Get this: I own 5 Pairs of Apple buds!!: 1st from 1st Gen iPod (broke, awful, rubber bits now yellow!) 2nd from 1st gen iPod in-line remote set (also bad) 3rd from 3rd Gen iPod (still quite bad) 4th from 1st Gen iPod Mini (just as bad) 5th from iPod Shuffle (1GB) (ever so slightly less bad, but still bad!) I own 3 pairs Apple In-Ear Phones: 1st broke (badly, lost all volume, damage from travelling round europe!) 2nd Kinda broke (bit of superglue fixed it!) 3rd got free for a mix-up from apple sending my Shuffle to the wrong person! I am the apple headphone king - 8 pairs! Can anyone beat that?