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Why do headphone jacks always have the bend? Also, a couple of recommendations.

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It seems most of the headphones I see tend to have the elbow at the 3.5mm connection. What is the purpose of this? It's really not preferable to me and has been getting in the way of my case's belt clip when it turns the wrong way.

Also, what are some good sub $100 in-ear headphones for an Android phone. With mic is preferable, but not required. I am looking for a pair with good bass. I'm not really an audiophile, but I like a decent pair with clean sound and good bass response.

Also, when I'm looking at earbud specs, what ratings am i looking at for good sound? Frequency range... driver size?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826106573&Tpk=cx475 < On sale for $20, but they are elbow jointed. Most IEM's I've seen lately are elbow jointed at the plug.

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-A151-BK-Balanced-Armature-Headphones/dp/B004OBZ2XQ < These are decent.
Edited by importflip - 2/3/12 at 4:09pm
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The elbow bend is to reduce stress on the input jack due to torque.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

The elbow bend is to reduce stress on the input jack due to torque.

That's makes sense... still kind of annoying, though. I'm just a bit OCD about it.

And thanks, importflip, those Sennheiser's are a great deal.
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