We strongly discourage the practice of becoming ear-buddies with your friend. It’s the term we’ve made up for when you want your friend to hear a new track you just downloaded onto your iPhone and you lend him one of your earbuds. What results is a returned earbud full of your now ear-buddy’s earwax. Gross. If you get your hands on some music that your friends are not up on yet, shell out the $10 and get the Kikkerland Music Branch Headphone Splitter which lets your friend, or friends, plug in and determine for themselves whether you have good taste in music. If you are constantly shouting out, “Hey guys, I got the new one from the Biebs!” you probably won’t need this product.