen to quiet music such as Bandari's Newages and Tamas Wells' gentle folks. earphones can more suitable for these kinds of music without doing ears much harm.
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
Ah, I see, I'm not familiar with the song though, but I understand. Thanks for sharing your opinion and for the response.
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
8 Jun 08
Definitely the speaker but if I need to remain private or not to disturb someone else, then headphones are better than an ear piece.
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
Thanks for the response, really appreciate it