There is little more distracting to a pleasurable audio experience than having to constantly untangle wires. The thin cords preferred by earbud manufacturers because of their lightweight quality are often delicate, and easily prone to breakage and tangling.
Bill Murray really put this in a nutshell with his famous line, “How to tie the strongest knot ever: 1) Put some headphones in your pocket 2) Wait one minute. Ta da!”
Many have sought to unravel our tangle frustrations. And yet most of the options for managing cables and preventing tangles fall way short when it comes to earbud cords. Coiling, taping, loose knotting, and binder clips can be useful in some situations but rarely fit the bill while we’re on the go.
A host of companies have tried to offer solutions for sorting out our twisted cables by adding accessories and gizmos. We can buy all manner of cord organizers and earphone holders in a jumble of decorative or plain shapes and sizes, made in all kinds of materials from leather to silicone.