How To Clean Shure Earphones

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When wax builds up inside Shure earphones, the sound quality can be lowered, and you may be compelled to send the earphones back for repairs. Shure will charge an extra fee for cleaning wax out of the earphones, so it's cheaper if you clean them with the Wax Removal Loop and good old fashioned soap and water. The cleaning isn't difficult, and the earphones should work like new, as long as you don't drown them in the water and damage the wiring.

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Things you need

  • Shure Wax Removal Loop (supplied with all Shure earphones)
  • Mild antiseptic or soapy water
  • Two cloths (for cleaning and drying)

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  1. 1

    Remove the wax guards from the earphones.

  2. 2

    Clean the wax guards thoroughly with the mild antiseptic or the soapy water.

  3. 3

    Dry the wax guards.

  4. 4

    Insert the Wax Removal Loop into the nozzles of the earphones to clean out the wax that has built up inside. Clean the wax off the Wax Removal Loop before the next cleaning.

  5. 5

    Wipe the nozzles with the mild antiseptic. Do not immerse the earphones in water.

  6. 6

    Dry the nozzles.

  7. 7

    Ensure the wax guards are completely dry and then put them back on the nozzles. The Shure earphones are now ready for use.

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