Anyone else cut their iPhone earbuds in half?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tom5304, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. tom5304 macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    For serious music listening, I keep my Ultimate Ears in my backpack, so after getting sick of having my iPhone earbuds get all tangled up, I just cut off the side without the microphone.

    Now I have a single earbud with the microphone to listen to my calls, and much less tangling of wires.

    Having a single earbud is much more functional for me, as I do about 90% of my talk time using the earbud, and not having that extra wire seems much simpler for me.

    Anyone else?
  2. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    So that's why I want my earphones chewed up

    My cat does this to me (and my friends / family / anyone who enters the house with white dangly earphones) all the time- I never thought of it as a detangling device before tho!
  3. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
  4. tom5304 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    A shot to the heart... :)
  5. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    I have a BT headset too (not the overpriced Apple one) but holy #$%^!! I had never opened the earbuds that came with my iphone. I assumed they were just your average ipod earphones, which I have about 4 pair of. Never knew there was a mic on there. :eek:
  6. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Yes, a mike AND a switch, great for switching songs. My screen works perfectly at all other times, but it seems like the music play/pause only works occasionally, and even then you have to wake the phone/move the slider/press pause to do a simple function that took one press on the iPod. Oh well, I like everything else it does, but it is NOT the best iPod ever IMHO.
  7. tom5304 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    The iPhone isn't even close to the best iPod, now that I've used it a while. Fast forwarding, etc., is way more cumbersome with the iPhone, and there are about a half-dozen other areas that make a "real" iPod a much better choice for music listening.

    If I had it to do over again, I would have saved $100 and gotten the $299 4gb, and put the extra $100 toward an iPod.

    Now that I've used the iPhone as an iPod for a while, I've cooled on the idea of buying an iPod Touch. With a little experience, I've discovered that the Classic interface works better for me, hard-drive lags and all...
  8. thestaton macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    thanks for the tip, I always find myself fumbling around with my earphones trying to untie them. with this way it will allow me to listen to music, and be able to hear what's going on around me.
  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Thats why I'll always keep a nano.

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