Just depends on the situation for me. When I'm just relaxing at home I'll use my headphones, but on-the-go I'll use my earphones. I just use a cheap pair of earphones since they seem to break a lot for me. It's not like I need super-high quality on-the-go, just need to be able to lisen to whatever I'm listening to without disturbing others. (Like when I'm playing Pokemon.)
I feel like an idiot wearing headphones (and they're painful for some reason), but earbuds fall out of my ears haha. x: So I'm stuck with headphones, though I don't ever wear them in public. Just if I want to listen to music when other people are around.
Headphones because I prefer their quality and short-term comfort level more, but mine broke so I've been making due with these earphones recently. The only problem that I have with headphones is after a while they feel like they've been crushing my ears, but that's a tiny price to pay.
I like earphones for the portability. I can be listening to stuff when I'm travelling, then put them in my pocket when I need to talk to someone without causing a massive fuss or fumbling around trying to appear civilised. When I'm at home, I try and just listen naturally, so I only really use earphones when I'm out: and they're definitely the more practical option.
Headphones. They are pretty chunky but they get the job done. Better sound quality from personal experience, outside noises getting blocked and best of all, no leaking music or embarrassing earwax buildup!
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I love listining to music, but I've always wore headphones rather than earphones, even though my Ipod came with a free set of earphones. I just feel that earphones stick too close to your eardrums and, like Laugh said, I wouldn't want to damage them.
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Headphones at home because they give louder volume/better quality. Earphones outside because they are more compact.
That's the purpose for both of them so why not use both? I'm not going to wear my fatass headphones outside because I'll look and feel like a tremendous douchebag. It's not like earphones are completely unlistenable.
If I'm going out somewhere I'll use a pair of earphones because they're smaller and easier to carry than headphones, unless it's my pair of Solo Beats. But if I'm at home then I'd rather use a big pair of headphones for better music quality and bass.
I prefer earphones over headphones any day. I just don't like anything covering my entire ear. I feel like I am blocked out from the rest of the world; it also makes my ears super warm, which I don't like, either. :3