I regularly use an ipod on public transit and have a tendancy to listen to loud, raucous music. Is there an ear bud that doesn't broadcast? [more inside]
posted by readery
on Apr 11, 2013 -
Headphone wire repair. Is there a better solution than cutting off the plug and splicing a new one? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi
on Sep 18, 2012 -
The stereo on my Toyota Aygo has an iPod jack, but the sound is AWFUL. If it's loud enough to hear, there's as much hiss as there is music. I've tried every possible volume adjustments between iPod/stereo. Will one of these headphone amps
help? [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Sep 6, 2011 -
I broke some very expensive headphones that i bought at guitar center... How can I get a refund? [more inside]
posted by sizzil34
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Hey Audiophiles - Do I need/should get a headphone amp if I already have powered desktop speakers that have a headphone jack?
I can't find any specs for the headphone jack on my speakers(is it just passthru?) but i can't find this speak on any others i shop for.
I was looking to buy Sound Blaster X-Fi HD or just some nice < $200 computer speakers with a headphone jack?
Any suggestions? Am I completely off?
FYI - these are for a set of Sennheiser HD595
posted by pharcide
on May 14, 2011 -
I have a Droid Incredible and the only minijack it likes appears to like are attached to my iPod headphones (not headset). Does anyone know of a minijack-minijack or minijack-RCA cable that would make it happy? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner
on Jan 12, 2011 -
I think my iPod's (5G; 30 GB) headphone jack may be screwy. It seems to make headphones that penetrate it permanently screwy. Am I just screwed? [more inside]
posted by randomname25
on Jul 8, 2010 -
The headphones for my iphone don't go in all the way. What did I break and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by eisenkr
on Mar 3, 2010 -
AirplaneFilter: Why do airplanes have such weird headphone jacks (power jacks, too, while we're at it)? What's the benefit of having the double-jack except to require the use of crappy airline headphones or an adapter?
posted by sdis
on Feb 20, 2010 -
Today I saw a guy wearing what looked to be a pair of headphones that resembled a half-box on his head. Rather than curved plastic, the headphones met at 90 degree angles. Has anyone else seen these and/or know who manufactures them?
posted by coolguy#1
on Dec 10, 2009 -
I need a hard case for my Motorola S9-HD Wrap Around Headphones. They came with a cloth pouch, but I need something solid to protect the headphones from being crushed while in my bag. [more inside]
posted by intrigued
on Oct 21, 2009 -
iPhone 3G: The little silver ring
around my iPhone 3G's headphone jack has gone missing, and now headphones don't stay in the jack...they just slide right out. The jack still works--if I press down really hard on the headphone connector, sound comes out of the headphones--but as soon as I let up the headphones come right out. Everything else on the phone works fine. What are my options for getting this repaired? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T.
on Sep 24, 2009 -
What is the signature sound of Grado headphones? Are they ok for listening on an iPod, specifically for electric bass (not rap music). [more inside]
posted by kenliu
on Sep 1, 2009 -
Please recommend a Bluetooth headset that's good for both listening to music and talking on the phone. I plan to pair it to both my Mac and my iPhone (not at the same time). In-ear and on-ear are both OK.
posted by adamrice
on Jun 5, 2009 -
I have about a quarter of an inch of a headphone jack snapped off inside my laptop due to a manic dachshund. Can you recommend a tool I can use to get it out? I've tried very small tweezers but I can't get in there. I attempted to open it up but stopped when I got to the point I didn't know what I was doing.
posted by zzazazz
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Did this cheap POS from the dollar store really just break my computer headphone jack? [more inside]
posted by BrnP84
on Mar 2, 2009 -
I am a budget headphone audiophile with $250 to buy myself a toy. I do not want upgrade my amp or source at this point, would the AKG 701 headphones be a wasted investment? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on Jan 3, 2009 -
I love my Sennheiser HD 580 headphones, but the cord gets tangled around my chair. Could I switch to cordless headphones with no loss in sound quality? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Oct 3, 2008 -
My Early 2007 Macbook makes a continuous popping sound (through the headphone jack) whenever anything is plugged into the headphone jack. Audio plays normally through the built in speakers, but only the thumping/popping sound through headphones or external speakers. [more inside]
posted by Dorri732
on Aug 28, 2008 -
Have you ever been riding on mass transit next to someone whose headphones are so loud you can hear them several feet away? If so, do you ask them to turn it down?
