Has This Ever Happened To You?

  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    Mar 30, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    Maybe it's just me, but when you are working out, you usually heave your headphones in right? Do they ever randomly shock your ears? I kept feeling sharp sparks in my ear, they didn't really hurt, but they got REALLY annoying! wondering if this is usual with all the sweat and it being an electrical item or I just need new headphones.
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    Mar 31, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    file a lawsuit!!!
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    Mar 31, 2011 6:19 AM GMT
    hey it just happened to me too for the first time two days ago!!!
    I was like wtf is going on with my headphones!?!?
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    Mar 31, 2011 7:56 AM GMT
    xcuriousgeorge69 saidMaybe it's just me, but when you are working out, you usually heave your headphones in right? Do they ever randomly shock your ears? I kept feeling sharp sparks in my ear, they didn't really hurt, but they got REALLY annoying! wondering if this is usual with all the sweat and it being an electrical item or I just need new headphones.


    I've had this happen before, and think it's the sweat. Just try wipping them with your shirt or towel in an attempt to dry them a bit if they zap you again.
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    Mar 31, 2011 10:17 AM GMT
    Well it could be a loose connection from the wiring to the transducer.

    One way to essentially solve it could be lower the output of the headphones and see if that works. The frequency response and output of transducers we buy for our PMPs is really, really poor. Sound level output is directly proportional to voltage. The voltage is not high by any means, but could definitely cross over to skin if there's a conductive material on the skin(sweat).
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    Mar 31, 2011 10:26 AM GMT
    YEP... it was a really old pair of headphones though.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Mar 31, 2011 10:32 AM GMT
    Buy a new pair! Headphones are not supposed to "shock" you at anytime. You don't want to end up damaging your ears somehow! icon_eek.gif