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Hey,

I'm wondering if a headset will always be better than headphones? I'm guessing so, yes?
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Why? They're almost the same thing.
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Originally Posted by OMG It's Bob View Post
Why? They're almost the same thing.
Headsets are much larger? I'm thinking that the larger size of the headset will allow for better quality speakers, etc. vs small headphones?
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... What for?
Most people on here will likely say that a good set of cans and the zalman clip mic is hard to beat, both in sound and quality. Myself included.
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I see what you're saying.

I've used stereo headphones for years so that's all I think of when people say that.

My bad.
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... What for?
Most people on here will likely say that a good set of cans and the zalman clip mic is hard to beat, both in sound and quality. Myself included.
+1 on that one as well.
    
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Thanks for your replies everyone,
Quote:
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... What for?
Most people on here will likely say that a good set of cans and the zalman clip mic is hard to beat, both in sound and quality. Myself included.
I see, I don't know much about either.
Quote:
Originally Posted by OMG It's Bob View Post
I see what you're saying.

I've used stereo headphones for years so that's all I think of when people say that.

My bad.
Ah I see.
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Originally Posted by Grief View Post
I feel like this is a troll...I'll post this for a little bit of education regardless
It's not a troll.

>>>

All right, I'm not talking about a headset. Nothing with a mic. I'm talking about listening to music and for gaming (but not talking), etc.

I'm not really sure about the right terminology but I'm talking about over-the-ear and in-ear headphones. Say if each were $150, would the over-the-ear headphones be necessarily better than the in-ear? Or not so?
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Thanks for your replies everyone,

I see, I don't know much about either.

Ah I see.

It's not a troll.

>>>

All right, I'm not talking about a headset. Nothing with a mic. I'm talking about listening to music and for gaming (but not talking), etc.

I'm not really sure about the right terminology but I'm talking about over-the-ear and in-ear headphones. Say if each were $150, would the over-the-ear headphones be necessarily better than the in-ear? Or not so?
A large set of "cans" are nearly always better than in-ear headphones.
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Headphones/Cans would be proper terminology for this.
Headset implies headphones(low quality) and a boom mic(also low quality).

Also, @Grief
There is no way that post was in any way intended to educate.
It was intended to belittle and harass.
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

All right, I'm not talking about a headset. Nothing with a mic. I'm talking about listening to music and for gaming (but not talking), etc.

I'm not really sure about the right terminology but I'm talking about over-the-ear and in-ear headphones. Say if each were $150, would the over-the-ear headphones be necessarily better than the in-ear? Or not so?
Okay, there are over the ear, on the ear, and in the ear.

They all offer certain advantages over others.

I have two headphones and a very nice set of IEMs. Honestly, i can say i prefer my IEMs in some cases. The fact that the drivers are in the ear makes it so barely any detail is lost. However, you lose a huge amount of the physicality and impact from a bigger headphone. Its all down to personal preference really.

There are always exceptions to the rules, but generally you get more quality from a set of headphones than a set of IEMs. I think my IEMs are an exception to that rule, as well as a few others, but you have to decide which benefits you want. Portability and clarity vs physicality and listening involvement
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