Headphones in the Winter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by heisenberg123, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    has anyone heard of or had bad experience with headphones being damaged in winter temperatures? like the -10 to -15C range?
     
  2. trsblader macrumors 6502

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    I have personally never had an issue at that temperature or even colder. I actually wear headphones when snowboarding for multiple hours and used to use them when walking from place to place in the city for up to an hour at a time. I used fairly cheap earbuds ($20) or less as well.
     
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I notice that my mic buttons harden up making it hard to press when it is cold out. But other than that it works great
     
  4. heisenberg123 thread starter macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    ya thats what I noticed to, actually part of the reason I made this thread
     
  5. tayluftwaffel macrumors member

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    I've never had a problem with that. Worst I've had is the cable freezes, and it's hard to bend, but that's about all.
     
  6. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

    rockyroad55

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    But I do wear my headphones in the cold even with its snowing. What I do most of the time is close my jacket over the headphones so the button can work properly. But I haven't had any headphone failure with any iPhone.
     
  7. marlon bishop macrumors member

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    Im in Miami, Florida. I'ts always hot over here!
     
  8. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    No issues yet - with my EarPods, SkullCandy, Tour In-Ear, and Samsung bundled earphones

    Source: Temperature in my city last weekend -26 C
     
  9. Fzang macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    I've never noticed any ill effects with headphones in cold weather. The cable gets a wee bit stiffer but nothing other than that.

    I suspect the drives' acoustics may change slightly, depending on the specific makeup of the unit.
     

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