Make Your Own Noise Blocking Headphones

Make Your Own Noise Blocking Headphones

Here’s an easy and cheap way to make your own noise blocking headphones. All you need is a pair of ear-protection earmuffs ($15.50), a cutting tool, and airline/walkman style headphones.

Etymotic ER6is Are Good iPod Headphone Replacements

Etymotic ER6is Are Good iPod Headphone Replacements

Etymotic ER6is are good iPod headphone replacements/upgrades.

Above And Beyond: Etymotic Keeps The Music Flowing

Above And Beyond: Etymotic Keeps The Music Flowing

Reader John’s $150 ER6i headphones broke over one month out of warranty. He sent Etymotic an email.

I have a pair of ER6i’s with a loose connection in the miniplug. They are out of warranty by a few weeks (I bought them from BH Photo Video February 2nd 2006). The sound to the left earplug goes completely out until I tweak the wire going into the miniplug a bit. What will be the cost of getting these repaired?

Etymotic’s surprising response, inside.

Continental’s In-flight Headphones Make Ears Bleed

51-year-old Vanessa Saunder is suing Continental Airlines after defective in-flight headphones blew out her hearing. She says that mid-flight,

The News; Say it With Brio, Say it With Bernake!

The News; Say it With Brio, Say it With Bernake!

• Consumer affairs just got a whole lot sexier! [WP] “Avoiding Customer Service Nightmares”

Morning Deals Round Up

• Newegg has the Sennheiser PC 150 Headset, perfect for gaming or Skyping, for $30 after $10 off coupon code NYNG011006. Ships free, as well.

Sony Makes Buying Replacement Parts Expensive and Difficult

Sony Makes Buying Replacement Parts Expensive and Difficult

Hilary G. writes:

My friends & I really like the Sony Fontopia headphones. The earbuds are soft & comfortable, and block outside noise well enough that you may listen at a civilized, Pete Townshend-sanctioned volume. They come with 4 removable earbuds, a pair each of small & medium. However, no matter how hard I try to be careful, eventually my headphones will wind up at the bottom of my bag with heavy junk thrown on top of them, or they’ll get caught on my coat collar, or a dog will chew on them, and with these headphones that means the earbud will get pulled off. And once they’re off, man those little suckers are hard to find.

Afternoon Deal Round-Up

What better way to show our visitors that we don’t go easy on Amazon.com than the shameless huckstering of their wares? Although we swear, the Amazon heaviness of this Morning (sorry, Afternoon!) Deal Round-Up is merely the random chance of a godless universe.

Pete Townshend Says iPods WILL Make You Deaf

Pete Townshend Says iPods WILL Make You Deaf

On the weighty topic of ear buds causing deafness, Pete Townshend has offered up his luminous thoughts.

Ear Bud Headphones Causing Deafness

Apparently, ear bud style headphones are causing people in their early twenties to suffer the sort of hearing impairment that typically afflicts codgery octogenarians with bronze hearing conches sticking out of their ears.