How differently will headphones change in the next 100 years?
May 6, 2015 at 6:07 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.



Hard to believe how far we have come in the last 100 years.
Tell us what you think the future holds for Head-Fi!
 
May 6, 2015 at 7:57 PM Post #2 of 21

billybob_jcv

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Posts
10,021
Likes
707
A pessimist might think that *this* could be the pinnacle of head-fi, and we might very shortly destroy ourselves and move forward into the dark past...

Beats 2115:

 
May 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM Post #3 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.
A pessimist might think that *this* could be the pinnacle of head-fi, and we might very shortly destroy ourselves and move forward into the dark past...

Beats 2115:




AKG in 2115 has a new Vehicles version option where your surrounded with beautiful girls with a floating boat ride off to never never land.


Extras cost extra though just like real life.

 
May 6, 2015 at 8:57 PM Post #4 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.




By 2115 we will see a merge of 3D printing and tattoo art which will result in permanent implants of both optical and audio computers. Hacking will cause mass hysteria upon whole groups infected with a sensory nano virus which will run haphazardly across the city with the result in headphones and eye-wear being illegal only to be sold on the black market like street drugs.
 
May 6, 2015 at 9:01 PM Post #5 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.


Headphones will be made with lights showing when turned off or in use.

This option is very helpful in relationships due to the speaker getting visual signals that the headphone wearer is listening not just nodding his head.
 
May 6, 2015 at 9:07 PM Post #7 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.




By 2019 amps will be so loud that by 2115 there will be 1/4 of the population with serious hearing loss.


The hearing loss combined with the headphones as a fashion statement will result in manufactures making silent headphones which only look like working headphones. This resulting in an increase in profit for headphone manufactures, combined with frustration for children.
 
May 6, 2015 at 9:11 PM Post #8 of 21

Eee Pee

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Aug 17, 2005
Posts
3,035
Likes
185
I foresee really small in ears.  Like, nanotubes in the ear canal.  Bluetooth version 18.57 will be okay by then, too.
 
Google's flying cars we don't drive, and more nanotubes.  And batteries that last a very long time that charge in minutes.
 
May 6, 2015 at 9:51 PM Post #9 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.
I foresee really small in ears.  Like, nanotubes in the ear canal.  Bluetooth version 18.57 will be okay by then, too.

Google's flying cars we don't drive, and more nanotubes.  And batteries that last a very long time that charge in minutes.



There is a company now just beginning to invent batteries which can do 10k charges instead of 1K.

Foreseeable for small microphones to be placed inside the headphones which will instantly EQ the signature to flat. The only changes between headphones would be due to driver shape, style and cup characteristics and resonance. Electronic ohm matching will result in all headphones being the same volume on every amp at every volume level.

Color knobs will be on amps only they will be actual color knobs, cold blue and green, warm red and orange and dry and wet setting.

All headphones could be made to sound the same. 3D printing will allow different housings so every 2015 headphone can be replicated from the time when old headphones all sounded different and were inferior.
 
May 7, 2015 at 4:17 AM Post #11 of 21

Dobrescu George

Reviewer: AudiophileHeaven
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Posts
15,110
Likes
7,731
Location
Bucharest, Romania
Maybe after 100 years pass, we will have the tech necessary to stream music directly into brain, without using ears anymore. Like this, there will never exist fidelity questions, or format questions, or any questions at all...
 
or maybe headphones will sound really nice, and be cheaper.
 
May 7, 2015 at 10:41 AM Post #12 of 21

billybob_jcv

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Posts
10,021
Likes
707
I'm hoping for bioengineered materials that are are actually grown to exactly match the human eardrum. This material can then be used to build driver diaphragms that can vibrate exactly like their human counterpart. Of course, if this happens, then if you listen to music your headphones don't like, they might eventually go crazy and try to eat you...
 
May 7, 2015 at 11:21 AM Post #13 of 21

Redcarmoose

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 11, 2008
Posts
21,621
Likes
18,432
Location
.

As our listening devices become more and more like thinking humans with opinions and emotions, they start to choose the music they like and form our listening style.


Soon they discover humans are not needed and are just extra.


They use logic to help us to agree we are not really needed due to our imperfections and weaknesses.
 
May 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM Post #14 of 21

Dobrescu George

Reviewer: AudiophileHeaven
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Posts
15,110
Likes
7,731
Location
Bucharest, Romania
Or maybe, then we will never need anymore to use our voices... imagine directly infused sound into the brain.. so no matter what, data is not needed to be passed through filters, it is streamed in the purest form of all..
 
no longer will i need to develop the best fir filter, data would be perfectly interpolated!
 
May 8, 2015 at 12:49 AM Post #15 of 21

billybob_jcv

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Sep 3, 2006
Posts
10,021
Likes
707
I once read a story that talked about how much more information a squid could communicate through flashes of light than a human can communicate through sound. I, for one, welcome our new masters, the jumbo squid...


[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuyTgdLmliE[/VIDEO]
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top