Ha! I thought that was a real funy statement. Back to topic; the quality will be the same through both head phones but you will have to turn up your volume up. Just be careful that when you and whome ever else are listening to your iPod not to unplug any head phone set. This will cause the volume of the set that is still plugged in to dramatically increase in volume. You will get reduced battery life though, I am not sure how much of a reduction. If all your music is at 128AAC then it shouldn't be much of a reduction, if it is at a higher bit rate then it will probably be a large reduction in battery life.Superweirdash said:And the heaphone output DOES use the battery. Obviously. Sound doesn't just "appear".