Originally Posted by Retrias
ATH made a remote cable as well that you can attach to your earbud of choice , dunno why you would want earbuds though , I find them not as comfy
I just got one of those ATH cables a couple weeks ago, and I can tell you why it's not an ideal solution: it's still more clumsy.
I got the version with an analog volume control that does NOT work with all kinds of headphones. Example, the volume dial is essentially useless for the XBA-C10, with a cliff-face volume drop halfway down. It's fine with dynamic driers, but still not as good as the one built into certain ATH products, less volume control range and finesse.