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Headphones don't stand up to normal wear and tear

I have had the right speaker cut out after a few weeks-months on every single one of the headsets and earbuds I've ever owned (at least half a dozen pairs)!!! I seems to happen faster when using a player in my pants pockets. It must be wear on the jack, but these things just are very poorly made in terms of durability. I'm VERY surprised more people don't voice this complain. My only suggestion is to avoid the damage by not carrying players in pockets with headphones attached.

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SOURCE: My cat chewed the wiring on my Bose in-ear headphones

Of course. Just peal off the main isolation and connect wires according to color of their individual isolation. You can just twist them and wrap them with duct tape or solder them and wrap with duct tape.

My cat recently chewed trough 220 Volts stereo power cord (fortunately unplugged) and trough speakers cable too. They work perfectly again after quick fix while my room has become off-limit zone to my cat. ;-)

Better get your tomcat fixed or find him a girlfriend unless you'd like to risk him getting killed when he starts chewing some power cord.

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: My right earphone won't play

Sound not coming out of one side of the headphone is an indication of connection failure, so that means you have to see where its 'broken' from, either inside the headphone on on the wire somewhere. Usually it happens at the jack, especially if you use an ipod as it tends to get moved alot in pockets, etc..

If this is the case, you could try to cut the wire from where you suspect its broken, and get a 3.5mm (or whatever the original size is) replacement (Do-it-yourself) jack from Radio shack or electronics store.

THen you would have to cut the wire, strip the the rubber coating off, and then if applicable, carefully strip the very thin layer of further insulation thats on the wire it self. Otherwise you would directly connect the cables to the prongs/connections located on the replacement jack. And depending on the jack you would screw it in place or soldier it with soldier and soldiering gun.

If its broken in the headphone or at the headphone, thats much harder to do as you would have to open the head/earphone case and soldier it that way and get it back together in one piece.

Next time don't buy bose headphones and by something cheaper, bose isn't that great, skullcandy is pretty good too. Sennheiser is the best though in my opinion. albieit its expensive too..

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Humming sound in the left earpiece

Hi all,

Mine has had the same problem as the rest, and I just fixed mine. I hope this solution will work for
the rest of you also. The problem is with R82 located on the pcboard in the left ear piece. This
is a variable resistor. Inside this resistor it develops a condition called a dry contact where the
wiper isn't making contact with the conductive surface. If the pot is moved a bit then returned
to its original position, it wipes the contact clean and restores normal function. To access this
pot, remove the ear pad and fold down the cloth from the top just enough to get to the screw
that is closest to the top. After removing this screw, you can remove the arch shaped cover
on the outside. R82 is labeled. The problem is they put a drop of glue to prevent the pot from
rotating. GENTLY! remove the drop of glue. I used a sharp knife and wedged it between the
pot and the glue, do not put too much pressure on the pot. Once the glue has been removed,
not the position of the pot and turn it slightly and the return it to its original position. That is all.

For those designing circuits, make sure that you have about 1mA of current through the wiper
during normal operation. This will prevent this problem.

This may not work for you and I am not responsible for making a mess from your headphones
so try it at your own risk.

Let me know if it works.

Mark Bauer

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: My left earbud no longer produces sound!

whatever the problem is give a call to Bose customer support(800-999-2673) and u can talk with them to get a replacement. If u r in one year warranty they will replace it(even if havnt bought it at bose store)...otherwise they will charge $50 i believe

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Wire broke right next to headphone jack; any easy way to fix?

if you are not handy, then no.
repair will require disassembly of the ear piece, splicing of the wire, and reassembly.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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