Thereâs a simple answer to this one. Headphones are increasing in popularity at a similar rate as portable devices are. The more devices get sold, the greater headsets get sold, it really is that simple.
Headphones are useless without gadgets, ergo, if headphones are selling well, it stands to reason that devices are too and vice versa.
The exceptional success of the Tablet PC and also the MP3 player has a lot to do with this. Socially, the iPodâs impact may be profound. When I used to be little, anybody over the ages of about 16 who was wearing headphones and not jogging looked stupid, they looked like some type of impotent man-child caught in a desperate try to re-capture lost youth. These odd adults were regarded as curiosities, due partially to their ludicrous walk, which seemed to parody those of a constipated penguin.
Today of course, it's perfectly normal for any person of any age to own an iPod. Even US President Barack Obama was asked about his iPod whilst on the campaign trail. So, with everyone using iPods, headphone sales are on the rise.
Of course, along with the rise in portable devices came the rise in Internet gaming, another product that requires headphones. Of course, to properly play online, you'll need a good pair of headphones.
These days, it seems as if everything uses (or can use) headphones. If I canât sleep at nighttime, I listen to music on my headphones so as not to wake my girlfriend up and I listen to music whenever I go out anywhere, just like everybody else.
Next time youâre out somewhere, look around you and try just how many of us are wearing headsets.
Headsets inevitably need replacing, which leads inexorably to even more sales. Now that everybody is wearing haedphones, even the uncool are cool, which is weird when you think about it.