April 23, 2014
Headphones are a unique market, because they have many uses that range from the workspace to the professional sphere. The average user buys headphones so that they can listen to music without disturbing others. This includes kids in the library as well as kids at home who don’t want to bug their mothers or fathers with their loud music. As far as headphones becoming useful, this is sometimes reserved only for the at home producer and DJs, who need them to carefully listen to their music. It is not that they cannot do that with a regular set of speakers, it is that a pair of good headphones cost much less than the same pair of monitors.
In a sense, they kill two birds with one stone. They do not need an enclosed space to produce music, nor do they need to have expensive speakers sitting in a room. There …
June 8, 2013
The design of a headphone is on that is expected, and swaying too far from the original idea will get your put into a corner fast. In the recent years headphone design has gotten more space-aged and less functional looking. Old radio headphones went with a Spartan design, with ear cups that were adjustable on one axis using wires and screws. Using that same design in a modern set of cans would not win you very much support. Headphones need to sport some type of minimal design that also allows it to rest comfortably on the ear. So basically, the way they look needs to match up to the way they feel on the ears.
Over the ear headphones have the reputation of looking sort of wonky when they aren’t placed on the head. Some of them look almost comical once they are padded over the ears. Outsiders can laugh, …