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Should I attempt simple DIY repair on my VAIO laptop?

The headphone jack in my Sony VAIO laptop is broken. Should I try to fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by Martin E. on Jul 10, 2007 - 8 answers

What? I can't hear you!

Are active noise cancelling headphones safe for your hearing? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Jun 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Headphone jack issues: "Garble garble foofoofooo." "Exactly right, Rose."

The main headphone jack on my computer has a huge distortion (to the point of making words incomprehensible) for higher pitched voices and instruments. Why? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Mar 31, 2007 - 11 answers

PS: I'll gladly take ear/headphone recommendations :-D

iPod + which eaphones/headphones = least hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by mittenedsex on Mar 15, 2007 - 18 answers

How do people listen to audio in the shower?

One Ipod. One shower. One man. How can this man listen to his audio in the shower without damaging his Ipod or his ear cavities, using only household (or otherwise inexpensive) items. IMPORTANT : Must be able to hear the words. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 14, 2007 - 15 answers

How to record a sing-along choir track without a pile of headphones?

Lo-fi group recording: how can I record a 6-8 person sing-along choir cleanly if I don't already own a bunch of headphones and splitters? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Feb 7, 2007 - 18 answers

Why Are My Headphones Picking Up Digital TV?

I hear voices in the static... and they're laughing. [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Jan 18, 2007 - 6 answers

Fix my headphones or let them die?

My venerable Sony MDR-V500DJ headphones have finally, after 6 years, lost sound in the left ear. Is there a way I can repair the cord and the now faulty wiring? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jan 11, 2007 - 5 answers

How to ad a headphone jack to a simple speaker?

AudioFilter: how can I add a headphone jack to a simple speaker? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Jan 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Bluetooth headphones

Recommendations for bluetooth headphones, primarily for music so not interested in the single earpiece products. [more inside]
posted by amestoy on Dec 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Where to trade headphone ear buds?

I have a set of Sony MDR-EX71SL Fontopia in-ear headphones. Where can I trade my extra sets of earbuds for a set of large ones? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Dec 8, 2006 - 5 answers

help me hear you

laptop hardware fix-it-yourself question: a shoddy headphone out port on an old laptop controls my audio. depending on how far the headphones are plugged in, i get sound variously from speakers or half headphones. there's [more inside]
posted by yonation on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Save my Grados from Ostracization!

Is there any way to comparatively test the performance of my headphones' channels? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Nov 14, 2006 - 3 answers

Wearing a headset causes swollen ears?

My ears feel swollen after using a headset for a few days. Anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by bob sarabia on Nov 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Wireless headphones similar to these?

Does anyone else make wireless headphones that are very similar to these ones from Radio Shack? [more inside]
posted by lemuria on Oct 24, 2006 - 1 answer

lend me your ear(phone)s

headphone choice for non symmetrical hearing: my father is mostly-deaf in one ear. He wears an in-ear hearing aid that works well. He would like to find the following... [more inside]
posted by luriete on Oct 24, 2006 - 4 answers

Keep the foam thingies on my earbuds?

Is there a trick to keep the foam thingies from falling off my earbuds? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Sep 21, 2006 - 11 answers

my ipod hates the left channel

Is my iPod messing up the left channel of my headphones? [more inside]
posted by sswiller on Aug 29, 2006 - 12 answers

Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed?

Is the headphone plug on my iPod doomed? I just bought new earbuds to replace some old ones that I use with my 2nd gen. iPod and there's no sound in the left channel. [more inside]
posted by box elder on Aug 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Can you recommend good USB headphones?

Can you recommend good USB headphones? As usual there's [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Am I damaging my hearing?

Often when listening to music or a film on my in-ear (ipod) headphones I fold my ears forward and hold them. Is this damaging my hearing? [more inside]
posted by oxala on Jul 29, 2006 - 6 answers

fragile, expensive... broken

Help me diagnose my broken expensive headphones… again. [more inside]
posted by JeNeSaisQuoi on Jul 13, 2006 - 7 answers

A DJ earbud?

Why do DJs use only one headphone? [more inside]
posted by pantsrobot on Jun 30, 2006 - 40 answers

Is the headphone jack in my laptop broken for good?

I broke the audio line-out jack on my laptop! Help! [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Jun 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Is headphone "burn-in" real?

