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I dropped my new Ipod Nano, and can't tell if it affected sound quality?

Asked by VisionaryAdvait (167 points ) March 2nd, 2010

I dropped my Ipod and believe it could have affected sound quality as something does not sound right but I don’t know if it is my imagination or really different. Could a drop cause a difference in sound quality even though it is still playing and sounds mostly normal? It sounds like it is skipping undertones or beats.

I tried to listen to two different sources but it is hard to tell.

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Rarebear's avatar

Dropping it won’t affect sound quality, unless you dropped it hard enough that it broke. I drop mine all the time.

hiphiphopflipflapflop's avatar

I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s all solid state, no moving parts like the iPod Classic. You’d need to have a component dislodge from the board to effect its function, which would most likely result in it not working at all rather than causing a subtle loss in sound quality.

I have one and have dropped it countless times.

VisionaryAdvait's avatar

I hope so. It is hard for me to tell if it is my imagination or what but I thought if dropping it really affected it it would totally cut it off. There still is something weird going on but maybe it is my car system.

mrrich724's avatar

Once, when I bought the first Nano out (so naturally it was my prized possession), I looked at the screen and it was all blurry and messed up.

I was SO MAD because I babied that thing every moment (as if I could possibly prevent it from getting really badly scuffed). Then, when I took off my shades to have a closer look, it got better . . . I was wearing polarized glasses and they reacted to the screen LOL!

Anyway, sorry it didn’t ask your question, but hopefully it can cheer you up if your sound doesn’t get better :)

PhillyCheese's avatar

Nah, it shouldn’t. You should buy a nice thick rubber cover for next time.

If you really think it affected the sound, fool around with the equalizer and set it to what you think suits you best.

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

Lets put it this way, I got rear ended by somone and it only damaged my bumper. Yet for the next few days, I thought my car was bumpy, but it was only my imagination.

PacificToast's avatar

If you can’t tell, then prolly nothing.

dabbler's avatar

The sorts of things that could break on a nano would not cause a small difference in playback quality. You’re either good to go or you’ll have a catastrophic failure (e.g. no sound).

qwertzicle's avatar

I’d say you should get a friend with an Ipod Nano and find a song you both have. Listen to theirs first on the highest volume and then listen to yours.If the song sounds different on yours, go to your closest apple store.

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