Here at iConsume we stock a wide range of Headphones. Did you know that headphones have been around for almost one hundred years? The earliest version of headphones can be traced back to approximately 1919. Back then, the sound quality was pretty horrendous and they weren’t comfortable to wear! They were used for the telegraph, telephone and wireless radio.
Today they are widely used by radio and commercial DJs as well as by people who want to listen to their music on the go. Headphones are as much a fashion accessory as a cool way to listen to music without disturbing anyone else! Headphones are not to be confused with earphones, the latter are smaller and fit into your ear and are less visible than headphones.
Founded in 1997 by Andy Laats and Chad DiNenna, Nixon has deep roots in the surfing and skating markets, amongst others. Nixon is perhaps best known for its watches, but also offers a number of headphones. As you can see from the pictures, Nixon is all about functionality and originality!
Urbanears is a brand operating out of Stockholm, Sweden. These guys are headphone specialists, concentrating on providing their users with the best possible headphones at a reasonable price. They mix acoustic performance with unique designs to create some great headphones.
Like Urbanears, WESC is also a Swedish company. This was set up in 1999. It is strongly influenced by the skate and Hip Hop scene in Sweden. WESC stands for We are the Superlative Conspiracy, and has a very strong loyalty from its followers. As well as being a clothing brand, they also offer a select number of headphones.
Zumreed was founded in Tokyo in 1998. They released their first line of headphones in 1999 and experienced success with them. Since then they have been releasing headphones that combine cool design with excellent audio quality.