The beautiful thing about music is that it can be either a social or an intimately personal experience, depending on how you choose to enjoy it. Music brings people together and can easily transcend any language barrier, but it can also bring us closer to ourselves and provide us with a soundtrack to our daily lives. One of the most powerful ways to facilitate an intimate listening experience is through the use of personal headphones – a technology that has come a long way since its inception nearly 100 years ago.
In-ear buds and wireless headphones eventually made their debut in the 1990s, which ushered in today’s selection of portable listening gear aiming to fit a wider spread of audio needs such as making phone calls, exercising, or tuning out for a long flight.
The infographic below details more of the evolution of headphones as we know them today.
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