The Headphones
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SCP-XXXX in storage.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a locked container at all times. Personnel previously exposed to SCP-XXXX during testing should not be aware of SCP-XXXX's current location. SCP-XXXX is to be stored with its cord wound in a circular stack, completely free of knots and/or tangles, lowering chances of wiring errors. Headphones should be kept unplugged from any audio input ports when outside of testing. Object is to be hung by a hook inside its storage unit.

Description: SCP-XXXX appears to be a pair of █████ brand headphones. Headband being of white exterior and blue interior. The cord is white and is comprised of a ~1.5cm copper wire, the length of the wire stretching to ~120cm. The wire is attached to a ~3.5mm audio jack. The earphones are of a large size and covered with black insulated foam. Items composition is that of a normal pair of █████ brand headphones. However, during examination, personnel took note of many key components critical to SCP-XXXX's functionality that were missing completely. The schematics for an original pair of █████ brand headphones have shown four (4) parts that were not present in SCP-XXXX.

During testing, only Class-D personnel, now referred to as SCP-XXXX-1, are permitted to contact and use SCP-XXXX. The headphones' cord is to be inserted into a standard ████ CD player (10Hrtz) audio port. SCP-XXXX-1 will place SCP-XXXX onto their head after it has been plugged in. SCP-XXXX-1 will then report hearing something similar to a self-help CD playing through SCP-XXXX. In every test a different CD was used and some tests were run with no CD in the player at all. SCP-XXXX-1 is then asked to repeat what they hear. Responses are identical in each test. After disconnecting SCP-XXXX from the CD player SCP-XXXX-1 will either fall into a comatose state, or gain acute depression. While unconscious, SCP-XXXX-1 will begin to mumble random skits of information relating to The ████████. After SCP-XXXX-1 awakes from their comatose state, SCP-XXXX-1 will either remove SCP-XXXX and break down emotionally, or keep SCP-XXXX on their head and proceed to [DATA EXPUNGED]. Both are considered signs of extreme depression.

SCP-XXXX was recovered from ███████ Psychiatric Clinic. The object was found during cleaning of ██████ ██████████'s room. Clinic reports stated that this patient had convinced six (6) patients to commit suicide before purposefully overdosing on their medication.

Incident Report: During testing of SCP-XXXX
Tester: SCP-XXXX-2
Five (5) level 4 personnel observed SCP-XXXX-2 after he was placed in a room with one (1) table, one (1) chair, one (1) CD player on the table, and SCP-XXXX. He was then instructed, by intercom, to plug SCP-XXXX into the given CD player and place SCP-XXXXX onto his head. After listening for about ten (10) seconds, SCP-XXXX-2 began showing signs of joy. He was asked to describe what he heard; “It sounds like a self-help CD, there is a man that keeps saying that I am ██████ and that nothing can harm me”. SCP-XXXX-2 was then told to disconnect the headphones from the CD player. After following orders, SCP-XXXX-2 stood at attention, showing no facial expression. His smile had turned into a frown and his overall appearance was described as “distressed” by one of the level 4 personnel observing him. He remained this way for four (4) minutes. On the fifth (5th) minute SCP-XXXX-2 picked up SCP-XXXX’s cord by the audio jack and forcibly penetrated his left common carotid artery with it. This should have caused SCP-XXXX-2 immense pain, however, SCP-XXXX-2 retained an emotionless stare. SCP-XXXX-2 then screamed “The ████████ will never be unplugged”. He then sat back down in the chair and closed his eyes as he rested his head on the table. Five (5) minutes later he was presumed dead, hemorrhaging being the cause.

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