The product engineers at Pioneer know what it's like to pull out an ear bud and find it caked with sticky, gross ear wax. Rather than clean the earphones with your shirt, Pioneer wants you to throw them in your washing machine.
The company's Washable Earphones are waterproof to one meter and can withstand the beating your washer is ready to hand out. They are washable, not heat sensitive, so grab them before tossing your laundry in the dryer. The pleasure of washing your earphones will cost you $US60, but each pair includes four pairs of tips, a gold-plated 3.5mm plug and a carrying pouch. [Audiocubes via Uncrate]