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Old 12-05-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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I understand that most headphones come with magnets in them. However, this is a problem for me. I have a shunt in-planted in my brain (since last year) to properly control the fluid that flows throughout my nervous system. The shunt in-plant is controlled magnetically. The settings can be adjusted by a special, powerful magnet (not sure what it is called) that my neurologist uses. Though the magnetism of something like a basic kitchen magnet is far too weak to change the settings on my shunt, it still is not a good idea to have magnets anywhere near my head. For that reason, I was wondering if there are any over-the-ear headphones that are magnet-free. I do not care if the sound quality is not that good. I just want to be able to listen to NPR on my computer when my mother is trying to sleep. Do any companies make over-the-ear headphones that do not contain magnets that have the potential to be dangerous for me? If so, what do you know more specifically about such headphones? Thank you very much.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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You might be able to find used Pioneer SE 700 piezoelectric headphones:

Pioneer SE 700
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Maybe? Or at least contact them with questions.

Peebles Originals. Highly Sensitive Headphones for Crystal and Tube Radio sets
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Stax "earspeakers" are electrostatic. Expensive and beautiful sound. Not commonly available.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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You might be able to find used Pioneer SE 700 piezoelectric headphones:

Pioneer SE 700
OK. That is good to know since I now know the technology involved. I will be seeing my neurologist in a couple of weeks and will be able to ask her if such a technology is safe.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Stax "earspeakers" are electrostatic. Expensive and beautiful sound. Not commonly available.
Thank you! This technology is also something I can as my neurologist about!
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Thank you! This technology is also something I can as my neurologist about!
Electrostatic headphones are magnificent. But VERY pricey!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Buy some vinyl tubing or see if an airline has some of the tubing "headphones" they might sell to you. Stick the earbud at one end, listen through the tubing.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Default magnet free headphones

we have been supplying magnet free headphones since 2010 - [url=http://www.iheadbones.com]iHeadBones bone conduction bluetooth, ears not covered[/url] series 201. It uses an acoustic piezo device to deliver the sound without magnets. It retails for $79.95 and is available thorugh our web site or Amazon.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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You could also look into EMF free headphones or earphones. The good ones block out up 99.9% of radiation.

Here's an example
https://www.boomkool.com/products/an...paign=promoted
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