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Can you play Genshin Impact without headphones?

If you’ve played Genshin, you know how Lisa sounds when climbing.
lumine from genshin impact wearing headphones
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Genshin Impact is one of our favorite mobile games out there right now. It features a huge cast of characters and has Asian-inspired visuals and audio. But can you play Genshin Impact without headphones?

Look, we get it. For a bunch of people, sound effects and character voices in anime and other Asian content can be met with… curious eyes, to say the least.

For the most part, that comes down to people not being exposed to Asian media. But, admittedly, sometimes the sounds come out a bit… intriguing.

Whether it is the character’s grunts and sighs or simply what they are saying, people who aren’t familiar with the genre might mistake them for more adult entertainment.

Can you play Genshin Impact without headphones?

genshin impact characters including lumine, ventire, shogun, and more
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This brings us back to Genshin Impact. First of all, you can absolutely play Genshin Impact without headphones, technically.

But, if you are on a crowded bus or sitting at dinner with the family, you should either mute the game or wear headphones (depending on the situation).

This is for multiple reasons. First of all, it’s just rude to blast your game or video loudly in front of others. But, that’s not the only reason.

Some Genshin Impact characters (looking at you, Lisa) have very distinct sound effects that might be mistaken for something else if you are playing the game loudly.

Just take a quick listen to the video above. As you can hear, playing with Lisa and climbing could definitely garner some odd looks if you play the game loudly.

Genshin Impact sounds great with (or without) headphones

At the end of the day, you do you. Ultimately, what other people think of you shouldn’t matter.

But, again, if you are on a crowded bus or somewhere with a lot of people, it’s just kind of rude to not use headphones.

On the flip side, wearing headphones while playing Genshin Impact helps you hear all of the impressive sounds and voice acting in the hit mobile game.

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