Reasons Headphones are Better Than Earbuds

To be honest, I’ve always failed to understand why people like earbuds so much. I personally think headphones are so much better and here are the reasons why.
The Top Ten
1 Headphones are easier to get on

Headphones are a simple slip-on, while you have to fight with earbuds to stay in your ears.

2 Headphones are more comfortable

I agree with you. I am tired of my headphone wires worsening in sound quality, even after only a month since I got new headphones. All I have now are two earbuds. I wish I had wireless headphones. Earbuds can fall out of your ears and collect disgusting earwax.

I agree. Earbuds do hurt a little bit, and headphones are soft and cushiony.

Earbuds kind of hurt, while headphones are actually pretty comfortable.

3 Earbuds fall out of your ears

This is why I avoid hard plastic ones like the plague. Ones with soft rubber covers over the earbuds and those 'sport' ones that fit over your ears are fine for me, though.

Headphones are much better for activities such as running, working out, or even walking because they will always stay on.

The ones with rubber covers aren't too bad, but the plastic ones are the worst.

4 Headphones usually last longer

The longest I've had a pair of earbuds last was about two months, while I've had headphones last twice as long.

I have a pair of noise-canceling headphones that are older than I am. They still work like a charm.

Mainly if the cord is thicker and stronger. But yes, most earbuds are seriously not built to last.

5 Headphones aren’t as easy to lose

So true, though I've only ever had one pair of earbuds never turn up again. It's still annoying when they take an unplanned vacation until you check under every piece of furniture in your house.

They're bigger, so you're less likely to lose them than you would earbuds.

6 Headphones don’t break as easily

It seems like headphones can take a lot more damage than earbuds.

7 Headphones actually save your phone from falling while earbuds are most likely to fall with it

Your phone falling will probably rip your earbuds out, although it could still happen with headphones. It's less likely to, though.

Indeed, but that's if they are not wireless Bluetooth headphones.

8 It’s easier to sleep with headphones on

If you're like me and you enjoy sleeping with music on (is that weird?), then earbuds aren't really the best for that, as they will most likely eventually slip out.

9 Headphones have better sound quality

I 100% agree. With headphones, it's like the music is all around you. With earbuds, it just sounds like the music is blasting into your ears.

When you have headphones on, it feels like you're in a room with the musicians. With earbuds, you don't get that feeling because the sound quality isn't as good.

I agree. Headphones provide a better sound atmosphere.

10 Headphones are easier to use when gaming

For example, if your earbuds fall out and you're in the middle of a game, you can't pause. You have to drop everything to keep putting them back in. Headphones don't fall out, so you don't have to worry about that.

The Contenders
11 Headphones are better for your ears
12 Headphones don't collect earwax

Yeah, that's why I feel more comfortable sharing headphones compared to earbuds.

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