YES! I Also Get Serious Static Shock in Ear w/ Video Ipod
I also get static shock in the ear while wearing headphones connected to my Video Ipod 60 Gb. If I turn on the ipod while wearing the headphones, I ALWAYS get a small annoying shock in both ears. Similarly, while I'm running (either outside or on the treadmill) I always get a few similar shocks in the ear. This kind of bizarre electric static discharge has never happened to me before while wearing headphones connected to anything ie. computer, mp3 player, stereo etc. I normally wear a Belkin sports sleeve while using the ipod and have no idea whether this exercise armband is responsible for the static build-up. Still, the shock happens if I wear the Belkin thingie or not. I found this forum while searching Google for any explanation and had to add my two cents.