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Has anyone reverse engineered the iphone headset? Answered

I would like to build my own headset using my choice of ear buds and microphone as well as wire up my own control unit for volume and answer controls that I could build custom into my motorcycle helmet.  My attempt to do this by tearing apart the factory iphone headset and soldering components onto the controller board was unsuccessful, i was unable to isolate where to wire my microphone to


Very very hard to beat the commercially manufactured designs for both operation and looks.

Just pointing out that bluetooth is an alternative way to connect a headset to the iPhone, and there are instructions here and elsewhere on rebuilding bluetooth headsets into custom cases...

i haven't quite found any affordable headsets that i can take apart that have the same functionality, mainly being able to play music