Have Apple Changed The Way You Replace Headphones?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chrismcfall, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Chrismcfall macrumors 6502

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    I got my UPS headphones parcel today, and I was a bit taken aback to realise that you have to wait to get the new headphones now. Also, I had to put my broken headphones into a box, which kind of folded into itself. I usually get a padded envelope with a label on the front to put them in. So, I guess I have to wait for my new headphones now. Great. Will I be getting another set of the old ones, or will I get the new designs? Thanks, Chris. :)
     
  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    That's crazy. They used to say to just throw your headphones out. They probably changed it, because people like me were abusing it, and getting free headphones whenever the wanted. (sorry dude :p )
     
  3. john789 macrumors member

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    Replacement

    How do you get replacement headphones? where do you have to go? and is it for free? well thanks to the person above they changed it but i forgive you. I need to change mine because the right side sound is lower than the left.
     
  4. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it's you...hearing loss? :confused:

    Anyway, if you go to an Apple Store, sometimes they will switch it out right there. Depends on how long ago you made the purchase, though.
     
  5. john789 macrumors member

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    No it is not hearing loss:mad: ....but thanks i will try that
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    How long after you purchased it will they replace them, it doesn't really matter for me since I got rid of mine when they died, but it would be nice to know for the future.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I make sure to buy a good pair that doesn't need replacing.;)
     
  8. john789 macrumors member

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    Yes its tru because the headphones that come with the new ipods looks so fragile that i not even using them..im using and old pair i found somewhere. Do you know of any good headphones out there that are good but not expensive? the apple ones are 29 something and i think that's way too expensive for something that is going to brake up in a couple of months....
     
  9. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    I never liked the white iPod earphones. They sound too muddy to me and I use a pair of black sony earphones instead.
     
  10. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    I think you'll get the new designed buds. They used the same procedure when they replaced my nano. Don't worry, it was extremely fast. I think it took about four days total from the time I spoke with support. Everything was shipped overnight.

    Day 1: Spoke with Apple Support rep
    Day 2: Got the box (DHL picked up the nano 1/2 hour later)
    Day 3: Apple got the nano
    Day 4: I got the new nano

    Simply amazing, East to West coast 3 times in about 4 days time:apple:
     
  11. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Yes, I bought a pair of Shure e2cs and they're wonderful!
     
  12. buffalomike macrumors newbie

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    If you want good sound skip the apple ear buds. Find a stereo shop that sells Grado headphones and take a listen. Well worth the $:)

    Mike
     
  13. aricher macrumors 68020

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    They "Shure" have changed the way I replaced headphones. The standard buds were so awful that I bought a set of Shure E4Cs - best headphones I have ever owned. My wife has the E2Cs and the E4Cs are a much better set - smaller yet better sounding. You can pick them up NIB on eBay for less than 1/2 retail price.
     
  14. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    I did this twice!

    All you have to do is bring the iPod headphones to an Apple Store and they replace them for free.
     
  15. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    I wish I would've known this before I spent $30 on Apple Headphones a couple months ago. My old headphones were not staying in the minijack in my iPod anymore.
     
  16. butaro macrumors regular

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    Wait....
    If my IPOD earphones dont work i can get replacement ones from APPLE????
    Why didnt i know this a few months ago!!!!
    I bought a 5th gen iPod video in May 2006(i have receipt and everything) from the start the left ear-bud didnt work... i hated the style of them so i didnt care to go back to best-buy and complain.
    Am i still eligible to get these replacements? How do i go about it? Call up apple??
    !!!!!
     
  17. Chrismcfall thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right, So according to apple I should have got some new headphones at the same time as returning the old ones. I also sent them back in the wrong packaging! I sent them back in the foldable cardboard box thing you send iPods back in. Should be getting new headphones in "4-5 Working Days" as of yesterday.
     

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