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    Those I know who use headphones like these do so to make a clear point they're listening to music and do not want to be talked to. I understand their pain - I stick with in-ear and my hair covers my ears... always awkward when I realise someone has been having a conversation with me for the past few minutes and I didn't hear anything they said.
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    I use them for my online radio stuff, and listening to music, I find they give out better sound, and I dont get on with inears. But thats me
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    Double up as earmuffs in the cold?

    They provide a different sound to in-ears, so it's nice to be able to switch between them.

    I personally have these, cuz I iz like cool n ****.
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/sennhei...77130-pdt.html
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    Lots of reasons. Some people find the in ear ones irritate their ears. Some people think the over ear/on ear ones have better sound quality. With the over ear ones you can get all kinds of cool designs, it's like a fashion item as well as functional. It avoids having to fiddle around untangling and putting in in ear headphones, you just put them on and that's that.

    Personally I use in ears (easier to carry round, just wrap round my mp3) but I would quite like a nice pair of normal headphones as well if I had the money.
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    cos they are cheap
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    Headphones generally tend to have a better Frequency Response (i.e. you get deeper bass and higher pitch) than equivalently or higher prices earphones. They're also a hell of a lot more comfortable.
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    (Original post by W.H.T)
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...7C14419648.htm

    I see them everywhere I go

    whats so good about them?

    EDIT - Also do people think that these sort of headphones are less likely to damage your hearing than those small 'in-ear' headphones?
    1) cheap
    2) they want to look like they care about music, and audio quality without forking the price for a decent pair of headphones.
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    Fashion statement, didn't see anybody wearing them a couple years ago
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    I prefer them because they don't fall out the way I find normal earphones do and I don't like in ear earphones because...well, I don't like how they go right in the ear :P Plus, they tend to give better sound. And I like the 'retro' vibe they give out :cool:

    That said, I don't have a pair of my own, instead I have...ermm well they're really old but they are the same fashion as these: http://www.ioffer.com/i/philips-sbc-...14?source=eisi
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    (Original post by Mm_Minty)
    Double up as earmuffs in the cold?

    They provide a different sound to in-ears, so it's nice to be able to switch between them.

    I personally have these, cuz I iz like cool n ****.
    http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/sennhei...77130-pdt.html
    what do you mean by 'different'?

    do you think they give out better quality sound than those in-ear ones?
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    (Original post by I'm_Unsafe.)
    I prefer them because they don't fall out the way I find normal earphones do and I don't like in ear earphones because...well, I don't like how they go right in the ear :P Plus, they tend to give better sound. And I like the 'retro' vibe they give out :cool:

    That said, I don't have a pair of my own, instead I have...ermm well they're really old but they are the same fashion as these: http://www.ioffer.com/i/philips-sbc-...14?source=eisi
    but do you need to have super sensitive hearing sense to notice this improvement?

    - I'm quite tempted to buy the one that I've mentioned in the first post, but its got a 2 metre cord :eek:.
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    I'd just use in-ears, much more portable and isolating. I reckon they are a fashion accessory too, dumb. For home listening I'm currently on Sennheiser HD595s.
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    (Original post by W.H.T)
    - I'm quite tempted to buy the one that I've mentioned in the first post, but its got a 2 metre cord :eek:.
    It's mega irritating, i doubled it back on itself and used a cable tie, and I wear it with the cable in my jacket. They're a reasonable pair for the money, I have a pair of better Sennheiser ones I use for DJing and around the house but for taking out with you they do the job, as has been mentioned the bigger drivers in over-ear headphones means even a cheapish pair will sound better/have more bass response than a pair of in ear ones costing much more.
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    (Original post by W.H.T)
    what do you mean by 'different'?

    do you think they give out better quality sound than those in-ear ones?
    Probably. They have more potential for bass if you have an equaliser setting.
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    Meh i'd rather my Beats Studio's! :cool: Anyway over ear headphones are ten times better then those crappy in ear, people are realising that sound matters! Lol.
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    Lol funny how the cynical ones are the ones with the crappy in-ear headphones! Ahh envy is intriguing.
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    (Original post by W.H.T)
    but do you need to have super sensitive hearing sense to notice this improvement?

    - I'm quite tempted to buy the one that I've mentioned in the first post, but its got a 2 metre cord :eek:.
    Ermm no, I wouldn't say so. My hearing's pretty piss poor (self inflicted) but I think the fact it cancels out background noise makes it clearer plus you get better bass I feel, ermm...

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    Headphones generally tend to have a better Frequency Response (i.e. you get deeper bass and higher pitch) than equivalently or higher prices earphones. They're also a hell of a lot more comfortable.
    ^ what he said.

    If it's 2 metres long, you want to buy them and keep them to use with your stereo/computer rather than wear them outside. I mean please don't take this as stereotypical of my musical tastes but when I listened to 'Alejandro' with headphones instead of through my laptop speakers the bass was 100x better and sounded amazing
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    I haven't seen many people with those at all. Mostly people wear skullcandy for the looks, but their sound quality is total shi-te.
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    In-ears get full of wax :ninja:
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    (Original post by Billydodger)
    Huh? I honestly don't say 'blub'...not good.
    Yeh blub, y'get me! Real gangsta ting dat innit blub!

    I honestly laughed a lot after I read that :p:
    Sounds like something my Dad would say.

    It's 'bluD' for future reference. Y'get me fam?


    Safe.
 
 
 
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