ipod earbuds

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacVM, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. MacVM macrumors member

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    Tragic accident led to the death of one of my earbuds. Does anyone know where I could get a new pair (for a good price)? I would like to ask on Marketplace, but I'm still relatively new. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Keep watching Marketplace. Someone will sell their new ones every so often.

    I'd like to get some replacement foam pads myself.
     
  3. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    i have some pads if you are interested IM me at doucy2 or send me a PM
     
  4. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't use my earbuds without pads - cause they'd fall out easily when moving.

    But I recently bought some cool little clip on gear that fits over the buds and goes into the ear. My ear buds don't fall out anymore, and everything sounds better!

    Highly reccomend these little guys !!!
     
  5. Decahedron macrumors regular

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    my foamy things always fell off and the headphones stay in anyhow.

    anyway the ipod buds are atrocious, get some real headphones :)
     
  6. Cfg5 macrumors regular

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    Unless you like the whole trendy look of the white earbuds, I would buy some different headphones. Those Apple earbuds aren't that great.
     
  7. shane-o-mac macrumors regular

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    I second that, if you have an Apple Store near by and the product you purchased them with (or you have an apple product that came with earbuds you got in the last year) is still underwarranty all you have to do is make sure you registered your product with apple, write down the serial number of the prodcut you are replacing the earbuds for and go up to the genous bar...they will give you a new pair on the spot. Its awesome I have had like three ipods and just stop by and pic up an extra set or two when I can...love the apple earbuds!
     
  8. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. I'd rather get the Shure E2c's.

    If you don't have enough for those, the Sony MDR-EX51LP Fontopia's are good too. They even come in white.
     
  9. tuartboy macrumors 6502a

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  10. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, just got a new pair in the mail yesterday.
     
  11. MacVM thread starter macrumors member

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    When I called the Apple store in my area to ask about it, they said that if there was physical damage done to the earbuds they would not replace them. :confused:
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    The iPod headphones are great for everyday use. Especially because they are much louder than other headphones at the same volume. Handy if you are using your iPod while Mowing the lawn.

    TEG
     
  13. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I have a brand new pair that have never been used. They came with my Nano, but I have another set I use. If you interested in them I would be willing to sell them for $25 shipped. Let me know.
     
  14. davidcb13 macrumors member

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    I have the white fontopias they are great and priced just right too
     
  15. davidcb13 macrumors member

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    Thats really high for those pieces of ****... I would say there not worth more than 5
     
  16. MacVM thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the offer, but I agree with the previous poster about that being an incredibly steep price. I like them as everyday headphones, but not THAT much! :p If anyone is willing to let their earbuds go for $10 or so shipped (maybe a little higher), let me know. Thanks again for all the input, guys!
     
  17. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Meh,

    I sold a pair two years ago for $25 shipped on ebay, but that was really before the mass invasions, and everybody had extra headphones.

    I figured since apple still charges $40 for the headphones and the remote, it was a fair offer. Guess it was too high.

    Just checked eBay though, and it looks like you can pick up a pair for $ 8.99 plus $4 shipping. So thats $12 shipped, about your price range.


    Link if you interested.
     
  18. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to the website listed above for online Applecare support. They have never given me a problem there.
     
  19. Epicurus macrumors 6502

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    I had the standard Apple headphones until they broke, then the Sony's in white until they broke, and now i've got the Apple in-ear 'phones. I never had any complaints about the original Apple 'phones except they had weak bass (and that they broke). The Sony 'phones sounded much nicer but the plastic on the cables started to get gummy after a while and started to rub off, exposing the copper cables underneath. Once the plastic/rubber was gone it was only a matter of time before the cables got cut. The Apple in-ear 'phones are nice, better than the original Apple 'phones but not quite as good as the Sony's. The design took a little getting used to, but no real issues. I tried switching the in-ear molds from the Sony to the Apple buds and they fit fine. Personally, I didn't notice much of a difference. The bass is a little better with the Sony 'phones, but nothing critical.
     

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