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    lakerider's Avatar
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    Disappointing iPod Nano
    I know the problem with a not very long lasting iPod Nano has been discussed about a year ago but I just had to resurrect the conversation since I've not got any feedback from Apple Support or in Apple forums. My problem now is my 30 day warranty is now up and I'm stuck with a devise that does not live up to the specs and advertising.

    I recently purchased an iPod Nano in September 2015 and have not been able to get more than 4 to 4.5 of playtime out of a fully charged battery. I have reset the software on iTunes, let the battery run completely down and recharged, and changed the on screen lighting with no improvements. I also turn the unit off when I'm not using it. My last attempt was to look at the headphones. My primary use is when I'm cycling and the apple ear buds will not stay in my ears so I purchased a set of Phillips Action Fit Sports Earhook Headphones (SHQ3200/28, Orange and Grey). One thing I have noticed is to get the same volume output out of these headphones as I do with the apple ear buds I have to turn the volume control on the music and volume limit all the way to high vs mid-way with the ear buds. Can the Phillips Headphones be the reason I'm not getting more hours of playtime on the Nano?

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    Moved to proper forum - not a switcher topic.

    As for the Nano: They're all a waste of money. I have purchased 3 of them in the last several years and every one has given out either with a dead battery or a defect. Only a very old Nano from 5 years ago is still working well. As for the headphone problem and battery usage... High impedance headphones will suck battery power because they need more driving power to provide the proper level of loudness and bass. Always try to use headphones that are between 8-16 ohms impedance with your iPod. Most of the better quality headphones are not really designed to be used with an iPod because of their higher impedance. You're much better off using inexpensive ear buds which will not draw a lot of power from the Nano thereby extending battery life.

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    lakerider's Avatar
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    Finally... Thank you very much for the input you have verified what I suspected even though the phillips headphones I'm using are fairly cheap I suspect they have a high impedance like you've mention. I never thought to look but should have realized this when they were doing the same thing with my shuffle. Sorry about posting in the wrong forum.

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