About us

For music lover, by music lovers

Gerrard Street was founded in 2015 by Tom Leenders and Dorus Galama.

We live in a disposable economy. Every year we throw away 40 million tons of electronics. Often with minor damage and full of valuable, still usable materials, which are now mainly shipped to developing countries where they are burned. At the end of our study at Delft University of Technology, we started Gerrard Street, Because we thought that it could be done differently, smarter and better for the world. And that’s why we came up with the idea of creating worlds first circular headphones.

We designed a fully modular system, all the parts can be easily (dis)assembled by hand, no tools acquired! They are incredibly easy to repair. When your headphones break, you don’t throw them away anymore. We just simply replace the old module for a new one. We take back the broken and used parts for re-use, repair and recycling. This provides you with the guarantee of always having a perfectly working pair of headphones. While we on the other hand have the incentive to design a durable and high quality product. We think this is the way all electronic devices should be designed!

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The music revolution which took place on Gerrard Street

In 1895 the Electrophone was established in London. As one of the world’s first subscription headphones, it made the transmission of music and other entertainment over a telephone line possible, using very sensitive microphones and receivers. This brilliant system caught on. You paid £5 to tune in to the sounds of opera houses and concert halls. It started a revolution in the music industry. Fun fact: Electrophone headphones weren’t for sale – just like us!
To connect to their service, local telephone operators needed to make a connection via special junction to Gerrard Street where the operator plugged into the requested programme. An Electrophone Saloon was provided at Gerrard Street where performances could be listened to in the comfort of an armchair by a fireplace.
As real music lovers we want to bring back the spirit of Gerrard Street with top-notch headphones at a great price. Because you deserve much more than those tinny in-ears!

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