I had seen similar headphone hack on lifehacker
, but as I am not as confident of my soldering skills as many, so I did not want to cut up my good pair of [in-ear] headphones. Also, I noticed when I tore my last pair of headphones (always make sure you haven't let your headphones fall half-way out of the door); they were Kilpsch S4's and they appeared to have 3 enameled wires inside instead of the usual 2, and I am quite sure that noise canceling sort have all sorts of extra odds and ends.
The main point is it's reckless to cut up a good pair of headphones, even if you have superb soldering skills, and what happens if you get a new pair of headphones?
This instructable will fill the void that I found on the internet with a short and simple headset hack, adding a 3.5mm jack to your mic/action button [iphone] headset.
What you will need:
1 Headset - needs to have the mic before the individual wires split - none of the kind with the mic on one side or the other
1 solderable jack - found mine at Radioshack
Time: ~20 minutes