Headphones Are Or Headphones Is. Which Is Correct?

We say "headphones are", not "headphones is". Remember, this object consists of two parts and only has a plural form.

We say "headphones are", not "headphones is". Remember, this object consists of two parts and only has a plural form.

Where are my headphones?

Where is my headphones?

Follow the same practice with other verbs, such as look, produce, sound, fit, have, etc.

These headphones produce clean audio. (not "produces clean audio.")

However, when using the expression "a pair of headphones", we need a singular verb because the word "pair" denotes a single entity.

There is a pair of headphones on the table. (not "There are...")

Be also aware that we always use plural determiners (these, those, both, many, etc.) or pronouns (they, them, etc.) with plural nouns, like "headphones".

Those headphones sound fantastic! Where did you buy them?

This is a partial list of wearables that also have a plural form, and therefore take "are":

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