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what 'is' a headphone?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

not meant to be a philisophical question and i'm not on an acid trip. but the thought did come to me.

 

post #2 of 9
Do you mean in the same sense that Plato identified the "ideal" chair?
post #3 of 9

A headphone is something on your head that produces sounds meant for your ears. 

post #4 of 9

It's a telephone that's strapped to your head, so you can make hands-free calls and always be available... DUH.

post #5 of 9

handsfreeBIG[1].jpg

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

ah, yes and no in a way.

 

what would the church call them if you had a driven pair back in the dark ages? ....before you were burnt at the stake for heresy bit?

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Paste View Post

A headphone is something on your head that produces sounds meant for your ears. 


You say nothing about enjoyment, I'm assuming wife's are in this category as well. . .

post #8 of 9

The church would have burnt you at the stake for any number of things, so a pair of headphones would have been the least of my concerns.

 

Maybe the better question is why they're called headphones and not headspeakers?

post #9 of 9

No, no, no...this is a headphone:

 

Head-of-whats-in-Vogue.jpg

 

This is full size... 

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