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Cultural Artifact

Andrew Ford

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of Headphones

A little bit of history... Headphones Also Known As... Headphones Stereophones Cans Opened/Closed Earbuds Private Listening Daily Use Exercise Travel My Headphones - After getting my license I drove my car 60 miles to the nearest store that sold the headphones I wanted. - Retails for $150 Cried on the inside when they broke... Replacing my broken headset
was my first experience of
claiming warranty on an item
and mailing a package. - Over the ear design reduces outside noise (not noise canceling). ='( One Month Later... My second pair arrived! And of course... Music. U.S. Military The history of headphones starts where most technology originated, with the US military. http://visual.ly/history-headphones Consumers Demand High Product Quality What I have used my headphones for... Getting in the Zone Why? ...to Escape. ...to Concentrate ...to Reduce Stress ...to relax and have fun. ...to Daydream Types: In The Ear Over The Ear On The Ear "The author of the violet-ink note, an eccentric Utah tinkerer named Nathaniel Baldwin, made an astonishing claim that he had built in his kitchen a new kind of headset that could amplify sound. The military asked for a sound test. They were blown away. Naval radio officers clamored for the "comfortable, efficient headset" on the brink of World War I. And so, the modern headphone was born." - http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-headphones-changed-the-world/257830/ Different Headphone Types: Explained Some companies such as Apple, put huge investments into headphones to increase the number of consumers they can satisfy with their product. Noise Reduction & Noise Canceling - Gaming Headset with built in microphone Other Pairs of Headphones I Own: On the Ear In the Ear Around the Ear These headphones are used less frequently than my Turtle Beach pair. Reference Page http://visual.ly/history-headphones http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-headphones-changed-the-world/257830/ http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Ntz-2Mb6DyM http://www.youtube.com /watch?v=8Rme3uZ_abc - Images from various sites
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