Genuine Apple iPhone headphones


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HairyArse
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So my iPhone headphones died a death after being washed. I ordered some supposedly genuine ones off Amazon but they were, quite frankly, fucking rubbish. The microphone didn't work, the cable quality was poor, the volume controls only worked intermittently and they lasted a week before developing a loose connection.

From the Apple store a replacement set is £26 quid. Fuck that.

Having been stung too many times by cheap ones on Amazon can anyone recommend a cheaper place to buy genuinely genuine replacements?
#1 at 12:19:10 - 13/01/2012
Kay
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Not sure if you can get genuine Apple-branded earphones from anywhere other than Apple, unfortunately, so why not use the opportunity to buy a better set of earphones? :)

iHeadphones have some decent-looking iPhone earphones that start cheap:

http://www.iheadphones.co.uk/iphone-headphones/in-ear-3.html?dir=asc&order=price
#2 at 12:58:57 - 13/01/2012
Binky
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Anything other than from the Apple Store are fake and will break. Almost FACT.

I found replacing my apple headphones a real chore, as like you I think they're ridiculously expensive. I've ended up with a pair of JVC ones that did the job, at £25.

They've broke already after 3 months :(

#3 at 13:01:08 - 13/01/2012
Kay
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Also, I *think* I still have the pair that came with my iPhone... they're still unused (assuming my brother hasn't already nicked them), I'll have a check tonight...
#4 at 13:14:18 - 13/01/2012
ilmaestro
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I know you... uh... "like" Apple products, Hairy, but I really think Kay's piece of advice is the one to follow. :-)
#5 at 01:45:44 - 14/01/2012
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I have no loyalty to them I just want a set of headphones with working volume up/down, hands-free and a play/pause/skip button. I know I can use any other headphones, but they won't have those controls, right?
#6 at 10:35:12 - 14/01/2012
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Aha, that makes more sense!
#7 at 20:10:57 - 14/01/2012
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You can get non-shit headphones with volume control, just google dude.
#8 at 02:46:25 - 18/01/2012
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If I google dude, I get the Big Lebowski?
#9 at 09:34:44 - 18/01/2012
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Hairy, did you ever sort out a pair of Apple headphones ? If not I think I've got an unworn pair in my iPhone4 box still.
#10 at 02:08:12 - 25/01/2012
HairyArse
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Hey JimJam. I bought a pair of Sennheisers in the end but if you have them going spare then I'd be more than happy to take them off your hands as my currents earphones don't have any controls.

\o/
#11 at 10:13:32 - 25/01/2012
JimJam
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Cool - I'll send you an email. Reply with your address and I'll post 'em to you.
#12 at 19:24:21 - 27/01/2012
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Did they arrive ?
#13 at 21:06:04 - 07/02/2012
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Hey mate. They did indeed arrive and I am eternally in your debt.
#14 at 13:06:27 - 08/02/2012
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Glad to hear they got to you safely :)
#15 at 02:25:00 - 09/02/2012

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