Probably the most pervasive fairy breed in the western world. This fairy is seen by most as nothing other than a minor annoyance. Some however quickly become irate at constantly having to untangle their headphone every day.
It’s not known where these little pests evolved from, but the largest category of fairies (both technological and biological) seems to be linked to knots in some way. Whether it’s a Shoelace Fairy or a Tangle Sprite, there seems to be no end of interest in the tying or untying knots.
Despite best efforts there are few folk protections that work for driving off any knot related fairy. People that frequently work with cables have found that wrapping and tying the cable is the only solution that helps.
This is one of the few truly nomadic fairies, rarely staying in one place for very long. However, they seem to have recognised that people that use public transport often also wear headphone. It’s not uncommon to find several Headphone Fairies skulking on a bus waiting to follow an unsuspecting person to their home or office.
This winged fairy is best recognised through it’s actions rather than through it’s physical appearance. Generally, it’ll be quite persistent about attempting to explore your pockets as soon as it sees you.