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Headphones Model.png
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Listen to radio silently
Dismantle for scrap electronics
Item ID
PlushSpiffo.pngThis article is about the red variant. For the white variant, see Earbuds.

Headphones are an electrical item.


Sound reduction

Headphones can be plugged into a radio, ham radio, walkie talkie, or ValuTech PortaDisc, allowing the player to listen to the radio, or other players without producing any noise, therefore not attracting any zombies.

To do this, the radio info panel must be opened, then the headphones can be dragged into the "headphones slot" (Ham radios cannot use earbuds).


Headphones can be dismantled if the player has a screwdriver, which will result in one scrap electronics.


Product Ingredients Tools Requirements Workstation XP
Scrap Electronics
One of:
CordlessPhone.png Cordless Phone ×1
DigitalWatch.png Digital Watch ×1
Earbuds.png Earbuds ×1
Flashlight.png Flashlight ×1
Flashlight2.png Hand Torch ×1
Headphones.png Headphones ×1
VideoGame.png Video Game ×1
none none 0.5 Electrical


The loot distributions can be found in the table(s) below.

Headphones distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Building/Room Container Effective chance
BandPractice crate 23.28%
BandPractice metal_shelves 23.28%
Electrician crate 10.78%
Electrician metal_shelves 10.78%
all Outfit_Student 1.01%
all Outfit_Varsity 1.01%
all dresser 3.98%
all junk 1.01%
all locker 3.98%
all wardrobe 3.98%
bathroom locker 3.98%
bedroom crate 0.65%
bedroom crate 10.78%
bedroom dresser 3.98%
bedroom sidetable 3.98%
bedroom wardrobe 3.98%
changeroom locker 3.98%
closet crate 0.65%
closet crate 3.98%
closet crate 10.78%
daycare wardrobe 3.98%
electronicsstorage shelves 60.41%
electronicsstorage shelves 23.28%
electronicsstore counter 60.41%
electronicsstore counter 23.28%
electronicsstore shelves 60.41%
electronicsstore shelves 23.28%
factorystorage locker 3.98%
garagestorage crate 0.65%
garagestorage crate 3.98%
garagestorage crate 10.78%
garagestorage locker 3.98%
hall locker 3.98%
laundry locker 3.98%
livingroom crate 10.78%
livingroom sidetable 3.98%
musicstore shelves 60.41%
musicstore shelves 23.28%
musicstore shelves 41.14%
pawnshop crate 10.78%
pawnshopoffice crate 10.78%
pawnshopstorage crate 10.78%
pawnshopstorage metal_shelves 10.78%
security locker 3.98%
storageunit crate 0.65%
storageunit crate 3.98%
storageunit crate 10.78%
storageunit metal_shelves 0.65%
storageunit metal_shelves 10.78%
Type Container Effective chance
Radio Trunk 41.14%


  • Headphones in the real world, are designed to wear around the head over a user's ears, differing from earbuds in which fit into the user's ear canal.


Code icon.png Code snippet! This section contains source code from Project ZomboidShow / Hide

Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\newitems.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item Headphones
	    DisplayCategory = Electronics,
		Weight	=	0.2,
		Type	=	Normal,
		DisplayName	=	Headphones,
		Icon	=	Headphones,
		WorldStaticModel = HeadPhones,

See also