View Full Version : Speakers or headphones?

08-06-10, 09:03 AM
What you do use primarily while gaming or listening to music? (while on the PC)

08-06-10, 09:46 AM
Headphones, which is a shame since I dumped $200+ on my Z-5500s a few years ago! :o

08-06-10, 09:47 AM
Both, but since I got my HD 650s with an amp I have been using them mostly.

08-06-10, 09:57 AM
Both as well. I'm lazy to change the settings to do playback to the headphones, so I just use speakers most of the time.

08-06-10, 09:59 AM
I use mainly speakers. I use 'phones is when I'm having a snooze while listening to music, which is quite often. But I like to feel the sound when I'm properly listening to music. I never game with 'phones on.

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08-06-10, 03:06 PM
Game with headphones, music with headphones too, but music through speakers when peeps come over or I wanna rock out with my c*ck out.

08-06-10, 03:40 PM
Mostly Headphones, I have a Medusa 5.1 surround sound headset so all games, Music & Movies sound great.

We have a Music system in the home so if we need to play music aloud we just use that, Not only that but if i want to listern to music from my pc through my Hi-Fi i just qucikly unplug my headphones, Plug the lead into my sound car, put the Hi-Fi on AUX and and can listern to all the music from my system through my Hi-Fi(hardly do this though).

08-07-10, 03:14 PM
speakers and headphones. I have creative's gigaworks 750 7.1 speakers for most things. For when I am on skype or doing online gaming, I switch to my razer carcharias headphones with mic. love my xfi forte, has it own built in headphone jack (also works for 2.1 speakers) with amp along with pre-amp on the mic. And the fact that you can switch from speakers to headphones in less than 30 secs.

08-07-10, 03:22 PM
What you do use primarily while gaming or listening to music? (while on the PC)

Headphones ftw

08-07-10, 05:28 PM
Headphones if I get a chance. Most of the time my wife is yelling for/at me so I have to use my speakers. I love my HD555 headphones!

08-07-10, 08:00 PM
Speakers mostly. Headphones for when Beagle is next to me playing Sims or Puzzle Quest.

08-07-10, 11:15 PM
I love my headphones, esp when I lived in an apartment and it was like the only way to play things loud. But they can get uncomfortable (esp long game sessions) so I usualy game using speakers. also surround sound comes off better with 5.1 speakers.

08-08-10, 06:27 AM
mostly game with friends, or just hang out on a mumble server, and use a PC350 headset for that.
Gaming alone I usually use speakers, and music/ movies also using speakers.

08-09-10, 11:17 PM
speakers mostly

08-10-10, 06:09 AM
I use both depending on the situation. In fact, I don't prefer one or the other. I have a pretty nice set of speakers and a great headset.

If you want to switch between them quickly, get a splitter. It makes your life very easy.