Headphones have come a long way in the past one hundred
years. Back then they consisted of a single earpiece held
tightly against one ear and was the only way anyone could
listen to transmitted sound.
This was before the days of amplifiers. Headphones were
usually use in radio stations and not the home market.
Today, however, there is virtually no one who has not heard
of, or used, a set of headphones. They have literally
exploded in popularity since the onset of mobile phones,
mp3 players, ipods and the like.
The most common used wires to connect the headpiece to the
equipment and this restricted the movements of the user to
within range – in other words, as far as the wire would
The advent of the wireless headphones set the user free to
move about whilst listening to the preferred channel.
The introduction of Bluetooth technology has given the user
freedom unparalleled in history. The headset ‘hooks’ on to
the sound being transmitted from as far as ten meters away.
Since most people carry the transmitter – be it mobile
phone with radio or mp3 players – with them distance is not
However, imagine being able to move around your house while
listening to your favorite music without blasting the
Perhaps the best thing about today’s headsets is the
quality of sound. The music is beamed directly to your ears
without the distraction of peripheral noise.
You truly are in a world of your own whether you are
running or lying in your bed!