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My earphones only work when I plug them halfway, but only on the laptop. When I do that on my Iphone 4s there is no sound and If I plug the whole thing in I only hear the background noise. I think its something from the jack, but when I move the wire closely to the jack it works for a second and then disappear again.

Where do you think the problem is?

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Have you tested another earphone? Sometimes when the wires are broken or in a short circuit in earphones, earphones exhibit this behavior. If that is the case, it should be replaced.

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I have the same issue with both my earphones. The ones are SOL Republic Jax, the other ones are SoundMagic. They are both above the regular price for earphones. I am kindly disappointed of what happened and I don't know where the problem is. The SOLs are still in warranty, but I bought them from the United States and right now I am in the UK. I was wondering what is the isse and how could I fix it. –  Delyan Nov 24 '13 at 23:44

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