Nearly a year ago, I mentioned how my Sony Fontopia EX71 earbuds refuse to die. Well, that is no longer true as the right earbud has failed. This makes perfect sense. A few months ago I spotted the earbuds at a ridiculously low price over at Amazon, and regretfully neglected to pick up a backup pair.
I checked for a loosened wire, but after stripping away some of the rubber stress relief, I realized that the failure must be in the earbud itself, and there’s now way for me to get in there.