I recently bought a new pair of cheap headphones to use at the gym. I didn’t need anything fancy; my only criteria was that they had to fit my massive melon, and I really wanted a volume control on the cord. I just find reaching for a volume control on the cable easier than reaching for the scroll wheel on my iPod, especially when I’m on the elliptical machine at the gym.
So I found a cheapie pair of JVC headphones at Amazon. They have a volume control and they fit, so all is good, right? Well, mostly. Here’s a photo of the headphones.
I know the picture is small, but there’s a little thumb wheel on that black box on the cable. Here’s a quick intelligence test. Given the orientation of the cable dangling down your chest when the ‘phones are on your head, which direction would you turn the thumb wheel to increase the volume, and which way would you turn it to decrease the volume?
If you said turn the wheel up to turn the music up and turn the wheel down to turn the music down, then I’m sorry, you’re too intelligent to work at JVC.
Sheesh! Who was responsible for this product? I mean, did anyone with a triple digit IQ even try the damn things before they shipped?