Vinyl listening booths from 1955

At HMV, customers could buy records and record players, but also listen to the latest songs.
In the 1950s, HMV introduced special sound-isolating booths where customers could sample new sounds without having to wear headphones. (They also had enough room to squeeze in a close friend or two.)

An amazing collection of images on Mashable from "His Masters Voice" which later became known as HMV, circa 1955.