Headphones that work with the IPhone 4S
Submitted by Nancy on Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
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Hi: I am an IPhone 4S user and I am looking for some other headphones that would work with my IPhone. I am not a big fan of the earbuds that came with the phone. I want to be able to control the phone like you can with the earbuds but with earphones that go on the ear and not in the ear. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks. Nancy
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