The market for in-ear headphones is huge — its size might even be a bit shocking to some! This is evident to anyone who simply walks down the street, hangs out at a coffee shop or travels via airplane or train — everyone seems to be plugged into in-ear headphones.
Earphones are such a staple of modern life that we often neglect to think of their origins. But everything starts somewhere! In this post we guide readers through the long and storied past of headphones, to almost a century ago and across the Atlantic. Yes — way before the term “earphone” was even invented!