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    Rift Disciple Grignog's Avatar
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    Default Where to find headphones with a *SHORT* cord?

    I go to 24 hour fitness a lot and, like 90% plus of everyone with an MP3 player at the gym, I have mine strapped to my arm.

    All the workout headphones I have ever owned have had tons of extra cord. What is the purpose, I ask you, if making headphones that are designed/marketed to be used for exercise that have six feet of cord? You have to wrap it around your arm or stuff in your pocket only to have it fall out again.

    Has anyone ever come across some headphones that actually have a short cord? Like one that is just barely more than the length of your head to your arm?

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    My Sony mp3 player came with short cord + extension.
    No idea where to get just he cord, but a good name to start looking for
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    Fold/wind up the cord, zip-tie, rubber bands, etc.

    Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grignog View Post
    I go to 24 hour fitness a lot and, like 90% plus of everyone with an MP3 player at the gym, I have mine strapped to my arm.

    All the workout headphones I have ever owned have had tons of extra cord. What is the purpose, I ask you, if making headphones that are designed/marketed to be used for exercise that have six feet of cord? You have to wrap it around your arm or stuff in your pocket only to have it fall out again.

    Has anyone ever come across some headphones that actually have a short cord? Like one that is just barely more than the length of your head to your arm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pushy View Post
    My Sony mp3 player came with short cord + extension.
    No idea where to get just he cord, but a good name to start looking for
    Hmm for some reason I have never come across headphones like that. It really makes me wonder why they don't make more that don't have the cord permanently attached, but just an audio-in jack instead (especially since the cord going bad seems to be the end of so many of them.)

    I will google search for that!

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    tuck the cord under your shirt and carry it in your pocket.. problem solved.
    Last edited by ninefourtyfour; 02-14-2011 at 03:36 AM.

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    http://www.caselogic.com/true_sport_...modelid=108940

    That is the case that I use and I love it. I got tired of getting beat up by my cord every time I went running.

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    more seriously though, I have seen earbuds with a retractable spool they go into, which takes up unused slack.

    in general ear buds have shorter cords too.

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    Twist tie.

    Unless that's just too uncool for gym-going types.

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