Why Are Headphones Becoming More Popular?

The answer to the one is simple. Headphone sales are rising because more individuals are buying portable devices. The more devices you buy, the greater headsets you’ll need.

Headsets are useless with no device to make use of them with, so it stands to reason that headphones are being bought along side other purchases.

The phenomenal success of the Tablet PC and also the MP3 player has a lot to do with this. Socially, the iPod’s impact has been profound. When I was little, anybody over the age of about 16 who was wearing headphones and never jogging looked silly, they looked like some sort of impotent man-child caught inside a desperate try to re-capture lost youth. These odd adults were regarded as curiosities, due in part to their ridiculous walk, which appeared to parody those of a constipated penguin.

Of course today, pretty much everybody owns an iPod. Even Barack Obama, at the time a Presidential Candidate, revealed the contents of his iPod in the memorable ‘Rolling Stone’ interview. So, with everyone using iPods, headphone sales are on the rise.

Then obviously came the rise in online gaming and with it the increase of gaming headphones. It was now possible for gamers to communicate internationally via the utilization of headsets and headphones, they could organize their attack patterns on war games, trash talk one another on sports sims or collaborate with each other on RPG games, the whole world opened up to gamers and, in order to access it, they needed to buy a new set of headphones.

These days, I’m not sure there’s anything money can buy that doesn’t possess a headphone jack in it somewhere. When I can’t sleep at night, I listen to music on my headsets in order to not wake my girlfriend, I even wear headsets outside, but you know what? So does everybody else.

Next time you’re out and about, look around you and see just how many people are listening to something, its not just kids, its not just trendy adults, its everyone.

Headphones tend to wear out over time, which means that everybody who’s buying them will need to shell out for a couple more as the years roll on. Now that everyone is wearing haedphones, even the uncool are cool, which is weird when you think about it.