Do you use headphones while gaming?

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by shannondvor, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. shannondvor

    shannondvor New Member

    Recently, I was playing Call Of Duty online with headphones. I listened to many people "talking smack" to each other which was extremely distracting from the actual game. I noticed that I died a lot more during that round than I typically do. I decided to switch lobbies for the next match and was placed with teammates who talked about their locations and kills during play which I believe helped me do better. It has left me wondering, is wearing headphones too much of a distraction during game play? Do you prefer to have headphones on and join in the banter or do you prefer no headphones?
  2. kennedyellens

    kennedyellens New Member

    Headphones are used depending on the game played. If the game being played is a shooter, headphones are almost essential to survive especially if this is done with teammates. In Fortnite for example, you will need to hear the footsteps of opponents, to hear if a gun has been picked up, or when the storm is moving nearby. If the game is story based, commonly there is no need to use a headset unless you would like to the sound as a personal experience.
  3. samklink

    samklink New Member

    shannondvor I have the exact same problem with wearing headphones while playing online games. Not even being distracted necessarily. The annoyance of listening to how cruel people are to each other makes it a lot harder for me to enjoy the game. It probably depends on the game too, but some of the "banter" goes way too far IMHO.

    Unfortunately, like kennedy mentioned, headphones are almost required for many competitive multiplayer games. They provide much clearer stereo sound which is very important to know where to look and go, and as you both mentioned they make team-work a lot easier

    These two things together have basically turned me off from playing competitive multiplayer.

    I still use headphones for single-player games though because, well, kids are loud and my headphones are well insulated :thumbsup:
  4. michaelpaluso

    michaelpaluso Member

    Depends....shooters and playing online yes...anything else there is no reason to, unless i am just trying to drown other people out!
  5. arennaid

    arennaid Member

    Depends. But mostly no, because its bad for our ears, it could harm our hearing, but of course its all about the control and discipline of volume.
  6. jay_l31

    jay_l31 New Member

    I prefer to use headphones everytime I play games, whether it's an online games or offline games and even mobile games. Headphones are really useful to maximize your gaming experience. There are sounds during that game that you need to hear, which you hardly heard without headphones, but can be pick-up if your using a headphone. And just by hearing those sound, you already have an idea what's going on in your surroundings. Like if someone's nearby or someone's shooting, etc. Having a headphone with mic could also help you communicate easily with your teammates, specially for online games. You don't have to type what you'd like to say to a teammate, rather just have to speak to them through your headphone set. But we also need to be mindful on the volume we are hearing because it might be to loud to cause us trouble for our hearing. Always check volume.
  7. nanzee16

    nanzee16 New Member

    It depends on the games I am playing. If I'm playing JRPG or Japanese Role playing Games such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, etc., I use headphones to clearly understand what the characters are saying. But for strategy games, I don't need to use headphones because these games doesn't have dialogues, just a music. I can even play strategy games without sound. I also use headphones when playing online games such as PUBG because this game needs communication with other players.
  8. Samart

    Samart New Member

    Yes, using headphones while gaming enhances the gaming experience, specially while playing shooting games and online battles, you can hear sounds on the head set that you could not catch on your TV, or monitor, and or even some surround sounds, also add the ability to communicate with team mates to strategize, well that basically completes the gaming experience.
  9. hanzero

    hanzero New Member

    Personally as a competitive gamer, especially a player who plays CS:GO (Counter Strike : Global Offensive) and FPS games, I definitely in no doubt think that headphones are vital in order to play games properly, in order to hear footsteps, teammate callouts, strategic callouts, etc. are very important to help you win and compete properly. If you hear people talking smack to each other there's always an option to mute them, I sometimes even report them. To conclude this statement, I conclude that headphones will help the game become easier to play, easier to communicate to people and, definitely enjoy the gaming experience.
  10. mdayrit

    mdayrit New Member

    I believe most gamers prefer to use headphones when playing. This is also the same for me. The use of headphones in playing increases the gaming experience of a person. It adds to the level of excitement and suspense that you can feel while playing the game. Headphones are in a way a vital gear of a gamer. It puts you into the game and lets you be more competitive to win. It makes it more enjoyable to play a game wherein you can hear clearly what is happening. The sound of guns and explosions of a war game puts you in the mood to fight and win. While the scary sound effects of a suspense game can make your heart beat fast and would make you play it again and again. These are just some of the reason why I like to use headphones while gaming.
  11. sukai

    sukai New Member

    I always prefer to use headphones while gaming, as they allow for a more immersive experience while gaming. You can hear even the slightest of sounds while using headphones, which is especially important if you're playing a shooter or some other type of game that requires you to have good awareness of your surroundings.
  12. RoelMartin27

    RoelMartin27 New Member

    As a gamer, I prefer to play with sound effects. It motivates me to strive hard and inspires me a lot to win the game. It satisfied my experience and feels like you are in the game playing with other opponents. The use headphones allows me to concentrate with the game without any disturbance from the surroundings.
  13. akp555

    akp555 New Member

    I always use headphones while gaming, for multiple reasons. First of all, I live with other people and I don't want to disturb them if they're trying to focus on things. Also, it helps me hear what's going on better - and helps me be able to tell what direction attacks are coming from, if I'm playing a game that involves that. Finally, it just makes the gaming experience more immersive, so even if those other two things weren't issues, I think I'd still use headphones most, if not all of the time.
  14. Zeus20

    Zeus20 New Member

    I think its a must when you are playing multiplayer games it is for you to communicate with your allies, so you will have a plans and to stick together with your team. Playing with headphones (mic) Is much easier than typing to message your team mates while playing. Real gamer will understand this. But not all of the multiplayer games allowed the players to communicate with each other, but don't worry, almost all of the modern multiplayer games that are released in the modern days already allowed us to communicate with our teammates.
  15. yaprudy3210

    yaprudy3210 New Member

    Yes I always wearing my earphones when playing firing games and survival games. I currently playing PUBG or players unknown battle grounds it was my favorite game so far the game was nice and really have the good graphics and many more I like the game because it run smooth and there is no hacker. There are many kinds of reason why I was using an earphones while playing because the first one is I can hear object when it was far so it would alerted me and the second is that I car hear the gunshots if you don't wear a headphones or your phone is muted it would be a big disadvantages for you because you can't hear and it would be harder for you to know where you enemies at. That is why I wear earphones when playing but there are other games that It wont need an earphones such as candy crush and many more. So that's what I can say about this topic.

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