My sister borrowed my 3G 10 gig iPod and ran down the battery (only 30 minutes of charge total) and fried the headphones. I bought the Sony in-ear headphones because they're recommended, etc. When you are sitting still they sound GREAT, but if you bump the wires the sound transmits and kind of ruins the sound. Made it difficult to run with them. I thought to just replace the headphones through Apple, but you can only buy them with a remote for about $50. So, I ordered a battery for my iPod at www.batteryship.com without problems. Replacing it was simple enough. Then I ordered a refurb 512 MB Shuffle. The salesperson talked me into an armband (free shipping - ends up being $75 for the whole deal). Stoked! For a cool hundy I get new phones, a longer-lasting battery for my old iPod, and a Shuffle with armband. Will probably sell the 3G iPod eventually, though.