Ok, so this might not be a popular opinion on a headphone forum, but I honestly think the proliferation of headphones in public spaces isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Sure, wearing headphones while you’re riding the train or bus or on a plane is a great use case, but I noticed again today how many people are wearing full-size over-ear headphones while walking around, and how it disconnects them completely from their surroundings. They may like it, but 1) it’s frustrating for people trying to manoeuvre around them while they’re oblivious to everything going on around them, and 2) they miss out on the world around them. And then there are the cyclists and runners who can’t survive without music or podcasts for an hour or two - are they so afraid of their own thoughts that (at least the cyclists) are willing to risk their lives to avoid those thoughts?
Ok, rant over. What do you all think?