How to discharge electrostatic headphones.
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Okay, excuse my ignorance, especially seeing that I have several pair of electrostatic headphones.  But I keep reading comments about the need to regularly
discharge electrostatic headphones, especially the ESP-950's and Jades.  How does one correctly discharge electrostatic headphones, and why is this
necessary.
 
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All you need to do is touch the metal contacts on the plug.
 
You might receive a slight shock though.
 
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Heh, might be fun to lick them.
 
Discharging the phones' should make it attract less dust, by reducing the electric field strength inside the drivers. Not really a big deal if you keep your phones somewhere relatively dust-free (inside a drawer works for me).
 
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