8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 7, 2012 3:30 PM by planb77
Yoshi2889 Level 1 Level 1

Hello!

 

I bought the Apple Earphones with microphone at the start of this year. These, to be exact:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB770G/B/apple-earphones-with-remote-and-mic?f node=3d

 

In the beginning it all worked perfectly. Earphones sounded great, they worked perfectly fine.

After a while of normal use, the bass disappeared. I guess it got scared of me, I have no idea.

 

Well, when I insert the earphones in my ears like they should (with the grey part facing down), the earphones give a dull sounding volume (like there's an old radio miles away) and no bass at all.

 

When I turn 'em 90 degrees, the volume cranks up to the normal sound and the bass also kinda returns. The grey part is then facing to the outside of my face. This, obviously, looks stupid, so I don't consider this to be a real solution.

 

I googled around and found people having the same problem, with the same "solution".

 

Should I get them replaced? Is there an alternative solution without me having to pry them open?

 

Thanks for any answers you can give me


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Yoshi2889 on Oct 7, 2012 2:14 AM Solved

Well I'm not gonna bother anymore, I've found my HTC earbuds that came with my HTC HD2 and they work perfectly fine. They even fit better.

Reply by planb77 on Sep 9, 2012 7:58 PM Helpful

Since they are still under a year old, I would recommend returning them to your local Apple Store/Genius Bar to see if they can be swapped out for a new set at no cost.  Or perhaps they could at least let you try another pair to help determine if it's an issue with the iPod or the headset.

 

B-rock

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  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    Since they are still under a year old, I would recommend returning them to your local Apple Store/Genius Bar to see if they can be swapped out for a new set at no cost.  Or perhaps they could at least let you try another pair to help determine if it's an issue with the iPod or the headset.

     

    B-rock

  • Yoshi2889 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks fire your reply!

    I'll try to get them swapped. My iPod works fine with earphones, and all of my computers have the same problem with these earphones.

    I'll inform you once I get any result.

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    Aha.  So we know it is the headset then.  Best of luck! Let us know how it goes!


    B-rock

  • Yoshi2889 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks!

     

    I don't want to sound like a wimp, but how much are the chances of this happening again? As I said I just used the earbuds like normal, I didn't do anything weird with it (which is weird as some friends of mine are really rough with their sets and they aren't broken...yet), and I don't want to keep bugging our local store so they run out of earbuds

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    I don't want to sound like a wimp, but how much are the chances of this happening again?

     

    I would say to slim to none assuming you are handling the earbuds with care. 

     

    B-rock

  • kyle1427885 Level 1 Level 1

    Just a note the head phones that u have don't have a a lot of bass in Them. I have a pair of Sony headphones and will they where 40$ have bass can hear it and u can have it up 3/4 of the way and if someone is standing 5 ft away they can't hear what u are listing 2. I don't know for my self about the new headphones but I hear good things about them I can wait tell I can try them!

  • Yoshi2889 Level 1 Level 1

    Well I'm not gonna bother anymore, I've found my HTC earbuds that came with my HTC HD2 and they work perfectly fine. They even fit better.

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7

    Whatever floats your boat.


    B-rock