I just need to ask if it is safe to use the 3.5mm jack the ipod has for things other than headphones/earphones. I first used it in my audio receiver/amplifier and it seems i may have damaged the speakers. Now i use a male to male cable and have hooked it up to my Samsung monitor inoput in order tooutput the sound from the ipod. My question is, are such procedures safe, or do i risk harming the equipment? Cause it seems i may have damaged ireversebly my sony speakers as i mentioned, and i dont want to cause any harm to my monitor or te ipod this time. So can someone please inform me of what the right behavior might be?