Headphones: Over or In Ears?

buzz buzz
Do you like headphones that go into your ears?


Do you like headphones that go over your ears?


Or do you like a different type of headphone? Which kind?
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Envy Envy
I like the kind that go over my ears and loop around behind my head, that way they don't slip off. I can't use earbuds, they always fall out.
02/04/2011
Illusional Illusional
Over my ears.
02/04/2011
That Guy That Guy
I use earbuds, but that's because I usually only wear headphones when I'm working out. Most over the ear headphones fall off when I move around a lot.
02/04/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Over is better for your hearing than in. When you wear earbuds, you have to turn the volume up higher to cancel out ambient noise, whereas with regular headphones the volume can remain much lower. In general, the range and tonality of the music with headphones is far superior to earbuds as well.
02/04/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm not a fan of either. But if any, then it has to be in the ears as I don't like the smothering feeling of over.
02/04/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
In the ears. I like the freedom of movement with them.
02/04/2011
Yoda Yoda
There are different styles for different situations. In-ear for active use, over for relaxing and/or mixing.
02/04/2011
Liz2 Liz2
For me, definitely in the ears and they look so much better then over the ears.
02/04/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Over. Easier to size. A bitch to sleep in, though. (Would like to get ThinkGeek's 'sleep phones'.)
02/04/2011
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
In the ears!
02/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Over my ears. Since my ears are really tiny, most of the "in ear" styles fall right out real easy.
02/04/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I prefer over the ears. The in ear buds hurt my ears after wearing them for a bit. I have that problem with the bluetooth as well. Even though I prefer over the ear headphones I wouldn't wear them for exercising outdoors.
02/04/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
This audiophile prefers over the ears.
02/04/2011
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
Over the ears. That is a MUST for me.

I got a brand a couple years ago and knew that music would help dull the pain. Unfortunately I only had in the ear buds. Every time I flinched the ear buds popped out and I had to deal with the brand while readjusting the ear buds.

FRUSTRATING!!!
02/04/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Ear buds since they're easier to run and travel with. They're kind of annoying though.
02/04/2011
SomewhatSomewhere SomewhatSomewhere
Over the ears. I feel they're a bit safer. Athough I do have buds, they agitate my right ear after a few minutes and it is VERY painful.
02/04/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I don't use headphones a lot, but when I do they *must* be over the ears. I don't like the feeling of something in my ear like that. >.<
02/04/2011
ahammer ahammer
must be over for me.
02/04/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
I've got to have ear buds. The ones that go over my ears drive me insane and the pressure often gives me a headache.
02/04/2011
tim1724 tim1724
Over. Ear buds make my ears hurt.
02/04/2011
Gallowraven Gallowraven
neither, I have a pair from Nike that I love. They are like ear buds, but the piece that goes over the ear keeps them from falling out, and the sound quality is a lot better than what I expected out of ear buds. When I found these I was happy, since standard headphones are bulky and generally a pain in the butt when you are on the go, and ear buds always fall out of my ears, or make them hurt.
02/04/2011
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
earbuds for me!
02/04/2011
gone77 gone77
Over! I CANNOT stand earbuds! Ugh!
02/04/2011
buzz buzz
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Originally posted by Gallowraven
neither, I have a pair from Nike that I love. They are like ear buds, but the piece that goes over the ear keeps them from falling out, and the sound quality is a lot better than what I expected out of ear buds. When I found these I was happy, since ... More
Those look really cool. I had a pair similar to those when I was younger but they were more bulky. Kinda like these
02/05/2011
Illusional Illusional
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Over. Easier to size. A bitch to sleep in, though. (Would like to get ThinkGeek's 'sleep phones'.)
Ooooh!
02/05/2011
xoflxokcxo xoflxokcxo
I used to only be able to use the over the ear kind because earbuds hurt my ears, and never really fit that well. But my sister told me about the Marshmallow earbuds and they are AMAZING! They are like earplugs, so they fit perfectly in my ears without the pain, plus they block out noise, so I don't have to turn the volume up in order to hear my music. I have slept with them many times. They are the only earbuds I can use, and the only headphones I use now.
02/05/2011
married with children married with children
I hate putting things in my ears. Over the ear headphones work the best for me. But they tend to be too big to use at work (or where ever I am using my MP3 player at).
02/06/2011
ahammer ahammer
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Originally posted by married with children
I hate putting things in my ears. Over the ear headphones work the best for me. But they tend to be too big to use at work (or where ever I am using my MP3 player at).
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try this they don't block out sounds that well as normal over ear but they are not bulky like most too. what I use for my phone for podcast/music
02/06/2011
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Quote:
Originally posted by buzz
Do you like headphones that go into your ears?


Do you like headphones that go over your ears?


Or do you like a different type of headphone? Which kind? ... More
Over yours ears. They keep them warm and block out the annoying shit around you! : D
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