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My earbuds keep dying!

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  1. Champ

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    I don't know what's wrong. I had two pairs of skull candies that died. I brought some v-moda's a couple of weeks ago and now there dead. The only thing I can think of is my brothers computer. He has a MacBook. I don't know if it uses a high jack voltage or what. On all of them, the right bud completely died. I was listening to music with my Moda's, then I let him use them for about 20 mins. Later I plug them in later and dead. I have they worst luck with everything.
     
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    I removed the unusual characters from the title, Champ. They cause problems sometimes.

    Have you tested the buds on other computer after they seem dead on yours?
     
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    awww, c'mon man. I liked the little symbols to express my anger:laugh:
     
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    Yeah, I did and they still don't work.
     
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    Express your anger in the thread, not in the title :toast:

    I agree with you, sounds like something is taking them out.
    Not sure what though, especially if they are dying on multiple computers.
    Does it affect a headset or just buds? Maybe they just are not up to the task.
     
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    have you tested them with a mutimeter?
    reason i ask is you may have inadvertantly tugged the wire out

    tbh i've never heard of someone blowing them up ever
    i think you've more chance of damaging the tiny amplifier
    also have you wiggled the plug while it's still in the socket?
     
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    Perhaps he is simply turning them up too loud?
     
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    try on other computers, or ask your bro is he using it too loud.
    or the cables snapped..
     
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    Actually, he just showed me that the plug has to be put in a weird way for it to work. It has to sit almost half out. Sound like the problem. Sadly, that doesn't bring them back. Thanks.
     

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