Share Your Tips on How to Keep Earphones "Alive"

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by himynameisjuan, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. himynameisjuan

    himynameisjuan Member

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    If you're anything like me, you've probably been through several sets of earphones.. If you're anything like my friend, you've probably been through several dozen pairs of earphones. I don't think the earphones are to blame, but rather, ourselves. Here are a couple of things I've learned that you may find useful:

    1) Do not wrap your earphones around your iPod, or even a case at that. Wrapping earphones tightly may result in pulling one of the wires on the inside, which then result in listening to music in mono (one working earphone.)
    2) Do not hang your iPod from your earphones in order to untangle them.. Your iPod may be lightweight, but over time you will pull the cables on the inside, again resulting in a mono experience.

    These were basically the causes of me breaking two different sets of Bose In-Ears, but I'd like to hear any lessons learned from your experiences.

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    Matt-09 New Member

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    When cleaning them, don't get them wet!
  3. breakkdown

    breakkdown Active Member

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    who actually does #2?
    isn't that common sense?
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    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Eh, I've done it before, but I was just too lazy to take out the plug. Lol.
  5. himynameisjuan

    himynameisjuan Member

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    Yeah, now I know it's common sense, but before I thought it was cool to see how my iPod spun... yeah.. pretty stupid of me..
  6. Alt+F4

    Alt+F4 New Member

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    You can put the original apple earphones in the washer and dryer(accidently

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    )! And they work perfectly!

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  7. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Or or or, they can mess up and never work again.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Um simple, don't treat them like sh!t.
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    Ralzaider New Member

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    If you listen to music really loudly on the default Apple earphones, the speakers will break eventually. Usually after a few months or so. Had this happen to me twice so far

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    Then don't blast your music?

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