What Headphones Anime Characters Are Wearing

Female characters wearing large headphones is a trope in Japanese anime. The headphones make the characters' heads look smaller, thus, by anime standards, appear "cuter". Tropes aside, the headphones are often based on real products. But which ones?

In the past few years, on anime sites, music sites, and anime music sites, audiophiles and casual listeners alike have been trying to nail down the real world versions of the various headphones they spot.

That's why on Japanese forum 2ch, net users marveled out how a "foreigner" worked hard to compile a detailed list of the actual types of headphones that appeared in various anime and video games. (The 2ch thread didn't cite the source, so if you know which thread this image originally appeared on, let us know so we can credit.)

Check out the real world versions in the gallery above—also check out how expensive they are. Manaka Takane from Konami's Love Plus love simulator is sporting Sennheiser headphones that cost well over a thousand bucks.

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deep_fried_bum_cake1422d ago

They should actually tell you who the characters are and the anime they are in for each slide. Most of these characters are unrecognisable to me.

ExCest1421d ago

IIiiiiiIIiintersting. Now I want those MDR-V6's. I heard they were good before but now I want.