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 more comfortable

Earbuds kind of hurt while headphones are actually pretty comfortable. - 3DG20

2 Earbuds fall out of your ears

And headphones fall off your head

Headphones are much better for activities such as running, working out or even walking because they will always stay on. - 3DG20

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. - Entranced98

3 Headphones are easier to get on

Again, if they aren't hard plastic, there's not a big difference in how easy they are to put on. - Entranced98

Headphones are a simple slip-on while you have to fight with earbuds to stay in your ears. - 3DG20

4 Headphones aren’t as easy to lose

So true, though I've only ever had one pair of earbuds never turn up again. Again, it's still annoying when they take an unplanned holiday until you check under every piece of furniture in your house. - Entranced98

They’re bigger, so you’re less likely to lose them than you would earbuds. - 3DG20

5 Headphones usually last longer

I have a pair of noise-cancelling headphones which are older than I am. They still work like a charm. - PositronWildhawk

Mainly if the cord is thicker and stronger. But yeah, most earbuds are seriously not built to last. - Entranced98

Agreed. My earbuds don't ever last and I hate how I always have to spend more money to buy new ones.

The longest I’ve had a pair of earbuds last was about 2 months while I’ve had headphones last twice as long. - 3DG20

6 Headphones don’t break as easily

It seems like headphones can take a lot more damage than earbuds. - 3DG20

7 Headphones have better sound quality

At least for high-end ones, this is definitely true. - Entranced98

When you have headphones on, it feels like you’re in a room with the musicican(s), but with earbuds you don’t think that much of it because the sound isn’t as good. - 3DG20

8 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 while although it could still happen with headphones, it’s less likely to. - 3DG20

9 It’s easier to sleep with headphones on

If you’re like me and you like sleeping with music on, (Is that weird? ) then earbuds aren’t really the best for that as they will most likely eventually slip out. - 3DG20

No, it's not weird, but I use a speaker when listening to music in bed. That way you don't have to change your sleeping position. - PositronWildhawk

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’d have to drop everything and keep putting them back in. Headphones don’t fall out so you wouldn’t have to worry about that. - 3DG20

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1. Headphones are more comfortable
2. Earbuds fall out of your ears
3. Headphones have better sound quality
1. Headphones are easier to get on
2. Headphones are more comfortable
3. Earbuds fall out of your ears


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