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January 23, 2012 9:26 AM Subscribe
Why do my headphones give my ears little electric shocks in the winter, and how can I avoid it?
posted by custard heart to grab bag (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's happened with many types, earbud, over the ear, etc. Happens whether they're plugged into a device or not. I'm sure it's something to do with the cold and the dry air and the static, but I like to listen to music while walking outside (especially in my earmuff-like over the ear headphones) and they sometimes just give me little tiny shocks. It's probably not dangerous, just very unpleasant and distracting. Is there any way I can stop this from happening?