iPhone 4 and Shocking Headphones

jlpoore89

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Original poster
Feb 16, 2009
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Beaumont, Texas
I have never had this happen with my previous iPhones, but when I walk across carpet (either barefoot or with socks) while listening to music on my iPhone 4 while it's in my pocket I get a static discharge between my headphones and my ears.

I think its a combo of the fact that the headphone jack is connected to the metal band which is touching the inside of my pockets which is collecting static buildup while I walk. And I have the Apple In-Ear Headphones which have that metal piece on the headphone piece which has a slight gap from my ear to allow for an arc discharge.

Does anyone else have this weird problem? And it really is a weird feeling problem lol.
 

maus

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Apr 17, 2010
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I have never had this happen with my previous iPhones, but when I walk across carpet (either barefoot or with socks) while listening to music on my iPhone 4 while it's in my pocket I get a static discharge between my headphones and my ears.

I think its a combo of the fact that the headphone jack is connected to the metal band which is touching the inside of my pockets which is collecting static buildup while I walk. And I have the Apple In-Ear Headphones which have that metal piece on the headphone piece which has a slight gap from my ear to allow for an arc discharge.

Does anyone else have this weird problem? And it really is a weird feeling problem lol.
This has happened to me before, and it wasn't with an iPhone. It hurts like a b****, so whenever I'm getting out of a car in the winter or know I've collected some static, I make sure I take my earphones out of my ears before I ground myself.
 

MicroApple

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Jul 26, 2010
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People have the wierdest problems... lol

Can't you just put a rubber cover over the headbuds?
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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If you look the headphone jack is isolated from the steel band.
 

Wicked1

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Apr 13, 2009
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New Jersey
It seems after getting a little mosit from sweating at the gym mine are doing small little shocks and I get a loud buzzing noise when listening to music at the Gym, so I have stopped using headphones because the loud humming is annoying and the static shocks well they are not fun either.

Seems to be a moisture issue if you ask me, but not sure if anyone uses them while they are sweating either:rolleyes:
 
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