The first part, I can understand, but the second?
Are you currently on a weight loss/gain regime before the calendar year ends?
I've kind of lost weight, since I'm finally living alone...and cooking becomes a pain...
Ahh.. I see.
Well, best if they're isn't any drastic fluctuation(s) to your weight, during this period.
Of course, it varies for each individual, so the best way is to try it once its ready.
Not as far as I know. I've tried asking makers to use those connectors but none seem to be keen to try. There are headphones that use those connectors however.