I could not find my iPhone headset anywhere! After a week of looking, I declared them lost . Yesterday night after washing my first load of clothes (jeans,etc), I took the clothes out and to my horror I saw a white cable and guess what it was! My headset! I was dissapointed since I thought I would have found them at home some day and now that they were washed there dead...but! I went home, dried of the headsets and plugged them into my phone! Hoping for the worst, I opened the iPod app and music came out of both earbuds! Perfectly, as if nothing had happened Too good to be true I thought and made a call to my girlfriend to test the mic and guess what! Perfect again!!!!!! I was in shock at how they were still 100% functional! So basically, Apple's headsets have to be made of high quality in order for them to work after being washed by a machine (Lots and lots of water and soap!), even though they aren't the best sounding headphones but they are working like new!