What do you think?
I have wireless headphones that I didn't use for about three years after getting them. They were cool, but too fancy. I was used to the kind you plugged in. The simple model. I thought my parents had spoiled me. So I didn't use them.
But now I use them, and they're okay, but they're still very much a novelty. I think if they had more features and better quality features, I'd like them more.
Earphones are good for kids, some of the primary users of these products, because they can be shared between kids. One earbud for you, one for me -- you know? You can't do that with headphones. When I see kids walking around high schools or even in public with Beats headphones, I get this certain feeling about them. They're completely lost to the world, and they don't want to come back. Especially if they have Beats, one of the most expensive brands (to my knowledge).
Now, perhaps I shouldn't judge them, because I once was a teenager lost to the world, at least at times. And after spending nearly six years of evenings with my headphones on, working on homework or passion projects, I still wear headphones on my head out of habit. But even though they're part of me, I still am grounded and didn't disappear under all that music or gaming content. So I'm a little touchy when it comes to the subject of headphone-wearing teens.
Earphone-wearing teens, though. I feel sympathy for them. They got little cords running from their ears and it just seems like they're doing what they can. And they seem more open, because they're always lending one bud to their buddy to let them in on the fun.
Adding in wireless technology just seems to up the ostentation.
I don't think anyone would agree with me, but those are my thoughts.
It’s not about need; it’s about want. Wireless headphones/earphones are very popular. There’s a huge demand for them. I disagree that they haven’t spread through the world market yet. Apple’s AirPods are one of their best selling products.