This has been a weird problem that has just recently started happening to me. Whenever I listen to music with my headphones now, my ears get really irritated/start ringing, even when the volume is super low (barely audible). I take very good care of my ears and always listen at a safe volume. It's just that recently this problem has stopped me from listening to my music.
I am perfectly okay listening in say a car, just not my pair of headphones. When I take them off the problem goes away.