There can hardly be any doubt by now that headphones are the new moe item, perhaps set to supplant megane as the premier accessory for otaku to fuss over. With this is mind, I have painstakingly compiled a headphone moe musume gallery, featuring many extremely appealing 2D girls sporting fine headphones. My favourite is above.
Fans of headphone moe may be interested in this new headphone moe anthology, featuring art by such luminaries as Yoshitoshi Abe (needs no introduction), KEI (who draws Hatsune Miku), Otaku Beam (see below), Yukimi (eromangaka), and a host of others.
The illustrations towards the end of this gallery tend towards a more adult nature, so they are more ero than moe, but who is going to quibble over such a thing?
This series of illustrations is by Otaku Beam, who seems to be a leading proponent of headphone moe; he also draws some exceedingly good erotic dojinshi – highly recommended.
However, I do not under any circumstances recommend the below illustrated Sennheiser HD 650 – they may sound good, but I have had several pairs break on me due to pathetic build quality. Instead, I suggest the Denon AH-D5000 – great sounding and robustly built, with good noise isolation… I couldn’t find a picture of a girl wearing them though.
I was surprised as just how little headphones feature in the work of Range Murata, but this will have to do.