4 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2012 4:03 PM by iTryFreeApps
fuad121 Level 1 Level 1

Every time  i use any other earphones they all end up with only one 'working ear'. So is it the earphones fault or the iPods? Because so far only an apple earphone had worked for longer then 3 weeks.

iPod nano
  • turtleshells1998 Level 1 Level 1

    Whether or not the problem is with the ipod or the earphones depends on the song you are listening to.  Some Beatles songs only play in one ear, as well as Lady GaGa.  It also depends on how many pairs of ear phones you got, and what company they are from.


    If it has happened for 3 or more sets of phones, it is most likely the ipod.  Thats what happened to my cd player about a year before I got my ipod.  It fell and never played out of both ears again.

  • fuad121 Level 1 Level 1

    Nah i plugged the earphone into other players and the same result and yes i used over 3 headphones. But the last time i used an apple earphone it worked perfectly for over 6 months.

  • turtleshells1998 Level 1 Level 1

    o... actually that makes sense.  I have never tried "other" earphones on my ipod, so I'm not sure of this, but it may be a scam run by apple that makes the apple ipods only compatible with apple earplugs.  Would that make sense?

  • iTryFreeApps Level 1 Level 1

    You might want to check if the plug is all the way in. The Apple headphones plug has two white rings, and three silver rings (other headphones are similar). The tip of the plug goes to the left ear, and the middle silver ring goes into the right ear. iPod Nano 5th generation and later can detect four rings: ground, mic (or other), Right, and Left. If it's not all the way in, then your iPod might think that there's no input for Left, an input for Right, a mic, and a ground.