The answer to this one is simple. Headphones are increasing in popularity at an identical rate as lightweight devices are. The more devices you can find on sale, the greater headphones might be flying from the shelves with them.
Headphones are useless without gadgets, ergo, if headphones are selling well, it stands to reason that devices are too and vice versa.
Not only are Tablet PCs selling like hot cakes now, but additionally more and more people are buying iPods and other MP3 players. The iPod, especially, has had a massive social impact. If I cast my mind back to when I was little, only kids and sad looking adults wore headphones. These bizarre nerdlings always looked odd, they walked around in the peculiar manner, like a kangaroo that needed a sh*t.
Today obviously, it is perfectly normal for a person of any age to have an iPod. Lawyers commuting to work use them; busy housewives listen to their iPods whilst food shopping, even US President Barack Obama revealed the contents of his in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine. So, with everyone using iPods, headphone sales are on the rise.
Of course, along with all the rise in portable devices came the increase in Internet gaming, another product that requires headphones. Of course, to properly play online, you’ll need a good set of headphones.
These days, I’m unsure there’s anything money can purchase that doesn’t have a headphone jack in it somewhere. When I can’t sleep at the hours of darkness, I listen to music on my headsets so as to not wake my girlfriend, I even wear headphones outside, but you know what? So does everybody else.
Next time you go out, have a very good shop around and see just how many people are wearing haedphones, you’ll probably be amazed.
Headphones tend to wear out over time, which suggests that everyone who is buying them will need to shell out for a couple more as the years roll on. Now that everybody is wearing haedphones, even the uncool are cool, which is weird when you think about it.