This is especially useful if your warranty has expired. Normally, the apple store dude will ask you to buy new one/refurbished one. That's garbage. There are 2 solutions (which an Apple worker recommended to me on the D/L): 0) Shove aluminium foil in there. 1) Use bluetooth earphones 2) Buy an adapter with an earphone jack that you can insert into the dock connector slot on your Ipod. These do exist EXAMPLE:: FiiO E1 Headphone Amplifier http://www.fiio.com.cn/en/showproduct.asp?id=316 Please Register or Log in to view images Now the question is, where the the best place to start looking for these products? I know bluetooth headphones can be expensive. I have an example above of the FiiO E1 Headphone Amplifier. Is this good quality stuff? Can I find better/cheaper?