Originally Posted by Snow_Fox
I welcome discussion of what may be the problem and have an interest in it.
Can't say I care much for the trolling but, I've been on the internet long enought to know there will be elitist.
Anyway, I normally wear shorts even when it's realtively cold and the MP3 player resides mostly in my pocket. This wasn't much of an issue when I first got the headphones but, it definitely has become a bit more of a factor and I figured I try to understand why. Either way, I'm definitely looking for a reliable upgrade and hoping it may resolve the issue.
I guess you're not Snow_Fox for nothing then!
Might you tell us what earphones those are? Not to say it will really help solve the problem but out of interest (and if you're looking to upgrade too).
Originally Posted by tinyman392
True static electricity would cause something different to happen. Even further, it's not really possible to have without a buildup of electrons, which won't happen if there is ground nearby (EG, the grounding pole of your headphones). That said, it's highly unlikely that it's static electricity. Static electricity discharges in "groups". The only time it comes close to not looking like it's discharging in "groups" is when you've got constant static electricity building up (in the event of a generator; like the Van De Graaff I said earlier).
The only types of noises I can produce similar to what you say is by rotating my headphone jack in my iPod. This produces the scratchy noise, some pops, and even something that can sound like static. This is something else, and not related to static electricity. Rather it's the dust and debris getting in the way of a strong connection. Solution here would be to clean your headphone jack and the internal contacts of your DAC. If this is indeed the problem, you'll be able to reproduce it by rotating the headphone jack when it's inside the socket with music playing. It will stop if all the dust and debris rubs off. Please note that ALL headphones are suseptible to this, and upgrade won't help you.
I don't know what to say.
The way it sounds is very much like the dust you're talking about, but happens along the length of the cable as well as at either ends. Basically I can't say much but that static on headphone/earphones sound like static. The same sound like when you're taking off a wool sweater or something. I brought up that example namely because they sound similar, not to express that thus is the problem.
If you don't ever encounter the occasion of getting static to pop in your headphones, then the better it is for you. Just don't discard the idea as misconceptions of other problems.