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Posted by kindlydelete (50 posts) 6 years, 15 days ago

Poll: Do you use Headphones or speakers? (235 votes)

Headphones 52%
Speakers 20%
Both 35%
I am deaf so neither 2%
I'm not telling you! 4%

I was wondering if most people use speakers for games or do the use headphones. I enjoy headphones cause I know it won't cause my neghbors to get annoyed and led to my murder. I also feel like they help make the game more immersive.

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#1 Posted by Zomgfruitbunnies (1278 posts) -

For games where audio is important: headphones. Otherwise, speakers.

Also, headphones for porn. This is crucial.

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#2 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

Headphones, forever.

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#4 Edited by Justin258 (15619 posts) -

Usually headphones, sometimes speakers.

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#5 Edited by myketuna (1959 posts) -

I haven't invested in gaming headphones because I live in a house, so no neighbors for me. If that were to change, I'd definitely look into quality headphones.

But for now, my 5.1 speakers fill my needs quite nicely.

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#6 Posted by SexyToad (2936 posts) -

I usually use my headphones for a lot of things.

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#7 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Headphones. I can listen to whatever as loud as I want. I'm usually talking over VOIP and a headset is more convenient than a dedicated mic.

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#8 Posted by JasonR86 (10244 posts) -

Speakers more often then not but sometimes I'll use headphones. So both.

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#9 Posted by DoctorTran (1617 posts) -

I voted both because it depends on my mood. Usually it's headphones but sometimes I'll just use my speakers when I don't feel like being wired.

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#10 Posted by mlarrabee (3917 posts) -

My computer is my TV, so 5.1 speakers.

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#11 Posted by Vexxan (4636 posts) -

I play most of my games on PC these days and there I use headphones.

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#12 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

Headphones. I don't like people listening to what I'm listening...for some reason.

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#13 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (717 posts) -

I haven't even had speakers hooked up to my PC in close to 9 years, since I joined a clan for the original Call of Duty.

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#14 Posted by Icemo (716 posts) -

Speakers during the day and headphones during the night so I don't disturb my neighbors sleep.

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#15 Posted by Winternet (8447 posts) -


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#16 Edited by Meltac (2023 posts) -

I have two DALI speakers and a headset that came with my HTC, so my answer is pretty obvious.

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#17 Posted by MikeJFlick (452 posts) -

I have a kickass surround system connected to my PC and fantastic boss PC speakers.......... but I normally use headphones because I normally have Skype running talking shit with people when I'm on the PC so I never really end up using anything but my headset with mic.

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#18 Edited by Mocca_Bear (67 posts) -

We upgraded to a nice 5.1 set for the living room, it's as great for gaming as it is for watching movies.

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#19 Edited by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

I only use headphones when I'm talking to somebody over my head set.

I never found it more immersive personally to use head sets either. You do hear a bit more but it's usually something small that doesn't change my experience.

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#20 Posted by Demoskinos (17457 posts) -

I use a set of Turtle Beach X12 Headphones they are indispensable.

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#21 Posted by Gamer_152 (14743 posts) -

Dang, this poll should have used radio buttons. Radio buttons! Eh, sometimes I use headphones, sometimes I use speakers. It depends on what I'm doing and what time of the day it is.

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#22 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Speakers, loud speakers, fuck everyone else around the house.

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#23 Posted by Andorski (5482 posts) -

I use both, but tend to use my headphones more and more often. You can hear the more subtle audio much more clearly and you don't bother people around you anytime something explodes.

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#24 Posted by expensiveham (389 posts) -

Headphones, always. Even if i lived alone in the middle of nowhere i would still use headphones all the time.

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#25 Edited by AlexW00d (7571 posts) -

Headphones, always. Even if i lived alone in the middle of nowhere i would still use headphones all the time.

Pretty much sums it up for me.


