Today we live in symbiosis with headphones and earphones to communicate, chat via smartphone, and listen to music. It seems we can no longer do without them always to relax; the important thing is to take care of them and clean them regularly. Here are the various steps to clean your in-ear headphones properly.
– If it is an in-ear earphone, remove it with removable protective rubber pads, put it in a mixture of water and soap, and let it dry in the open air.
If they have a wire attached to smartphones, tablets, iPods, remove the jack, and turn it off if they have a power button.
– Remove dust by blowing and then eliminate residues; rub them off with a dry toothbrush to remove the bulk of the residues that are now dry.
– Rub the toothbrush in a circular motion. Be careful to remove debris without pushing it into the earphone opening. If the opening is narrow and the bristles on your toothbrush are not doing a good job, use a clean, dry toothpick to lift grease and wax from the edges.
– If the earphones are very dirty, prepare a mixture of water and a few drops of liquid hand soap in a bowl; make enough mixture.
– Take a microfiber cloth and moisten it with the mixture. Clean around the parts that do not come into direct contact with the ear, avoiding wetting the openings from which the sound comes out because wetting them would damage the earphones.
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– Also, gently clean the cables keeping the cloth between thumb, index, and middle finger.
– Use a dry cloth to remove any residual water on the headphones. Then place them in an area with ventilation to finish drying, avoid heat sources such as hair dryers, and speed up the process that can ruin wires and plastic components.
– Remember to do this every two or three weeks and store them once used in a dry and clean place, even better if in a special container.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff