5G 60GB iPod destroys right earphone

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To the guy with ER-6i's...have you tried the headphones on something other than the iPod? Maybe the iPod itself broke instead of the headphones...heh...i'm getting worried about my Ety's now...
 

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Just for the record, I have been using my iPod and stock earbuds for about 2 months now, and no problems.

I dunno what's happening.
 

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This is interesting. I seem to recall somebody claiming that they got a painful electrical shock out of their right earbud.
Never got shocked, but I'd imagine if that did happen, it'd certainly screw up the speaker.

Do you have TV Out enabled or disabled while listening?
Disabled. I've never hooked it up to a TV, and don't have the cables to do so. So I've never needed to enable it.

Josh
 

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filburt1 said:
Do you have TV Out enabled or disabled while listening?
My guess was that with TV Out enabled, some of the video signal was jumping from that third contact to the right stereo channel. Oh well.

I had Apple earbuds destroy themselves once, but IIRC, that was the left channel. I got my free replacements and it hasn't happened since.
 

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I don't use the stock headphones primarily but...

I have noticed my left stock earbud clangs when the bass is deep.

Apple provided headphones that can't cope with the ipod's amplification capabilities--unacceptable.
 

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yup. same thing happened here. luckily i had an old shuffle that the buds didn't get busted up and those are ok now but i want to know how would i go about contacting apple about this. i tried going to apple.com and clicking contact us but all i got was a bunch of stuff trying to get you to avoid emailing them.
 

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Mines perfect and I use my iPod atleast 3 hours a day since i got it. However, i dropped the buds in water and my left earbud was submerged more for about 10 minutes and my right was only half submerged. The next day they worked fine cept i think the left one is not as loud or it could be me being sub concious about it.
 

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my right bud blew out but i have had my in ears for a while now and no problems yet!
 

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I think it's the iPods problem. get four earphones with the same problem, tell them, make them understand that this isn't a coincidence, and make them give you a new iPod. That's what they did for the guy with the shocked ear. He got new earphones after that and left it playing for three hours and they blew out.

If it were the left or right, I'd say it isn't anything, but it's constantly right.

And now your making me hear crackling and thinking that my right ear piece is quieter! My over active imagination... Damn it.
 

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So, not just me then.

I shall show Apple this thread and see what comes of it.
 

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My ipod is fairly new (about a week old). I'll post if this happens, but it seems like it's inevitable. Thanks a lot for the heads up. I won't use any of my other headphones with the ipod until we hear from apple.
 

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This sucks. I have Shure E2Cs. I don't want to ruin them, so I have to switch back to my crappy Apple ones. Has this happened to anyone with E2Cs?
 

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it happened to my etymotic er-6is
so im sure it can happen to any headphone, expensive or cheap
 

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I'm going to take my chances with my Future Sonics EM3's. They cost me $99, but I'm not going to diminish the enjoyment of my 5G on the "chance" that it could blow my headphones. If it does, so be it. But with a handful of members noting this problem on this forum of 86,000+ members, and with millions and millions of iPods in the street, I'll go with the odds and use my iPod as normal. I'll make the assumption (right or wrong) that if it does happen, one way or another I'll get a new pair funded either by Apple or Future Sonics. Or, I'll just purchase another headphone and then decide what to do with the 5G.

I've had defective electronics before. This problem is not widespread (at least from my vantagepoint). I just purchase a Dell Axim X51v, AFTER reading about many issues with the unit and Windows Mobile 5. So far, mine works like a charm.
 

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I got a new one

Returned my 60gig ipod and get a new one from Apple store. So far it's ok. Just watching
 

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oh man i just thought of the perfect reason as to why this is happening...and then i read another post and poof went out of my head.

I'll post if i remember, sorry guys.
 
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