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#26 Posted by Ben_H (4180 posts) -

Headphones. I have nice headphones that sound good and are quite comfy. I have a set of Logitech speakers that I can use, but I seldom do.

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#27 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7810 posts) -

Speakers mostly, due to the fact that whilst the headphones I have are very good, they are big and my room is quite hot and I have long, thick hair, so it usually ends up with me being too hot and taking them off.

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#28 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2429 posts) -

Headphones for now since my laptop speakers are pretty terrible. I'm looking to get the harman kardon soundsticks iii, so that will probably change eventually.

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#29 Posted by MethodMan008 (1028 posts) -

I got a 5.1 set up I like to use...

I'd like to use a headset on games like L4D2 and Battlefield 3 but I don't wanna give up my speakers. :

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#30 Edited by PhilipDuck (736 posts) -

Speakers for game and music, headphones for porn them the rules right?

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#31 Edited by gla55jAw (2780 posts) -

I've transferred over to headphones. Senneheiser HD 380 Pros.

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#32 Posted by TobbRobb (6577 posts) -

Headphones all the time. That way I won't bother the family, and I can listen to whatever I want really loud.

I also jump in and out of voice chat ever few minutes, so switching would just be a hassle.

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#33 Edited by Humanity (18637 posts) -

I worked strange hours and played games at 2am-11am hours so I used headphones. I've since moved and changed jobs but I still wear them out of habit.

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#34 Posted by Nux (2890 posts) -
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#35 Posted by ajamafalous (13815 posts) -

I have nice speakers, so speakers.

I use a headset for voice chat. It only has one earpiece, so I have it set up so that only the voice comes through the headset and the rest of whatever still comes through the speakers. I can't imagine not being able to deal with the volumes of each independently without any hassle.

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#36 Posted by altngr (53 posts) -

I use both depending on the situation. TV and music - more likely speakers. Games - more likely headphones.

Unless it's late at night, in which case I'll probably use headphones since I'm in an apartment building.

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#37 Edited by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Sound is meant to fill a room, to travel though air, and headphones are the antithesis of that. So yeah speakers all night, all day.

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#38 Edited by GS_Dan (1438 posts) -

For games where audio is important: headphones. Otherwise, speakers.

Also, headphones for porn. This is crucial.

Porn has sound?!

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#39 Edited by butano (1999 posts) -

Both. The sound on my headphones is busted, but the mic still works, so I just have all the sound come out of my computer speakers. I really need to get a new headset....

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#40 Posted by ShockD (2487 posts) -

Headphones because of roommate. But if I could choose, I'd pick up speakers.

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#41 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1105 posts) -

Headphones dawg

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#42 Posted by ThomasG666 (155 posts) -

5.1 Speakers,but sometimes I wish I had some good headphones because of roomate.

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#43 Posted by CheapPoison (1126 posts) -

Speakers, except for talking.

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#44 Posted by jay_ray (1569 posts) -

PC, mostly headphones

Consoles, always speakers

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#45 Posted by AziMuttyo (94 posts) -

I have people around me so headphones because I listen to a lot of music, and since I can't be bothered to switch to speakers I use them for gaming too (they're some nice fucking headphones).

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#47 Edited by DarthOrange (4213 posts) -

@icemo said:

Speakers during the day and headphones during the night so I don't disturb my neighbors sleep.


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#48 Posted by Basm321 (421 posts) -

Depends on how important sound is in the game. I always wear headphones when playing splinter cell.

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#50 Edited by artelinarose (1999 posts) -

I've used headsets up until yesterday. I am a bitch about audio quality, I enjoy hearing everything I possibly can as clearly as I can, and I like turning my volume up enough that I block out all outside sound when I'm playing video games. Earlier in the week I ordered an Audio-Technica ATH M50S at the recommendation of a few users I saw in a thread a few weeks back to replace the Logitech G35 I had. These are... I'm not sure I'll ever go back to headsets. I'm completely spoiled on dedicated headphones now.