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There is a very simply reason why for me: situational awareness. My headphones don't prohibit me from listening to my surroundings. If I am at home playing on the PS4, I want to still be able to hear if a window is broken or not.
Cheap Chinese Bluetooth earphones. Not paying R2000+ for bone conducting earphones or regular headphones. Couldn't care less about social awareness or "hearing" traffic.
I see it more like buying Levi's sneakers for half the price of Vinz and Converse sneakers.you can buy cheap knock off shoes that look like the real deal but cost half the price.
or you can buy the real deal for a lot of money.
if your shoes are about looking good, go for the cheap ones.
if your shoes are meant to last and provide support while walking great distances, spend the extra money.
headphones are the same.
You'll get mugged regardless and secure your home if it's so easy to get in.
That's why I look both ways even when I cross a one way street.I almost got hit by a car I didn't hear when walking in the street with in-ear headphones in and music on - my bad, I know but that will never happen with the bone conduction headphones, I can hear the traffic around me... It's personal though isn't it?