The timelapse of an untouched pair of headphones pretty much goes exactly like this comic. You set them aside totally mindful of the cables, carefully keeping them from each other. You ignore them until you need them again. And then when you pick them up, they're a tangled mess. Every. Single. Time.
The new Klipsch S4 uses a flat cord so they don't get tangled with themselves even if you cram them in your pocket. However, that flat cord catches on everything else.
I don't know whats worse: untangling the headphones every time I need to use them or having them ripped from my ears multiple times per week.