I know, I know. I’m not the first person to complain about this, note the cartoon (courtesy of “The New Yorker” magazine). Ever since the original iPod, Apple has continued to use the same rubbery material for their headphones.
It’s like they have a life of their own. I left headphones in drawers, and baskets, alone for weeks only to come back and find them coiled up and twisted into little clumps.