Tinkering in his kitchen, electrical engineer Nathaniel Baldwin created the first set of headphones more than a century ago and sold them to the U.S. Navy. Since that time headphones have evolved from a military tool to a consumer product. By 2016, the headphone manufacturing industry is expected to increase by $1.18 billion, according to market research firm IBISWorld.
Headphones are for more than just hearing your music or taking a call on your mobile -- these days, they're a fashion statement. And there's no lack of options when it comes to color, size and design. Of course, sound quality and price are key factors, too. Whether you're looking for a top-notch set (there are a lot of good ones in this gallery) or something that makes a statement (we listed colorful and bling-y ones, too), we've got you covered.
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Check out our photo gallery of headphones (12 in total) and tell us, which ones are your favorite?
Ematic’s Mint II Designer headphones ($14.99)
These candy-colored headphones have an adjustable headband and cushion-y ear pads.
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