For once, here’sa simple answer. Headphones are becoming more accepted at the same time as portable devices. The more devices get sold, the greater headphones get sold, it really is that simple.
Headphones are only useful when connected to an external device of some kind, the remainder of the time; they have no purpose whatsoever, so headphone-ready devices should be in the rise if headphone sales are increasing.
Not only are Tablet PCs selling like hot cakes now, but additionally increasingly more people are buying iPods and other MP3 players. The iPod’s effects on society has been enormous. It wasn’t too way back that only kids and grown-up nerds wore headphones. Usually, these oddball creatures would bob their heads while they walked and tap their thighs with their hands, as if keeping time with some invisible beat, I’m sure they thought they looked cool, but the overall effect looked more to me like an epileptic flamingo which was going to throw up.
Then, naturally, the age of MP3 players arrived and, suddenly it is cool to own an iPod, and, once that stage was done and dusted, it is normal to own 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.
In addition to that, as gaming technology became more immersive, so began the steady rise of gaming headphones. Of course, to properly play online, you may need a decent set of headphones.
These days, I’m not sure there’s anything money can buy that doesn’t employ a headphone jack in it somewhere. When I can’t sleep at night, I stick my headphones in and listen to music on my computer whilst my girlfriend sleeps, when I venture out to meet her from work, I take advantage of headphones with my iPod and also you know what? I’m not alone.
Next time you’re out and about, look around you and see just how many people are listening to something, its not only kids, its not only trendy adults, its everyone.
Because headphones don’t last forever, they occasionally need replacing, which increases sales even higher. Now that everyone is wearing haedphones, even the uncool are cool, which can be weird when you think about it.