Thursday, December 26, 2013

Headphones making a statement

A ranking released Monday by Dallas-based Parks Associates listed headphones as the No. 6 consumer electronics item, right behind video game consoles. And among consumer electronics accessories, headphones ranked as the most desired item.

Parks’ research shows that about 21 percent of U.S. households with Internet access intend to buy headphones or earbuds this holiday season. That ranks headphones above a mouse, keyboard, motion controller and networked security camera, Parks said.

“The headphone market has really benefited from the boom in tablets and smartphones,” said John Barrett, Parks’ director of consumer analytics. “People are using these devices for music and video, and it’s not always practical, or polite, to use the built-in speakers.”

From the article, "Headphones making a statement" by Maria Halkias.

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