Are my Earpods Faulty?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Goftrey, May 15, 2013.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    Wales, UK
    I've had my Earpods for well over 6 months now & have been extremely happy with them - until now.

    I've noticed that over the past few days/weeks I've been having to up the volume on my iPod. And I have now just noticed that it is louder if I put my ear up to the 'front vent' or 'rear vent'. If there was more than one audio driver in each bud I would assume that the 'primary acoustic outlet' driver had blown - but AFAIK there's only one in each bud.

    Any ideas on what the issue is here?

  2. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    Got ear wax stuck in the primary outlet? You don't happen to have your finger over the primary outlet when you put your ear up to the front or rear vent, do you?
  3. malochico1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2012
    you need new ears, apple or their products are never faulty. :p:apple::eek::cool:
  4. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    Yeah, defective. It's a single driver earpod.
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    Maybe your eardrums are more/less sensitive to sound.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
  6. SierraWhte macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2019
    I know this going sound gross but if you suck on it. They will start working again

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