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 Post subject: Headphone issue
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:59 pm 
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I bought a new pair of headphones because the sound went in one ear of my old ones. Same type because I liked the old pair, only difference is the colour, which was down to price. I just did a test on these ones and they're making a static noise whenever they're plugged in to either my phone or my laptop. On my phone it's only when playing music, whereas on my laptop it's constant.

Is this something I can fix, or is it a fault with the headphones?

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 Post subject: Re: Headphone issue
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:29 am 
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If you look at the jack you will see three bands of metal, divided by a little ring of non-conductive material. One band is the right ear, the other, the left, and the third is the ground. Often itty bitty bits of debris can get into the jack and interfere with the low voltage signal. Sometimes with new headphones there is a bit of lube that was designed to prevent Oxidization which remains on the plug and can collect microscopic -- and conductive -- debris. Any of these scenarios may cause the static sound you hear.

One possible solution would be to use rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball to thoroughly clean the plug and then dry it thoroughly and try it. Another is to,"exercise the circuit." Quickly plug and unplug your headphones like a piston in a motor for a few seconds. Resist the urge to blow in the hole, as the moisture from your breath can encourage corrosion. (Although the saliva is a conductor and can often temporarily "fix" the problem.)

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 Post subject: Re: Headphone issue
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:55 am 
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However, don't do what my brother did and use a lot of rubbing alcohol in the phone plug, as the rubbing alcohol can seep in and eat away at the screen.

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 Post subject: Re: Headphone issue
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:57 am 
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I only buy headphones like once every two years and listen to music every day at work

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 Post subject: Re: Headphone issue
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:40 am 
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I regularly buy cheap headphones because I regularly lose them

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