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    i have a pair of sony earphones... and the left one is just fine, but the right 1 is way to long in length... i have a friend who thinks the same... why do they do this?

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    its so you can wrap th right one round the back of your head

    why they do this i dont know

    Incase you've got one ear longer than the other?

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    allstar2;4103864

    its so you can wrap th right one round the back of your head :)why they … its so you can wrap th right one round the back of your head :)why they do this i dont know



    lol why the hell would i want to do that

    I hate these too. I find the longer one gets caught up in my scarf or collar. Always buy the equal length ones now.

    http://www.bearskinrug.co.uk/_articles/2005/10/19/cashcano/hero.jpg

    I hate that too, I use mine when running and the right wire pops up out of my top and gets in the way

    its for people with very large heads

    ADZ1478;4103998

    its for people with very large heads



    On one side :?

    so you can share with a friend?

    Oh dear...

    The longer cable should be worn around the back of the neck, then the earphones inserted. This way, if either of them fall out of the ear, they simply hang down the front (supported by the neck), rather than dropping to waist height and pulling the other one out too. Hard to describe in words, so try it!

    i got earphones like this with my new phone..last week..i spent ages trying to work out if id somehow pulled one of the wires ..lmao...never knew it was to wrap round neck..makes sense tho

    also if the wire hung in front of you like in the 80s, you were forever getting it caught in places and door handles

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    well its a stupid idea IMO

    Lol some people are so 1980's earphones have been like this for years!!

    DangerGod;4103905

    lol why the hell would i want to do that



    With a standard headphone lead where the cable splits into two equal lengths to go to the ear pieces, when in use the cable will pull straight down which means an earpiece is more likely to drop out and additionally take the other earpiece out as well. With the mismatched lengths one section of the cable goes over the shoulder and round the neck which means it's no longer being pulled straight down meaning it's less likely for the earpieces to drop out and fall to the ground. I find in practice it works well.

    John

    ricaird;4104124

    Oh dear...The longer cable should be worn around the back of the neck, … Oh dear...The longer cable should be worn around the back of the neck, then the earphones inserted. This way, if either of them fall out of the ear, they simply hang down the front (supported by the neck), rather than dropping to waist height and pulling the other one out too. Hard to describe in words, so try it!





    OOOhhhh now I get it :oops::oops:

    foxymissroxy;4104385

    Lol some people are so 1980's earphones have been like this for years!!



    Tell me about it... I couldn't quite believe what I was reading. :-D

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    ricaird;4105174

    Tell me about it... I couldn't quite believe what I was reading. :-D



    i didnt say they havent, i asked WHY they were like it, read the question in future

    DangerGod;4105220

    i didnt say they havent, i asked WHY they were like it, read the question … i didnt say they havent, i asked WHY they were like it, read the question in future



    And after 20 years of pondering you still hadn't worked it out!! :w00t:

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    epic thread!

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    Syzable;4105230

    And after 20 years of pondering you still hadn't worked it out!! :w00t:



    lol no, i have only started using them rececntly and just wandered why they were like it

    DangerGod;4105220

    i didnt say they havent, i asked WHY they were like it, read the question … i didnt say they havent, i asked WHY they were like it, read the question in future



    Read my first post in the thread, and STOP being so defensive. I know you asked WHY - and I posted WHY. :whistling:

    My sony mp3 player has phones like this.......I rang sony as I thought they were faulty,one long one short and the mp3 hangs around my chest???

    They advised me on the way to wear them ie behind the neck and told me that the mp3 is designed to sit in the left breast pocket...........I'm a woman with a pink mp3 FFS.........we don't have left breast pockets in our clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obviously designed by blokes..............pah!!!:whistling:

    muckypup;4107991

    My sony mp3 player has phones like this.......I rang sony as I thought … My sony mp3 player has phones like this.......I rang sony as I thought they were faulty,one long one short and the mp3 hangs around my chest???They advised me on the way to wear them ie behind the neck and told me that the mp3 is designed to sit in the left breast pocket...........I'm a woman with a pink mp3 FFS.........we don't have left breast pockets in our clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Obviously designed by blokes..............pah!!!:whistling:



    Stick it in your bra then............stop whinging. :lol:

    I've had pairs like this for years, once you start using them, you will come to realise that if one falls out of your ears, because of the way they are made they get caught and hang down, rather than completely falling of. I've always thought it was a nifty little addition.

    Syzable;4108021

    Stick it in your bra then............stop whinging. :lol:



    That's what I do but it works it way out when running :roll:
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