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  • maccalvins Level 1 Level 1
    The headphones suck. How can you prevent sweating at the gym?? The shuffle is a great concept but needs to go back to the drawing board.
  • Redderz Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same issue with the remote on the headphones becoming useless after sweating at the gym,I have gone thought 3 sets of headphones now. The last 2 sets managed only a couple of session at the gym.

    The Shuffle is ideal for the gym with it being so small but unfortunately the headphones are a joke!!!

    Apple are you doing anything about this?!?!
  • little_boo_boo Level 1 Level 1
    I am really disappointed with the 3rd gen ipod shuffle. Run for 15 minutes and it stops working as soon as I start sweating. Bought a Belkin adapter so I could use my over the ear headphones. Worked ok for about a month but then moisture problem started again. I refuse to spend $20 every month or so buying adapters. Really liked the small size but I'm going back to my nano and armband.

    My wife has a 2nd gen shuffle and she has no problems. Why did Apple have to change a good thing?
  • globug Level 1 Level 1
    wow, same thing is happening to mine. I thought that I had pulled the headphone cord to hard but maybe not. You would think that Apple would have thought this thru.
    I love the 4g but its a pain in the middle of your run when the music starts to blast at you and you cant fix it. I just about threw mine in the river. Please help APPLE! Fix this NOW!
  • Prydey Level 1 Level 1
    I'm having the same problem as everyone else. The voiceover starts randomly... the tracks jump, then the volume will not adjust. REALLY annoying. First, I replaced the headphones. Then the iPod itself. SAME problems recur. I'm considering smashing it with a hammer, but I'm not sure this will be an effective long term solution.
  • ravgman Level 1 Level 1
    I had the same issue. Apple replaced the headphones but next the one died (slowly with the myriad odd symptoms everyone talks about) after a few weeks of running. I ended up buying the Belkin adapter and ust it with an older pair of Apple headphones I had. I work up a pretty good sweat but it works fine now. One thing I do is to clip the Shuffle to a pocket and wrap it around so it is inside the pocket. A kludge but effective for me. Keeping my fingers crossed...
  • RickMcN Level 1 Level 1
    Had the same apparent moisture issues. First headphone set crapped out after one or two days (controls are too flimsy). Bought a Belkin adapter and it worked well. Then the Shuffle itself stopped working properly - repeatedly stopped playing after about 10 minutes of running. Had the shuffle replaced by Apple and after a few days the new one also began intermittent play while running. Furthermore, the shuffle does not hold a charge for very long (2nd gen is better). Very frustrating. Have an old 2nd Gen shuffle backup - never a problem.

    Based on my experience and those described in this forum I would conclude that the 3rd gen ipod shuffle is a defective product that Apple should cease marketing.
  • Fullbag Level 1 Level 1
    After one month using remote control on the headphone stops working. Junk stuff
  • RD30120 Level 1 Level 1
    My Mom gave me the the iPod Shuffle for Christmas 2009. I am having the same problems with my iPod Shuffle. Volume goes down once turned on and eventually turns off.

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  • madonova Level 1 Level 1
    Greetings Everyone~~

    It was incredibly exciting buying my first Apple device: 3rd Generation Shuffle in January, 2010. I've been a swimmer for 35 years and also purchased the waterproof casing that threads through your goggles & sits on the back of your head when swimming. Finally, no more tedious workouts in the pool. I absolutely love it!! I've never had any issues w/the device, headphones or the water proof case until yesterday. While working out at the gym, the volume wouldn't adjust, songs wouldn't shuffle & I was unable to listen to music since the song notification stayed on.

    After working out, I went for a swim and didn't experience any issues w/it in the water proof case. This tells me that the headphones are the issue.

    Since this is an inherent defect w/the product,will Apple replace w/out charging a fee or consider a different product design? After reading several posts on this same issue, I'm optimistic that Apple will honor it's warranty & replace w/out a fee & without question. Otherwise, I'd look pretty silly working out @ the gym wearing my swim cap/goggles just so I can listen to some tunes .

    Yes; this is a big deal for me. You have to understand that up until January 2010, I was still using my Sony Walkman (audio tapes). Straw that broke the camel's back....a gym member asked me...'what's that? I've never seen one of those before.' I'll let you know how it goes w/the Apple folks.
  • enoxia Level 1 Level 1
    Can´t believe apple being a serios a huge company won´t recall it´s headphones...I bought the ipod shuffle in spain and the controls don´t work after a few days of workout in the GYM hope they test a humid proof control and solve the problem once and for all.
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5
    did you read this (noted in my previous post?
  • madonova Level 1 Level 1
    I didn't make it to the store last night but will try this route instead. Thanks so much!!
  • morianas Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Henry,
    Apple has determined that the Apple Headphones with Remote included with the iPod shuffle (3rd gen) may fail under certain conditions. If your Shuffle has a certain serial number you can change your Headphones following this procedure:

    Hope this will solve your problem as it did for me.