No not ear-phones! I did not know this still happened, in the past, but obviously now too, people would give the pope a new zuchetto in turn he would take of the one he was wearing and give it to them.
One belonging to St Pius X fetched several thousand dollars on ebay.
Here the Pope's secretary Mgr. Georg Ganswein seems to be having fun with hats. I think both and secretary and amused by the situation.