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Posted by: Jason Tate (05/18/12)
Do you prefer listening to music with headphones or speakers? I've found that I have a much more personal connection with the music when I'm using headphones, but sometimes the expansive sound of the entire room being filled is worth it.
  
 
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04:12 PM on 05/18/12
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Headphones- bad for the ears and good for the soul. I need to get some decent ones though.
04:15 PM on 05/18/12
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At home: speakers at high volume
At work: speakers at low volume
Walking to work and back home: headphones
Driving: shitty car stereo
04:16 PM on 05/18/12
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Headphones. I'll use speakers if I'm up and about in my apartment and am listening to stuff I don't have on my phone, but in general headphones retain sound better (don't find myself drowning out the music when I turn on the faucet to wash dishes).
04:16 PM on 05/18/12
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Depends on whether someone is asleep or not. Bose computer speakers and Grado SR60 headphones .
04:17 PM on 05/18/12
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Love the more intimate experience of listening on (nice) headphones, but since I'm deaf in one ear, sometimes certain parts get lost, so I usually go for speakers. I have some nice ones hooked up to my turntable that I really enjoy.
04:17 PM on 05/18/12
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At home: speakers at high volume
At work: speakers at low volume
Walking to work and back home: headphones
This, which is probably the most conventional answer... haha
04:18 PM on 05/18/12
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I have to share space with others, so I almost always listen via headphones. I wish I could listen via speakers more often. But I do appreciate how much more I can hear with headphones. I have some minor hearing loss in my left ear and so I miss stuff when I listen on speakers.
04:18 PM on 05/18/12
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I think it is two totally different ways of listening to music.

Im trying to think of pros and cons over each but I really think certain types of music should be listened to on headphones, others on speakers!
04:18 PM on 05/18/12
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My favourite place to listen to music is in the car (well, it was until I crashed it yesterday). In the car there are no distractions other than watching the road. No one can interrupt your listening, you can't use your phone, it's just you and the music.
04:18 PM on 05/18/12
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Depends on the style of music. If it's loud than I go with speakers but if it's detailed and quiet I go with headphones.

But this always makes for a good listening experience:
04:22 PM on 05/18/12
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I like speakers (I love my iPod dock). I love it when the sound kind of fills the room. But I like headphones because they're pretty personal and they don't annoy other people. But I'd say speakers in general, but different for different circumstances.
04:24 PM on 05/18/12
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While I generally resort to speakers with which to listen to music (computer speakers, car stereo), I prefer the intimacy of headphones. I like it when you can clearly hear the music panning (one guitar in left earbud, the other in the right earbud) and subtle placements of parts and harmonies. I find that with speakers, the music sounds more jumbled and less distinguishable.
04:24 PM on 05/18/12
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I haven't listened to music on headphones in months. Speakers or bust.
04:24 PM on 05/18/12
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if i am sitting down, headphones
if i am moving, speakers

music can have such a different effect when played through headphones vs. car speakers

my headphones: Audio Technica ATH-M50
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