Headphones, especially ones that go inside the ear canal, can have a build-up of earwax and other debris on them. Ear-canal headphones should be cleaned regularly to prevent the build-up and to ensure that they stay in proper working order. Clean ear-canal headphones and they will last longer and enable you to hear better.
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Things you need
- Soft cloth
- Soft brush
- Paper towel
- Window cleaner
- Rubbing alcohol
- Small container
- Replacement earphone covers (optional)
Unplug ear-canal headphones from listening device. Remove covers if applicable. Wipe the ear-canal headphones with a cloth dampened with water.
Use the soft brush to clean the speaker surface of the ear-canal headphones, loosening any debris.
Spray the paper towel with window cleaner. Rub the cord of the earphones to clean off any dirt or stains.
Place a small amount of rubbing alcohol in the container. Place the covers of the ear-canal headphones in the container. Let sit for two minutes. Remove covers and dry with a paper towel. Place covers back onto ear-canal headphones.
Tips and warnings
- You can replace old earphone covers with new ones instead of cleaning them.
- Make sure earphones are not plugged into any devices when cleaning them.
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