iPhone 4 and Shocking Headphones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlpoore89, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  2. maus macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  3. MicroApple macrumors regular

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    People have the wierdest problems... lol

    Can't you just put a rubber cover over the headbuds?
     
  4. barachus macrumors regular

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    sorry, but that is just hilarious!:D

    headphonegate!
     
  5. 199708 macrumors 6502

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    Think different

    Put them in your nose.

    Steve.
     
  6. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

    Frenchjay

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    LAWL!! :D
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE!!!!!!!!!!

    PMSL!! whilst ROFL!!:D
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    If you look the headphone jack is isolated from the steel band.
     
  9. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    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:
     
  10. Cynikal.Mindset macrumors 6502a

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  11. fluffer macrumors member

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    .... or a damn dehumidifier, no point in making the air more humid?
     

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