5G 60GB iPod destroys right earphone

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tehlemur

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So is this an actual issue? I'd be more apt to think it's from people not properly taking care of their earphones. The stress of running around with wires dangling from your ears seems to tend to do a number on the cord.

I have had various sets of Shure earphones. I have a set of E4's which have a problem at the base of the plug. It's a wire problem. The first time I've had a problem in that specific location of the cord however.

Most of the time the wire is broken near the earbud itself. Have you guys wiggled the wires around to make sure that's not the problem?

I've had this problem on players besides the iPod. iAudio X5 and Zen Vision M. They weren't the fault of the player though. Just wire problems I presume were caused by the abuse inherant in portable listening.

If I'm wrong and the iPod really is damaging the drivers in peoples earphones... that kinda wigs me out. I might get another iPod soon and I use some pretty expensive earphones. I don't want to spend $400 on a set of SE530's only to have my iPod destroy them.
 

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I'd suggest someone ask over at www.head-fi.org

The people there are very knowledgable on headphones and could probably rule out whether or not it's the iPod itself causing these problems.
 

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The first day I got the ipod I turned it all the way up to see how it would sound.. and immedietly the right ear piece was blown. Crackley and fizzy sounding. I just had to go drop 40 bucks on a nice pair to replace them.. They didn't sound all that great anyway to begin with.
 

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Anyone who continues to use Apple buds needs their head checked.
 

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if you read the previous pages in this thread, you will see, it isn't just apple headphones that suffer from this problem. Maybe the problem you have with the iphones is different. I went through several pairs of various headphones (including 2 pair of Shures) and i BABIED those things!!!!

I finally got a 5.5 gen 80 gb and have not had the same problem with this one... .oh well go figure
 

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The Jack not the Headphones

I recently experienced the same problem on my Sony Studio Monitor headphones and I chalked it up to the headphones and went out and bought a pair of Skullcandys. Plugged them in and the right earphone still didn't work. This is definitely a problem with the jack and not the headphones. I am now on my 3rd 60g 5g Ipod, the first too stopped working completely and now my warranty has expired. Thanks to whoever posted the fix of plugging the headphones in half way as this worked for me as well. However this seems to be a wide scale problem with this model Ipod and Apple really needs to do something about this. While plugging them in half way works, its a huge inconvenience because they do come unplugged quite often.
 

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that sux, zlspivey....

i went as far as selling my 60gb about 2 months ago on ebay.. sad really, it was a great product. i ended up buying a new 80 gb 5.5 gen.

I am avoiding the blunder that is the 6gen at all costs!!! <rant>No thanks to the laggy interface, buggy album scroll, and IMHO the biggest blunder the switching back to a clock so i can't see what is playing "feature." Oh wait, the BIGGEST Blunder might be the fact that i can't use my video out cable to watch on TV as i do quite often. </rant>

whew! Anyway, so far so good on the 80 gb model. I am EXTRA careful to turn the ipod off before putting headphones in AND taking them off. So far i [well actually apple] have not ruined a single pair of Shure E3c headphones! Knock on wood.

Mike
 

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Same thing happened with mine, but on the left earphone. I just use regular headphones now. This thread makes me feel like I'm the only one that this problem has ever happened to subsequent times with different headphones. But it's not a problem exclusive to Apple's earbuds.
 

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I have the exact same problem, I tought problem was in my earphones which I bout TODAY, and the same day right earphone started to crackle. I couldn't believe it. I never could tought it's up to iPod to mess with it till I saw this.

So I'm asking, anyone found soultion or I'll have to sell my iPod and buy something else ?
 

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iPod classic 6G, 80GB Black, what does it metter when it's the same problem ?

it's this one

 

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I don't believe it is the same problem. that is why it matters. The Problem of the ipod causing the headphones to short was most prominent in the 5th gen ipods.. By the 5.5 gen it was all but gone. I don't think it effects the 6th gen (classic) ipods at all.

Your problem may be caused by the wire just coming loose, poor workmanship, or whatever.
 

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if you just bought the headphones, i'd return them. I don't think there is much else you can do. I have Shure's and i have sent them in twice. Once under warranty, which was free, and once that I had to pay. But they sent me a brand new set of phones each time.
 
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