If you bought your iPhone at the Apple store, you probably didn't see the new $99 Shure iPhone compatible (long 3-ring plug) headphones. Model lc2m or something like that. I Googl'd em from the AT&T store but found no info. I bought 'em anyway, because the stock Apple buds don't fit me at all and my precious Senn CX300s' plug doesn't fit the iPhone (GRRR!).
The Shures have an in line mic, but no iPod control button. They also have a bulky plastic splitter at the Y part. They also don't go behind the neck like the Sennheisers (I love the behind the neck feature.) The cords are ridiculously thick and far too long IMO. Between the massive cords, the chunk of plastic at the Y junction, the mic, and the bulbous ear buds themselves, I felt like a test pilot wearing them. They didn't even sound all that hot to me. I likes my bass bassy.
So, 3.625 minutes after buying them, opening the box, trying them on and trying them out, I returned them, all without leaving the AT&T store. The clerk (who also sold me the phone yesterday) was very nice about it. They have a 30 day return policy anyhow.
I figured I'd keep them at least a few days to give them a fair shot, but I am simply not a fan. There's obviously a market for more solidly built buds than the disposable Sony 71s, but Shure takes things a bit too far IMO. Earphone cords should not be made from black garden hose.
I figured I'd post this since there doesn't seem to be much chatter about these beefy buds.
Everything in moderation, including moderation.