Earphones or Headphones
This is a question which has boggled many a great minds, when choosing a personal audio output device, what should one select? earphones? or headphones? Well, this is a debate as old as the coming in of portable music itself, but here are a few pointers that may help you decide what you should go for when it comes to your own music experience.
Price: the price depends upon the brand of the earphones or headphones in question. when it comes to the basics, while earphones might be cheaper, it is always advisable to buy the pricier but safer branded, good quality earphones, as they block out audio disturbance from outside. Headphones are safer and have not been implicated with hearing loss provided they are used in moderation.
Portability and comfort: When it comes to portability, earphones have headphones beat fair and square. headphones are more bulkier and heavier than earphones, which are easy to carry around and pack. However, many people do not find the invasive nature of in ear earphones very comfortable. In fact, the very feel of good old fashioned headphones wrapped around one's head brings home a good feeling, and many people also feel that certain genres of music is more well suited to headphone-listening than earphones, examples are country music and classicals.
Durability: When packing for trips, earphones are not only easier to stash, but they are also practically unbreakable. Their small size can, unfortunately, lend them to small accidental breakage. If cared for, headphones are more durable than their flimsy counterparts.
In the end, it all boils down to personal preference. If you are comfortable with the invasive nature of the in-ear earphones, you can enjoy the amazing sound clarity they have to offer. If, on the other hand, the comfort and feel of headphones appleals to you, go for the same. Happy listening!