I accidentally washed and dried on high heat a set of earphones, not only do they still work but they sound better than I remember...
I did a load of laundry this weekend washing a pair of cargo shorts without checking all the pockets later to find some earphones sat in the bottom of the dryer all tangled up. The cheap earphones that came with my Zune had been through a heavy load in the washing machine and then a high heat tumble dry for about 80 minutes. I pulled them out thankful they were ones I never cared for, unraveled them while admiring there new shininess, not expecting them to work I plugged them into my Zune and low and behold they sound great! I never gave them a great deal of listening time as I greatly preferred my Yuin PK3, so while not very scientific I think they sound better than the PK3, which they certainly didn't before.
So either my sound signature preference has changed, my PK3s have gone bad, or something happened in the washer/dryer that changed these earphones. Could it be that the speaker got wet and when dried on high heat expanded? I vaguely remember not liking the earphones as they were uninvolving and typical cheap closed in sounding, now they're more open and just decent to listen too, preferring them as I say to my beloved PK3.
Has anyone ever done this and found they still work and/or sound different?
Edited by Graphicism - 11/2/10 at 11:30am