You can avoid the uncomfortable and scary experience of static shock from your earbuds with a few preventative steps. This mostly happens when the earbuds are used in surroundings where the air is dry. Static electricity generally occurs as a result of this and then passes through the earbuds, into the ear.
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Adjust the humidity control on your air conditioner if you are using your earbuds indoors. Raise the moisture level in the building by using a portable humidifier. This will reduce the possibility of getting shocked when using your earbuds.
Spray an antistatic spray in the air to avoid earbud shocks. You can also try using antistatic lotion on your hands if you have dry skin.
Keep your earbuds inside an antistatic case to prevent exposure to the wind. If you don't have a case, keeping the earbuds in your pocket will work also. Use a piece of antistatic dryer sheet to rub your earbuds before putting them in your pocket.
Discharge the earbuds before putting them in your ear by blowing your palms so that condensation can build up. Hold the earbuds in your palm for a few seconds to discharge them.