Posts Tagged ‘headphones’


The confluence of portable music AND headphones as a fashion statement AND high resolution music files AND HD streaming services AND the surprising resurgence of vinyl record albums AND turntables AND affordable audiophile equipment AND DIY vacuum tube rolling have coalesced into a music equipment trend hard to name. Call it personal audio or computer audiophile or desktop stereo or cutting edge portable – whether you take it with you, keep it in your office or connect it to your home system – it boils down to people hearing quality sound revealing layer upon layer of music they never truly heard before. The result is a quickly expanding market for headphones: over-ear, on-ear, in-ear, wireless bluetooth,  high-end planars, all of which need a place to rest when you’re not using them. You don’t let a $200, $500, $12oo or $5000 piece of equipment sit on a shelf getting scratched or lopsided or worn, so you need a place to store them when you’re not using them. Many digital audiophiles own multiple headphones and are already paying decent money to keep them organized.

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…not to mention this market is on the cutting edge of new retail models beyond Amazon or brick/mortar stores:

and the venerable Etsy:

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Plus the Silverstones: