Speaker/Headphone Question 8 replies

Please wait...

General Rommel

BF2 Files Staff

50 XP

25th October 2004

0 Uploads

2,822 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

Would you think that it would be better to get good headphones? Or good speakers? If you have crappy speakers (20$) and you have better headphones, do you think that improves the sound quality if I would get better speakers (60) Newegg.com - Logitech X-530 70 watts RMS 5.1 Black Speaker System - OEM. Or just better headphones? Newegg.com - SENNHEISER DJs HD212 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural PRO Stereo Headphone

I'm thinking the headphones.

The plug is bigger than what my speakers can handle? What the hell?




N88TR

Old school pimp

50 XP

10th February 2004

0 Uploads

9,921 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

Well I think a quality soundcard would be more noticeable for speakers, whereas not so much for headphones. Personally I'm a headphones guy.




RadioactiveLobster Forum Admin

Jeff is a mean boss

565,402 XP

28th July 2002

0 Uploads

53,121 Posts

1,330 Threads

#3 11 years ago

I bought a good pair of headphones and I LOVE them.

However, i got a friend who has an awesome set of speakers, and if you don't have anyone who will object to the house shaking from having the volume up too loud get the speakers.

If you do have people who may complain, the headphones give awesome quality but don't bother others. You don't get good bass though


If there is no image, Mikey broke something...



Cap'n Rommel

The Good

50 XP

7th August 2004

0 Uploads

8,766 Posts

0 Threads

#4 11 years ago

I where once a headphone guy... then I got a pair of good speakers (antec Leasing) and no more headphones for me

But my advise would be to stick to a really really good pair of 2.1 speakers, 100 bobs




Dave-Mastor

Thus, I refute thee.

50 XP

7th May 2004

0 Uploads

794 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago

I've got a really nice 7.1 audio system from Creative, which cost me about $100 US; I also had to get a 7.1 Sound card for it, which also cost about $100. The sound is awesome, as is the bass... The thing was actually making my hand cold, as it was blasting it with air, while I was playing a Matrix Game. I can rarely use it though, as the sound travels and disturbs my siblings. Bottom line, if you have no one to bother, go with the speakers, you won't regret it... if there are people who go "TURN THAT DOWN!!!" when ever you have the volume up, then just go for the headphones.




General Rommel

BF2 Files Staff

50 XP

25th October 2004

0 Uploads

2,822 Posts

0 Threads

#6 11 years ago

Alright I'm going for the headphones, thanks guys!




C38368

...burning angel wings to dust

50 XP

14th February 2004

0 Uploads

5,013 Posts

0 Threads

#7 11 years ago
n88tr;4020205Well I think a quality soundcard would be more noticeable for speakers, whereas not so much for headphones. Personally I'm a headphones guy.

WRONG! Headphones are much more sensitive than speakers of anywhere near a comparable price range.

Having said that, yes. Get headphones first. Get good headphones (I use a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880/Pros at my computer for movies and games. They blow the living hell out of my (now boxed) Logitech Z-5500s.

I won't return to speakers until I get around to buying a pair of Axiom Audio M3v2 bookshelves and an amp to power them. The fidelity just isn't there.




>Omen<

Modern Warfare

50 XP

1st January 2005

0 Uploads

7,395 Posts

0 Threads

#8 11 years ago

Those are good points C, but so beyond his price range that much of it is moot.;)




C38368

...burning angel wings to dust

50 XP

14th February 2004

0 Uploads

5,013 Posts

0 Threads

#9 11 years ago
>Omen<;4020715Those are good points C, but so beyond his price range that much of it is moot.;)

This would be why banks were created. Ok, so maybe not, but it's still a good use of them in this day and age.

Anyway, there's still a simple truth in all this: up to about $2000, headphones will always prove a better platform for high fidelity audio than comparably priced speakers. Much above that and you run out of headphones to buy ;)