Wallet, phone, keys? Check. Earphones? Of course. Because having a day away from home without your favorite tunes is unthinkable. Yet cleaning your earphones sometimes falls by the wayside. And that's not very hygienic, considering how often you use those earphones. Here's how to restore dirty earphones without damaging them.
Unfortunately, earwax and other debris can get into your earbuds. You touch them a lot with your hands, put them on the table and put them in your pocket, bag or jacket. Therefore, regularly cleaning in-ear earphones is hygienic, and you can make sure that bacteria does not stand a chance. Maintenance will also prolong the life of your earphones and guarantee optimal sound.
There are a few things you should not do when cleaning earphones. For example, do not soak dirty earphones in a container of water and do not pierce them with a sharp object. This will avoid causing unnecessary damage. Also, be gentle when cleaning in-ear earphones, as their sophisticated technology is quite fragile.
Get to work with a cotton bud or an old toothbrush. This ensures that no nook or cranny is missed, and even the smallest particles of debris are easily brushed away.
Some parts of your earbuds or headphones are easy to detach. Check how this works on yours, then clean these parts separately.
Don't skip the cable. You touch it a lot, and it can harbour quite a lot of bacteria. Gently clean the cable of your earbuds or headphones with a damp cloth.
Keeping clean earphones in a dirty charging case is obviously a mistake. So clean it too. Just use lukewarm water and a drop of washing-up liquid.
Cleaning the headphone jack and socket is also important. Dirt easily accumulates here, making the headphones or earphones less effective. Gently use a toothbrush to remove dust from the jack.
Once you've removed any earwax and cleaned your earbuds, let them dry thoroughly. This will prevent moisture from entering your phone.
Here's a final tip. After your dirty earphones are clean again, take some time to clean your mobile phone and laptop as well. Use a microfiber cloth to clean the screens, and don't forget your laptop keyboard.
The main difference between cleaning earphones and headphones is the foam around the ear cups. Earbuds do not have these foam cushions. With many headphones, you can easily remove the foam. Then you can easily clean it with some soap and a toothbrush. Let the foam dry well before you continue listening to your favorite tunes!
Cleaning your earbuds is a matter of hygiene and maintenance. Proper cleaning will keep your earbuds in top condition. We have various earphones that are easy to clean with a cotton bud or toothbrush. Be careful, though; remove loose parts and don't forget the cable and input. In this way, you can enjoy JBL's sound quality for a long time to come.