One Thing I Hope Apple's Working On Regarding Listening to Music on the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tangledweb16, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. tangledweb16 macrumors regular

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    That would be a good pair of wireless earbuds. The cord is a huge inconvenience for me. It always gets snagged on an elbow/knee/hand. Maybe its because I'm very tall and the cord is short in comparison, but I find my earbuds pulled violently from my ear at least once a day.

    If Apple could make a high quality, usable pair of wireless earbuds I'd buy them. The discontinuation of the Apple Bluetooth earpiece I hope lends some credit to my speculation.
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    I have a Nokia Bluetooth stereo headset and it works great. No wires to tangle.
     
  3. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    There is something about the makeup of the white plastic in the OEM cords that gives them a lot of "stiction," making them prone to tangle. I've had 4 iPhones and a couple of iPods and have noticed this with all of them. Yet I can go buy a $10 set of budget Sony earbuds and the black cord on them is like it's made of Teflon. They practically unravel and untangle themselves. Go figure. :confused:
     
  4. Alaerian Guest

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    Take a look at the Zagg Smartbuds. Longer cord and excellent quality. I love mine.

    www.zagg.com
     
  5. tangledweb16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not using the original iPhone earbuds. I'm using a good third-party pair of in-ear ones, and I still have the issue. I've looked at Bluetooth headphones and I haven't seen any that suited me. I feel that Apple has the opportunity to kick a** in this department.
     
  6. jellybean macrumors regular

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    Love them or hate them I think the corded white earbuds will come as standard with iDevices for years to come. They're to Apple what logos/slogans on carrier bags are to shops: they turn the customer into a walking advertisement.

    But I agree it would be great if Apple made a set of cordless headphones sold separately at a premium. I'd definitely buy them.
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I plug my IEMs into a griffin mic, since they don't have their own button/mic setup. Because I'm short, I have to wrap it. However the unfurled length might be enough of an extension for you.
     

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