Watch Orange Amps' Hilarious ‘The Origin of Headphones’ Documentary

Orange Amplification’s latest video, which can be found on the company's new ‘O’ Edition Headphones website, features a shocking revelation that has taken the amp world by storm.

Newly discovered footage confirms what conspiracy theorists have been claiming for decades: Orange Amps is a front, a sham, born solely from the desire to create the ultimate pair of headphones. Yes, headphones.

The documentary, which appears to have been made with little to no budget, is titled Erroneous History of Headphones. It features interviews with famed headphone historian Rosamund Silberson VII, as well as the late headphone enthusiast and counter-culturalist Marshall Slogg.

Erroneous History of Headphones takes the viewer on a trip through the origin of headphones, from their use by telephone operators in the early 20th century to the Great Depression, when John "Chicken Noodle" Campbell realized their potential as soup cans.

“I had no idea headphones used to have soup in them,” said SnapChat commenter Orangesucks32. “I also don’t believe this is actual history, like, at all.”

Watch Erroneous History of Headphones now with (obviously fake) commercials:

The news that Orange Amps was founded as a means of bankrolling owner Clifford Cooper's dreams of building the “last pair of headphones you’ll ever need to buy” is sure to upset even the most dedicated of Orange fans. Since 1968 the company has been seen as a bastion of crunchy British guitar tone. Artists from Slipknot to Stevie Wonder have played their amps. What will the fans say when they’re told it was all a lie?

“Orange has lied to me. I’m gonna assume they were lying when they said they didn’t have the budget for a first-class ticket to NAMM too. I’m still gonna play their amps, of course, but I probably won’t be using their O-Edition headphones…in public,” said Jim Root of Sipknot.

“What did I just watch? Where am I? Where are my shoes?” asked Brent Hinds of Mastodon.

For his part, Orange founder Cliff Cooper is remaining mum. After repeated attempts for comment on this story, we received only a vague and hurried response from his secretary: “Freaking game changer.”

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