ipod 5G question on earpods connection

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  1. macman70, Oct 17, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012

    macman70 macrumors newbie

    macman70

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    Hi Guys

    I have to ask this and would like responses from all ipod 5G owners. I have purchased the 32GB Blue ipod touch 5G and it is superb. Now I think this is a non issue but I have to ask, just in case I need to return this to be looked at.

    Question:

    I connect my earpods to ipod touch, and if i do not have music playing and turn the plug in connection of the where earpods plug into ipod touch, then I hear crackly noise. To challenge this I then played my music and if i turn the connection (plug in) I cannot hear crackling noise, that was a relief!......However, if anyone could see if this occurs for you, because if there is an issue I would go back with my ipod touch to apple store.

    I do have the earpods plugged in all the way into input on iPod touch 5G. Also, I have not tested this with a different set of headphones over the Apple Earpods.
     
  2. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    So far, I haven't experienced any issues with my earbuds in regards to crackling. I even tried turning the connection as you suggested and nada. If you continue to experience this issue, I'd definitely contact the Apple store and inform them of this issue.

    J
     
  3. macman70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    macman70

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    OK thanks so much for mocking this up. I will get a Genius Bar appointment and I am hoping not an issue on my unit..? wifi is off btw as i test it so not an issue there
    I will test the earpods in my 3rd Gen ipod touch and also try the older earpods in my 5th gen ipod touch just to see.
     
  4. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like it's the earbuds and not the system. I'm guessing, the Apple store will simply replace them for working ones. Glad everything else is working on your ipod :)

    J
     
  5. macman70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    macman70

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    Yes, I will test at lunch time and then go back tonight if that is the case, I guess I need Genius bar appointment , even just to switch the ear pods? Actually worth that appointment as they may decide to switch it out the ipod.

    I will test at lunch and let you guys know the outcome,

    thanks very much!
     
  6. macman70 thread starter macrumors newbie

    macman70

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    Hi Guys

    I figured it out I switched out different earbuds and headphones. Turned out after unplugging the brand new ear pods and touching the metal tip all issues went away. I can only think it was a static build up. After receiving the new iPod touch, I simply plugged new ear pods in. I feel there was maybe some static on them.

    Now if i plug these new ear pods into iPod touch 5G or 3rd gen no issues. And if i plug in Headphones into iPod 5G no issues as I turn the input of headphones into iPod.

    So, just watch out for that as you get your new iPods with ear pods, there may be a static build up on that connector tip, touching the metal resolved the issue.
     
  7. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    Good! Glad you were able to fix the issue without having to go to back to the store.

    J
     
  8. MJNBGA macrumors regular

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    You may even get ones with the microphone and buttons! And the nifty carrying case! :cool:


    EDIT: Glad to hear everything worked out.
     

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