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14th Jul '17 6:41:50 PM DavidDelony
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* When the Sony Walkman was introduced, there were concerns that using personal stereos in public was anti-social.

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* When the Sony Walkman was introduced, there were concerns that using personal stereos in public was anti-social. Even today there are people who think using headphones in public is rude, citing this trope.
14th Jul '17 6:40:15 PM DavidDelony
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* When the Sony Walkman was introduced, there were concerns that using personal stereos in public was anti-social.
28th Jun '17 4:36:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Persona games made in the Hashing era (Persona 3, 4 & 5) all have at least one character that invokes this trope.
** The hero of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' wears his headphones and mp3 player throughout the game, and the opening cinema establishes his detachment from the world around him. His SpiritAdvisor soon appears and teases him about it, saying "you can't plug your ears and cover your eyes", and he gradually develops friendships and emotional connections throughout the course of the game. He still keeps the headphones around his neck all the time, though.
** Yosuke from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' does this as well. Granted, he wears his headphones around his neck outside of battle even while he's opening up and being friendly to people, but he really does hate living in a small town.
** Then there is Futaba Sakura from "VideoGame/{{Persona5}}. Being a {{Hikikomori}}, Futaba Sakura doesn't really go out much in regards to social activity (she gets better though). Although throughout the game, she almost always wears her headphones.

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* Persona The ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games made in the Hashing era (Persona 3, 4 & 5) under Katsura Hashino's direction all have at least one character that invokes this trope.
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** The hero of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' wears his headphones and mp3 player throughout the game, and the opening cinema establishes his detachment from the world around him. His SpiritAdvisor soon appears and teases him about it, saying "you can't plug your ears and cover your eyes", and he gradually develops friendships and emotional connections throughout the course of the game. He still keeps the headphones around his neck all the time, though.
** Yosuke Hanamura from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' does this as well. Granted, he wears his headphones around his neck outside of battle even while he's opening up and being friendly to people, but he really does hate living in a small town.
** Then there is Futaba Sakura from "VideoGame/{{Persona5}}. Being ''VideoGame/Persona5''. She's introduced as a {{Hikikomori}}, Futaba Sakura doesn't really go out much {{Hikikomori}} who absolutely freezes up in regards to most social activity (she gets better though). Although throughout the game, situations, and it's implied she almost always wears them to [[spoiler:drown out her headphones.auditory hallucinations]]. That said, she still keeps the headphones even after she begins to open up to others.
27th Jun '17 4:38:28 AM F0XTR0TR3YNARD
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* The hero of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' wears his headphones and mp3 player throughout the game, and the opening cinema establishes his detachment from the world around him. His SpiritAdvisor soon appears and teases him about it, saying "you can't plug your ears and cover your eyes", and he gradually develops friendships and emotional connections throughout the course of the game. He still keeps the headphones around his neck all the time, though.

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* Persona games made in the Hashing era (Persona 3, 4 & 5) all have at least one character that invokes this trope.
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The hero of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' wears his headphones and mp3 player throughout the game, and the opening cinema establishes his detachment from the world around him. His SpiritAdvisor soon appears and teases him about it, saying "you can't plug your ears and cover your eyes", and he gradually develops friendships and emotional connections throughout the course of the game. He still keeps the headphones around his neck all the time, though.


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** Then there is Futaba Sakura from "VideoGame/{{Persona5}}. Being a {{Hikikomori}}, Futaba Sakura doesn't really go out much in regards to social activity (she gets better though). Although throughout the game, she almost always wears her headphones.
21st May '17 5:38:49 AM JackG
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' when Maze secretly turns on her headphones and [[NotListeningToMeAreYou nods sympathetically as her roommate vents about her recent troubles]], but all Maze can hear is loud rock music.
29th Apr '17 8:23:17 PM TotemicHero
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* Of all places, this was used in a ''porn video''. Set in a college dorm, a couple do their own thing in the same room as their roommate. Because he's got headphones on, studying for a final, he doesn't notice the shenanigans going on behind him the entire time. FridgeLogic? In my pornography?
29th Apr '17 4:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''TokimekiMemorial 4'' has IceQueen Rhythmy Kyono, who wears a set of headphones at all times. This is actually because she has an extremely acute hearing, and wearing them helps her not being aggravated by surrounding sounds; however, her wearing those headphones, along with her cold demeanor and her reluctance at talking, intimidates and drives people away from her.

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* ''TokimekiMemorial ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 4'' has IceQueen Rhythmy Kyono, who wears a set of headphones at all times. This is actually because she has an extremely acute hearing, and wearing them helps her not being aggravated by surrounding sounds; however, her wearing those headphones, along with her cold demeanor and her reluctance at talking, intimidates and drives people away from her.
23rd Apr '17 6:11:41 AM ClatoLawa
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* Played for laughs in ''Fanfic/HopToIt'' when Jack follows Nino as Rabbit and hops on rooftops in hopes of him noticing her from the street. Not only does he fail to see her (until she drops down to street level in front of him), he doesn't notice the screaming from the people around him who do. Rabbit even notes that she can hear his music from the roof with her super hearing and wonders how he hasn't deafened himself.
7th Apr '17 3:40:25 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked by many professional and semi-professional {{poker}} players; since all the communication necessary to play the game can be done by the physical movement of cards and chips, they wear headphones in order to tune out distractions and better concentrate on the game. The etiquette behind this is a point of contention, with many older players finding it [[BerserkButton annoying and rude]].

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* Invoked by many professional and semi-professional {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} players; since all the communication necessary to play the game can be done by the physical movement of cards and chips, they wear headphones in order to tune out distractions and better concentrate on the game. The etiquette behind this is a point of contention, with many older players finding it [[BerserkButton annoying and rude]].
26th Mar '17 1:37:07 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Holio", Mrs. Edmonds (Mertle's mother) vacuums her house while dancing way to music on her portable cassette player with her eyes closed, not noticing ''[[UnrealisticBlackHole the black hole directly above her that sucked up her entire house]]''.
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