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By sound enthousiasts, for music lovers

Gerrard Street was founded by Tom Leenders and Dorus Galama in 2015. They got to know each other during the study Industrial Design at TU Delft and decided to start a company together focused on the development of circular consumer electronics.

Why headphones you may think? As real music lovers and sound enthusiasts we took our sound with us wherever we were; on the bike, on the train, at work, on holidays, you name it. But after a while parts wear. Or even worse, break down! Usually this means a one-way ticket to the trash, which is a real shame because apart from a minor defect, the rest of the device still functions perfectly.

We came up with a smart solution; Modular headphones as a service! It makes sense doesn’t it? We have the incentive to make a high-end, durable and easy to repair product while you get a excellent pair of headphones which will never let you down.

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The music revolution that took place at 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 program. 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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