Why not eschew cables altogether and opt for a kit like the Etymotic Ety8 earphones? These in-canal earbuds boast Bluetooth technology, providing you with between six and nine hours of head bobbing enjoyment, all without the tangle associated with regular headphones.
Like most other high-end earpieces, the Ety8 come with a bevy of silicone rubber and foam “ear flanges” to ensure that you are getting the best possible fit. Also tossed into the package is a leather carrying case and a cleaning tool. The headphones themselves cost $199, whereas the kit that comes with an iPod adapter (which latches onto the Apple connector on the bottom) is a hundred bucks more. Both should be available some time next month.