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    I put them in my pocket and every time, they come out knotted like this:

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    Sometimes, I literally put them into my pockets neatly curled, and take them out immediately and they come out in a double knot.

    If anyone has a solution or can merely sympathise, I'd love to hear from you.
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    Well, those cheap earbuds are almost certain to get tangled if you aren't careful. If you really want headphones that won't do that, there are a few options.

    The most obvious one would be wireless headphones that use Bluetooth or RF waves. No wires, and thus no tangles.

    There are also some headphones with an anti-tangle cable, usually this will be a flatter and wider cable.

    Oh, and I think I've seen some sleeves for headphone cables that claim to help keep them from getting tangled.

    Really, just about any nicer pair of headphones with a thicker cord would be less likely to get tangled. Thin, spindly cords usually do get tangled without proper support.
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    (Original post by jeremy1988)
    Well, those cheap earbuds are almost certain to get tangled if you aren't careful. If you really want headphones that won't do that, there are a few options.

    The most obvious one would be wireless headphones that use Bluetooth or RF waves. No wires, and thus no tangles.

    There are also some headphones with an anti-tangle cable, usually this will be a flatter and wider cable.

    Oh, and I think I've seen some sleeves for headphone cables that claim to help keep them from getting tangled.

    Really, just about any nicer pair of headphones with a thicker cord would be less likely to get tangled. Thin, spindly cords usually do get tangled without proper support.
    Thanks Jeremy - so in summary, stop being a cheapskate :lol:

    I will look into the ones with thicker cables, that makes sense as to why they wouldn't tangle so much
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    I just untangle my apple headphones whenever it starts getting tangled before it gets worse
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    Make sure you coil properly (learn the over-under method), and stick them in their own separate pouch. That should keep the wire from moving much, so it won't tangle. Bonus is that your earbuds won't be mingling with whatever crud lines your pockets, keeping them cleaner.
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    If anyone has a solution or can merely sympathise, I'd love to hear from you
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    I just untangle my apple headphones whenever it starts getting tangled before it gets worse
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    Make sure you coil properly
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    (Original post by jeremy1988)
    wireless headphones that use Bluetooth or RF waves. No wires, and thus no tangles
    Please don't anyone do that, we get quite enough RFR delivered to our central nervous system as it is (see Electrosmog in my sig for reference)
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
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    Please don't anyone do that, we get quite enough RFR delivered to our central nervous system as it is (see Electrosmog in my sig for reference)
    Ah I didn't receive a notification for this!
    So neat and tidy,uncle foo
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    Buy antitangle/tanglefree headphones
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
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    Please don't anyone do that, we get quite enough RFR delivered to our central nervous system as it is (see Electrosmog in my sig for reference)
    So neat and tidy! This is the dream.
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    Last year my friend taught me how to do this, and since then I've been doing it whenever I'm not using my headphones (so easy to fit in your bag as well, without having it pull out half of your bag's contents)

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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So neat and tidy,uncle foo
    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    So neat and tidy! This is the dream.
    Witness the power of autistic personality traits :yeah:

    (Original post by LaMandarine)
    Last year my friend taught me how to do this..
    That's an easier/simpler method, good shout. Only drawbacks I can think of, by comparison:

    • Lack direct means of tying excess cable up (e.g. to stop overspill out of pockets/under garments etc)
    • More likely to leave your headphones twizzled
    • Less easy to hang
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    I fold mine up and tie them in a knot like you do with phone cables. that stops it for me
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    I use my index and middle fingers on my left hand and wrap the headphones around with my right hand.

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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Witness the power of autistic personality traits :yeah:

    That's an easier/simpler method, good shout. Only drawbacks I can think of, by comparison:

    • Lack direct means of tying excess cable up (e.g. to stop overspill out of pockets/under garments etc)
    • More likely to leave your headphones twizzled
    • Less easy to hang
    Teach me your ways
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Teach me your ways
    Check this out and get back to me
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    (Original post by Captain Jack)
    I put them in my pocket and every time, they come out knotted like this:

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    Sometimes, I literally put them into my pockets neatly curled, and take them out immediately and they come out in a double knot.

    If anyone has a solution or can merely sympathise, I'd love to hear from you.
    You can't. It happens. It's as certain in life as death and taxes.
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    You can't.
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    (Original post by thunder_chunky)
    You can't
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    You can't
    See above responses, plus:

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    Just wrap them around the device, be it phone of mp3 player. Simples.
 
 
 
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