By Ben Bowers
on 2.11.11

Claiming any pair of headphones is tangle-free takes some cojones. Wires are wires after all, and the universe tends towards entropy (seriously: that’s the second law of thermodynamics people). Still, the Swedes are particularly talented at leveraging design, and in the case of the a-Jay Four ($75) ear buds, a unique a 5mm flat cable definitely helps keep the lines clear. The addition of microphone and three-button remote further enhance these buds for use with 4th generation and later iPods / iPhone. Besides adjusting the volume and pausing or playing tracks, pressing the middle button multiple times can trigger other events such as skipping a song or calling up the voice command feature of your phone for hands free dialing and the like. Each set also ships with five pairs of silicone sleeves to let users customize the fit, and overall audio quality is excellent for the price. Their minimal styling and sleek black coloring are pretty easy on the eyes too, even if the same can’t be said for you after an hour at the gym.

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