Yea, you're right, it can be annoying. I still have not* found a setup I'm 100% good with. The reason I like the mic/control is I can start/stop music, I can voice dial using just the button, answer call with the button and talk without ever taking my phone out. This is money for catching up with my group after splitting up.
The way I got around this is using the media pocket, running the cord through the port up into my jacket. The adapter I bought has a really robust clip on it so I clip that to my collar and then tuck the rest of back into my jacket and run the minimum amount I need for my headphones. Very cumbersome to get set up but works pretty well for the day.
If I could find a pair of the minimalist, on-ear 30mm driver style headphones is durable, quality and has a mic/controls, I'd be very happy. The Nixon Whip Mic are too fragiel, Kicker HP201 have no mic/controls, Icon 2's sound like shit. Woe is me.
Last edited by CheeseForSteeze; 10-20-2011 at 10:48 AM.