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Sutekidane
Mar 24, 2005, 07:58 AM
Ok, I've just gone through like my 5th pair of apple original iPod headphones. Each time, the same thing, one of the headphones starts giving a ton of static and distortion. I don't know what is wrong, but I've never had this problem on any other pair of headphones I've owned except these. I don't know whether to order a new pair under warranty or just forget about it and buy some 3rd party ones that will work for more than a month or two. Anyone with this problem?

iGary
Mar 24, 2005, 08:03 AM
I hate them.

I always keep a spare, but one pair I used the headphone jack (cut off the rest) to keep my G4 quiet on startup, the others I give away.

I like the in-ear headphones from Apple - a bit pricey, but I use them for running and usually get a year of sweaty, bouncing abuse out of them. :D

mmmdreg
Mar 24, 2005, 08:30 AM
yeah I've had two iPods and the earphones on both have broken.. one ear has just really quiet in both cases... no bass at all.

Jaffa Cake
Mar 24, 2005, 08:46 AM
I don't know whether to order a new pair under warranty or just forget about it and buy some 3rd party ones that will work for more than a month or two. Given the fact that this is your fifth pair kind of answers your own question! I wasn't impressed with my Apple earphones so I soon switched back to the comfy pair I had with my old walkman. The sound quality on the Apple 'phones wasn't great but most annoying was the way they fell out my ears all the time.

If you're thinking about third party, there have been quite a few threads where you can pick up recommendations. There are a couple here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=102494&highlight=ipod+earphones) and here. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=98294&highlight=ipod+earphones)

rainman::|:|
Mar 24, 2005, 09:20 AM
On the other hand, my partner and i have both been using the Apple earbuds for a year or two... without any significant problems. I do plan on upgrading soon for both bass depth and comfort (that's the biggest complaint I have) but as generic, simple headphones, they're OK.

sidenote: why don't they make wireless headphones for the iPod that allow two sets to connect at once??

EGT
Mar 24, 2005, 09:28 AM
Ok, I've just gone through like my 5th pair of apple original iPod headphones. Each time, the same thing, one of the headphones starts giving a ton of static and distortion. I don't know what is wrong, but I've never had this problem on any other pair of headphones I've owned except these. I don't know whether to order a new pair under warranty or just forget about it and buy some 3rd party ones that will work for more than a month or two. Anyone with this problem?

are you sure the problem isn't with your iPod?
"Sounds" a bit dodgy to me :p Ditch the apple headphones. They are crap!!