Is there any evidence to support the idea that headphones need to be "burned in" to sound better? [more inside]
posted by Prospero on Jun 5, 2006 - 18 answers

Want to buy earbuds for running

I'm looking for earbuds that offer superior sound quality and that I can wear while running. My over the ear Ravemp buds finally gave out. I haven't been able to find any decent sounding replacements that don't fall out of my ears after a few minutes of running. Price range < $75. Must be available on the internet.
posted by Juicylicious on May 3, 2006 - 13 answers

broken bose triport headphones

I broke the plug on my bose triport headphones and i'm trying to fix them myself. I bought wirestrippers and a stereo headphone jack but when I tried to attach the wires I realized I have no idea what im doing. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me accommodate my sweaty ears

Can you suggest some headphones suitable for running? [more inside]
posted by talitha_kumi on Mar 27, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I keep headphone wires from fraying at the plug?

How do I keep headphone wires from fraying at the plug? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Mar 4, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me protect my new headphones!

What's the best way to protect my headphones when I'm on the move and not using them? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Does anyone make headphones with a built-in MP3 player?

Does anyone make headphones with a built-in MP3 player? [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Jan 28, 2006 - 8 answers

Recommend Muay Thai camp in Thailand

Can anyone recommend a Muay Thai Camp in Thailand or Phuket to train for about a week? [more inside]
posted by erd0c on Jan 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Need a headset and/or adapter to work on both computer and regular phone

I want recommendations for good headphones and a microphone (or headphones and microphone and adapter(s)) that work well for VOIP on my computer, and with regular office telephones, and to listen to music on my computer. [more inside]
posted by mistersix on Nov 30, 2005 - 8 answers

Headphone recommendation.

Looking to buy noise limiting/cancelling/reduction/silence headphones... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 22, 2005 - 27 answers

How to keep in-ear headphones in my ear?

I recently picked up a set of Apple's in-ear headphones and for the life of me I can't keep them in my ears. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by jazon on Sep 16, 2005 - 14 answers

What are the best headphones?

So like what are your favorite, what are the best dj and/or audiophile headphones? Grado Labs? Sennheiser?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Sep 15, 2005 - 27 answers

Homemade noice-reducing headphones.

Homemade noise-reducing headphones. Link wanted, please. My Google-fu is failing me... [more inside]
posted by kingb on Sep 6, 2005 - 7 answers

crackle buzz buzz

Is there a way to fix a crackly-headphones problem that I always always have with walkmen and mp3 players? [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny on Aug 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Automatic pausing ... because I'm lazy

Are there such things as automatic-pause headphones? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts on Aug 4, 2005 - 17 answers

What are the best headphones for athletic use?

What are the best sports headphones for general working out and/or running? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jul 29, 2005 - 12 answers

Nintendo headphones

I bought Electoplankton for Nintendo DS from Japan, and it came with some free Nintendo headphones. They have a component on them near the plug, which the lead enters and exists from. It has hinges and looks like it should open, but it doesn't. I can't work out what it's for. Any ideas?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Jul 18, 2005 - 6 answers

non-earplug headphones compatible with hat and sunglasses

I finally have an MP3 player. I hate sticking things in my ears. I'm pale and don't go out in the summer without a hat and sunglasses. Does anyone have any brilliant ideas about how to fit headphones into that mix? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jun 15, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I make my Shure e2c's not hurt my ears?

I've got a pair of Shure e2c's for listening to music on my iPod and as noise cancelling discreet headphones go, they're great. However as comfortable and secure in the ear headphones go, they suck. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jun 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Best Earbuds?

I need to get earbuds for my morning ferry ride to use with my laptop. Which ones are best? [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors on May 13, 2005 - 22 answers

Headphones make my ears sweat

Headphones, particularly those that surround the ear, make my ears uncomfortably hot. I've tried ear buds and etymotic in the ear phones, but find them uncomfortable. Are there decent headphones that sit off the ear or lightly on the ear that won't be so hot?
posted by Jackson on May 4, 2005 - 9 answers

Recommendations for cordless headphones?

I'm about to get a roommate, and she's warned me that she tends to play her music loud, and late (she's a bartender, so she works until about 2am). I'd like to buy her some cordless headphones; any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by littleme on Mar 28, 2005 - 14 answers

I need new headphones

I need new headphones. Which ones should I get? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Mar 16, 2005 - 17 answers

Noise canceling headphones?

I want to get a nice set of noise canceling headphones, and would appreciate some first-hand reviews. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl on Mar 16, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I keep my speakers from muting when using headphones?

How in the world can I keep Windows XP from automatically muting the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [more inside]
posted by Stunt on Mar 16, 2005 - 9 answers

Silly ten foot headphone cords!

I have a pair of headphones that I like, but the cord on them is ten feet long. As it is I have to wrap them up with an elastic band. Is there a way to cut the cord, remove a bit of the wire, and put it back together? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 9, 2005 - 22 answers

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