Did somebody say headphones, earphones, and audio tech?
Well pardon my incoming ramble/rant about earphones, headphones, and all that stuff
As to which I prefer using, it really depends. Generally I prefer headphones since they tend to hurt less over time than earphones. However, if my hair’s wet, then I vastly prefer earphones over headphones. I fear that I’ll damage my headphones if I wear them while my hair’s wet—right after I shower, for example—and even if it’s not the case, it just doesn’t feel right. Earphones only go in the ears and nowhere else really, so it’s fine.
I’ve tried different pairs of earphones. I actually like the EarPods that came free with the iPhones—well, before Apple decided to take them out of the box. Too bad I lost mine at school. I just couldn’t find them
I’ve also tried different cheap wired earphones. I used to use these cheap earphones that came with my dad’s Blackberry Q10, I think. I’m not entirely sure if it came with the phone. Sound-wise they weren’t bad, and the cable was nice because you could untangle them by mere shaking. And then I used them to the point that they stopped working
I also was gifted a pair of “fashion” earphones for Christmas a few years ago. They had a thick braided cable that looked like a friendship bracelet, and you could wrap it around your wrist and wear it like a bracelet. It came with a microphone too. I used it for a year before the components “wore out” and it broke.
I then bought a pair of Pioneer earphones to replace the “bracelet earphones” I was gifted. They got deep bass, but there wasn’t as much bass as I expected. The quality was still passable given the price—about 7.00 USD—and it came with a clear microphone. It also came with different-sized ear tips. Well, the tragedy is that when I flew back home over winter break, I left the earphones at home and forgot to put them in my headphone case. So I flew back to the US and left my earphones 18 hours away by plane
And speaking of headphones, I currently use the Sony WH-1000XM4. They’re great! I use the bass equalizer though because I think it could use a little bit more, but the sound quality is far better. And the noise cancelling is
*chef's kiss*. I also love how it folds up to take up less space. It also comes with free and useful accessories like a hard carrying case, an headphone jack cable, and flight adaptor! I also bought a headphone-to-lightning jack which put the icing on top. Unfortunately, I left the case and all the accessories inside in a building on campus, so I only have the headphones
When it comes to pure sound quality though, the best headphones my family owns that I’ve tried has to be the Bowers and Wilkins PX. I used to borrow it from my mom so I could use them at school. The headphones are heavy, clamp harder on your head more tightly than normal, and don’t come with a headphone cable or flight adapter, but the sound is just
*swoons*. Well, uh, I brought it to the Philippines and accidentally left it at my aunt’s house there, and it’s been there for two years the noise cancelling wasn’t the best but it was already really good, and that sound. That’s been my standard so far.