Summary: The cord on the BlueAnt Embrace is detachable from the headphones so you can switch out the two different cords if you're device doesn't support the Apple'ish volume control. The blue cord is the one that has the remote controls on it and also has a hole on the back of it for the microphone as well.
Pros: travel case, awesome bass and great sound, no extended arm for mic, soft padding all around, 2 sets of cables and adapter, works with gaming
Cons: pretty expensive MSRP, no Y splitter, Pressure on ears gets uncomfortable, volume remote controls works only for Apple products
Conclusion: If you can’t tell already, I’m totally pleased with the Embrace headphones. They’re well made with aluminum stalks so they feel like they won’t break easily, plus have the folding design with a cable that unplugs rather than being bent or broken off, so they should be easy to travel with.
Conclusion: We've very much come to like the BlueAnt Embrace in the time we've spent with them. The sound is very clean, they're an ideal partner for the iPod and music has a depth and quality that should suit even those with picky ears.
Pros: Great sound quality, comfortable, well-built, replaceable components
Cons: Expensive, not as portable as in-ear 'phones