ear buds cracking :(

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toezter, Nov 18, 2004.

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    toezter

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    my left earbud i believe has a cracked drum, or something..its makeing a crackling noise.

    is there any way i can tear them appart without damaging the plastic? better off to buy new ones ($25 argg)?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    _bnkr612

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    Don't buy the same...

    Don't even waste your time with those out of date headphones, they were new in 2001. I bought the in-ears from Apple. They take a little getting used to and you kinda have to jam them in your ear, but they sound great.

    I have three sets of those "stock" headphones (from previous iPods) I use them for working out.

    Spend 10 bucks more and get yourself a decent pair.

    Cheers.
     
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    realityisterror

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    if your ipod is still under warranty (1 year standard and 2 years if applecare i believe), head over to: http://depot.info.apple.com/ipod/...

    you should only do this if the headphones are breaking on their own rather than if you broke them. :cool: i filled out the form and totally forgot about it thinking nothing would happen... no word from apple, but DHL dropped it off at my door 3 or 4 days later :eek:

    reality
     
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    toezter

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    my ipod is well out of warranty range.

    hey, if you're not using those other 2 sets of ear buds, i'll take one off your hands ;)
     
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    virividox

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    get a 3rd party headphone or earbud, they may cost more but you wil be pleased
     
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    WinterMute

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    Go get some Sennheisser MX500 or MX550s, great sound, plus you don't get mugged on the underground for wearing white headphones that scream "I HAVE AN iPOD, PLEASE MUG ME!!!"

    :D
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    My new ipod

    I bought an iPod and after preparing it i turned it on for to first time at 9.00 this morning. It is now 3.30pm and one of the buds is crackling whenever i listen to music. Im definately going to contact apple.
     
  8. macrumors G3

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    I'd recomend:

    I'd recommend "The Plug" by Koss. They generally run about $20 and are about the pbet bud size headphones out there for under about $100.
     
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    krossfyter

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    how can i find out if i still have warrenty on my ipod? i cant find the papers. do i call up apple?
     
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    5300cs

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    I remember reading about that on /.
    How bad is it in the US/UK now with iPod related muggings and all that? Over here (Japan) I see at least 10 people a day with stock iPod headphones walking down the street, sitting on the train, etc.
     

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