When I wrote about my new Denon AH-C551 headphones recently I purposely ignored one of the advertised features of the headphones. Or, rather, of the cable. On the box, and on the Denon's web page for the AH-C551 headphones, the cable is noted to be 'tangle-resistant', which I refused to acknowledge on the grounds of it probably being nonsense. Or at least self-affirming nonsense, the kind of statement a company could make where people would only notice the difference because they were told about it.
I have to admit that I was forever untangling the cable of all of my previous sets of headphones after pulling them out of my pocket with my iPod, no matter how carefully I tried to store them in the first place, and yet this new cable doesn't seem to suffer anywhere near as much. Of course, there are occasions when the headphone piece gets caught in a loop and needs to be unwound before the cable is pulled in to a knot, but for the most case the cable comes out of my pocket and almost unravels itself, letting me put on the headphones with much less of a struggle than before.
I could have been duped by the marketing, but I'm not sure. I was sceptical, yet am seeing a definite and significant decrease in the amount of untangling I am having to do than before. A minor difference, but a pleasant one.