posted by shivohum
on May 9, 2008 -
I'm an old stodgy audiophile finding myself forced to resort to iPod, but I want to make the most of it. First of all, I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to use line-out audio on my ipod (5th generation), and simultaneously charge via AC. Does such a thing exist?
Also, what's the standard audiophile solution for on-the-go listening? Headphones into mini-preamp into dock, I'd suppose?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Apr 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for cheap, deep-in-the-ear earbuds for listening to audiobooks. The sound quality doesn't have to be great, because I won't use them to listen to music. I want cheap ones, because I inevitably break headphones, and I don't want to have to spend $100 every month. On the other hand, I'm willing to spend $20 a month if I have to. In-the-ear, because I don't want to keep my wife awake with "leaking" sound. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 20, 2007 -
I'd like to find an alarm clock that supports playing MP3 files through a USB drive or memory card. I found this one
which seems almost perfect. But does it have a headphone jack? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler
on Nov 18, 2007 -
Can anybody help me source headphone adapters that won't break all my headphone sockets? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet
on Sep 18, 2007 -
I need to replace the approx 3" diameter foam discs on my Beyerdynamic headphones - the ones that sit between the baffle and the driver. There's no information on the Beyerdynamic site, and I had this problem with Sennheiser before - these things are damn hard to come by (I know that Sennheiser make spares, but finding the ones that fit your cans is another story). Can I just make my own? Where would I go to buy thin foam that would feel nice pressed against my ears on a daily basis? Any other suggestions?
posted by russmail
on Sep 8, 2007 -
A friend recently gave me a pair of used Sennheiser HD - 600 headphones. Plugged directly into the back of my computer they sound very meh. So I'm guessing they need an amp. What are some of the best at the best price that will work with my computer?
posted by vronsky
on May 13, 2007 -
I was listening to a jazz CD on my Linn Classic, through a pair of Sennheiser HD-280s, and am noticing a static hiss when the music goes quiet. Does anyone know if the headphones might be shot, or if there's something to do with the source, or if any way to fix it? I'm guessing the disc wasn't recorded with that much ambient hiss in it, though I could be wrong...
posted by dearleader
on Mar 12, 2007 -
Where can I get a replacement cord for my Sennheiser 497 headphones? [more inside]
posted by moift
on Mar 2, 2007 -
I was using the headphone jack on my macbook and moved it around slightly when the sound suddenly cut out. I soon realized that the very tip of the headphone plug had broken off and gotten stuck inside the jack, and the rest of the plug remained intact. I tried using a small refrigerator magnet to see if it would draw the broken bit out, but it didn't, and i didn't want to try a more powerful magnet because I don't know where the hard drive is in the computer. I was thinking maybe getting some pointy tweezers and taking the battery out so I don't electrocute myself while poking around in the jack? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by hidinginabunker
on Dec 22, 2006 -
I've got a similar situation to the American Idol runner-up: My right ear is fully functional, but I am 90% deaf on my left ear. However, my left ear was deformed at birth, so my earbuds don't fit in it. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4
on May 22, 2006 -
Is there a way to use my microphone input as a headphone output on a Dell laptop running Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by pissfactory
on Oct 31, 2005 -
I need to solder on a new plug for the cable of my stereo headphones. They are not hard-wired; the headphone end has a stereo plug the same size as you'd use for a cell phone. The other end, now that I've clipped off the offending (molded-on) plug, has three colored wires -- red, green, copper. Which colors are left, right and ground when I do the soldering?
posted by banjomensch
on Aug 28, 2005 -