Step 1: The Earbuds.
Make sure to use the right size bud for your ear, and remove and clean the buds (and your ears!) as needed.
THIS IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR QUALITY WORKPLACE EAR PROTECTION.
These are only meant to work in a pinch; or around semi-loud noises.
See next step for cut length.
Step 2: The Cut Length Is...
Step 3: What About the 3.5mm Jack?
Why not strip the wire, and use it for your audio hacks or projects? All it takes is a pair of pliers, and a project.
Step 4: That's All, Folks!
Keep them in your tool box in care you ever, say, need to disconnect the negative battery cable on a car who's horn is stuck on.
I used them for that, with no music, and they worked nicely. They saved me a little hearing damage. Enjoy!