Gen Z are ditching AirPods in favour of ‘retro’ wired headphones

Gen Z are ditching AirPods in favour of ‘retro’ wired headphones

In a video from user @thedigifairy, audio playing over photos of celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Kristen Stewart and Lily-Rose Depp using the ‘retro’ headphones declares, “The day has come that wired headphones are officially considered a vintage accessory”.

First it was bike pants, then saddle handbags, and now, to the delight or disbelief of many, classic wired headphones are cool again. At least that’s what TikTok is saying.

As the video points out, the trend has been brewing for a while. It was first reported in 2019 by Vogue and was ridiculed at the time for being too outlandish. But they’ve been vindicated by time.

@thedigifairy explains the appeal is in part because wearing wired headphones “assures the aesthetic of listening to music”.

The news is music to the ears of proud Luddites everywhere, those who have held out against the evolution towards wireless headphone, unwilling to shell out $280 for a set of headphones they’re likely to lose. I count myself among them.

But there was a time, not so long ago, when not having the latest Apple products was deeply uncool. You could be practically ostracised if your green text bubble broke a blue iMessage group chat. The insinuation being that you couldn’t afford an iPhone, quelle horreur.

As the original TikTok video puts it: “We also love when celebrities act like humble peasants.” Remember when Ben Affleck struggled to pick up his own mail while drinking a coffee? We lost our minds.

Designers love it too. Just last month Balenciaga released a $2925 shopping bag that shared more than a knowing nod with the blue, white and red check printed shopping bags your mum stored winter clothes in up the top of the closet.

The headphone trend is the latest in a wave of ultra-nostalgic aesthetics enjoying a resurgence. The wannabe surfer look from the early 2000s is back, the Twilight franchise is having a moment and as Vox reported last year, Gen Z are gravitating towards the Tumblr aesthetic of the early 2010s.

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