Step 4: Notes
Although they appear as if they would be uncomfortable, they actually are quite the opposite. The earbuds do not come in contact with your ears, and I've enjoyed using these for hours at a time without any discomfort. The sound level is just right, as the speaker jacks do not put out the same levels as a headphone jack.
I'm sure that there are improvements that can be made, such as hard wiring these into a USB external soundcard, etc. Please feel free to ask questions, make suggestions, or comments.