The saga continues:
So eventually after much debate, I was eventually sent a replacement for my crap SkullCandy headphones that kept electrocuting me (really not fun, and then, to top it off, they died)… they didn’t have the same model so I was sent some earbuds of a lower spec: ‘Titan’ earbuds: no remote control for my iphone.
This was probably a blessing in disguise as I suspect it was my old skull candy Full Metal Jackets that broke my old iPhones ability to respond to any inline remote control or mic.. so, the new pair – came with a cool case and a slightly better cable with an anti-tangle device, which was nice.
So, 3 days in and I plug them into my iPhone at my desk.. and boom – they fall apart. Great.