I bought a new pair of Sony earphones (MDR-E818LP) last week.
Thankfully, the packaging came with some helpful instructions. While this was an exceedingly helpful diagram, I was disappointed that there was no documentation helping users to couple their new headphone purchase to their corresponding MP3 player/Walkman/Discman (sold separately).
As a public service to others who were dismayed by Sony's lack of commitment to their customers, I've created the following to help you complete the headphone installation process.
Additional help can be found in my upcoming book, Earphones: The Missing Manual by O'Reilly Media! You'll find these, and 2 other helpful diagrams for the reasonable price of $39.99!
All kidding aside, was there just some empty space on the packaging that Sony decided to commission the first illustration above?
Was their technical support department being inundated by calls from people who couldn't figure out that ear phones are supposed to go in their EARS?
Was there been a sharp increase in accidental asphyxiation due to inappropriate headphone use?
If you need that diagram to figure out how to use earphones, I can't imagine you'd be able to operate the MP3 player/Walkman/Discman that you are trying to use it with.
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