Thereâs an easy answer to this one. Headphone sales are increasing because more individuals are buying portable devices. The more devices you purchase, the more headsets youâll need.
Headsets are useless with no device to use them with, so it stands to reason that headphones are being bought in conjunction with other acquisitions.
Not only are Tablet PCs selling like hot cakes today, but also more and more people are buying iPods and other MP3 players. The iPod, especially, has had a huge 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, sort of a kangaroo that needed a sh*t.
Of course today, pretty much everybody owns an iPod. Even US President Barack Obama was asked about his iPod whilst over on the campaign trail. So it should come as no surprise that headphone sales are skyrocketing.
Then obviously came the rise in online gaming and with it the rise of gaming headphones. It was now possible for gamers to communicate internationally via the use of headsets and headphones, they could organize their attack patterns on war games, trash talk one another on sports sims or collaborate with one another on RPG games, the whole world opened up to gamers and, in order to access it, they needed to buy a new set of headphones.
These days, Iâm not sure thereâs anything money can purchase that doesnât have a headphone jack in it somewhere. When I canât sleep at nighttime, I stick my headphones in and listen to music on my computer whilst my girlfriend sleeps, when I go out to meet her from work, I take advantage of headphones with my iPod and you know what? Iâm not alone.
Next time you venture out, have a very good shop around and see just how many of us are wearing haedphones, youâll probably be amazed.
Because headphones donât 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.