How many sets of iPhone headphones have you gone through?

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  1. Looon macrumors 6502a

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    I just submitted the repair request for my 2nd pair of iPhone headphones (3rd pair overall including original iPhone) I was just wondering how many other people have had problems with these? I don't wear my headphones outside when I'm walking around just in my house so they don't get much abuse but they seem to be very delicate no always see people wearing them around though am I just unlucky or what lol
     
  2. Savage macrumors 6502

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    I haven't even touched the ones that came with my iPhone 4 yet. But as for the standard Apple headphones (from my iPod), I've gone through SO many. And quick, too. But for some reason I'd rather either use those or some nice $10 JBuds ones off Amazon than anything special.
     
  3. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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  4. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    3G: replaced once under warranty for right earbud not working, and then the new ones stopped working (same problem) a few months after my warranty expired

    This time I'm just gonna get them replaced right before my warranty runs out no matter what because I know it will happen again.

    I don't even know what the problem is, I'm careful and don't crush/squish/smash/water-damage them :confused:. Apparently right earbud not working is a common problem though.
     
  5. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    29*50=$1,450 in headphones a year
    wow you must be made of money
     
  6. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    I buy from the cheapo $0.99 to the Apple ones....so maybe I spend like $200 on headphones a year
     
  7. Savage macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't Apple replace their headphones for free if you have your olds ones to trade them? Or did they stop doing that ages ago?
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    just this year alone I have gone through 4 headphones all because the right side stops working.

    Since owning iPods, I've stopped counting how many headphones I've gone through.
     
  9. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Has apple replaced them all for free?
     
  10. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought some Ultimate Ears MetroFi 220s about 5 months ago, and haven't looked back, they are fantastic!
     
  11. saving107 macrumors 603

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    yeah.

    I own many iPods and every year I've upgraded to a new iPhone, so essentially, I always have a device within warranty that I use to swap out the headphones.

    the only Apple Headphones that I've paid for are my Apple in-ear headphone ($79).
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I average around 4 or 5 per device, so what, 20 or 30 total?
     
  13. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A400 Safari/6531.22.7)

    I'm still on the first one that came with my 3GS. Haven't taken the one that came with my iPhone 4 out of the box yet.
     
  14. Russiaone macrumors 6502

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    I never use them; it's a very easy way for potential stick-up thieves to know you have an iPodphone... plus, they're not too great... In fact, they're not great at all
     
  15. Looon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't live in the ghetto that must suck having to worry about stuff like that
     
  16. Carterxx macrumors member

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    Wow REALLY, OP?
    I don't live in the ghetto either, yet I still don't want everyone and their damn mother know I have an iPod/phone.
     
  17. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Anyone can go to the Apple Store and pick up a pair of headphones; just because you have Apple headphones doesn't mean you're using them with an iDevice.
     
  18. Carterxx macrumors member

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    I know that, I was more or less commenting on the wording of the response.
     
  19. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot jerks

    no wonder apple accessories are so freaking expensive

    how about learning to take care of your stuff/not being OCD about it

    There is no reason you should be destroying a pair of headphones every week
     
  20. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    I highly doubt that's a reason why there's an Apple tax on earphones.
     
  21. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    1 per year, by the time each iPhone comes out they're ready for replacing anyways... so it works out
     
  22. ohaithar macrumors 6502a

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    Well, Apple should be making some top quality headphone that don't blow out
     
  23. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    I'm currently on my fourth pair, because I've had all four iPhones :p
     
  24. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

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    As long as I own my Shures, I never intend to use the included Apple headphones.

    I cannot stand them!

    I can't believe you guys can get them to stick in your ears!

    -SN
     
  25. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Stock, mainly use Bose QC15s unless I'm running.
     

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