How did today's MP3 players come about? This is the topic we are going to discuss now. We will look at seven key moments in the history of audio technology, which have had an impact on modern players as we know them today. We address the section to all readers passionate about technology, who want to know more about the equipment they use!
An MP3 Player, whatever it may be, is the result – or the culmination – of the efforts of countless engineers and inventors, but also the product of many historical innovations. We approach the perspective of the origin of these devices in the following lines, by referring to seven important moments that influenced their design and utility, as we know them today:
The first headphones
In 1880, for the first time, loudspeakers appeared, the method of use of which involved bringing them closer to the user's ear – the first headphones? Close. In fact, we are talking about telephone receivers, which were not intended to play music, but the human voice.
It didn't take long for someone to come up with the idea to listen to music on such gadgets and so the first music headphones appeared, which looked like a stethoscope. This happened in 1895. The first modern, adjustable helmets were produced in 1910 in the United States for the military.