How many times have you bought earphones already? Good earphones vary, depending on its sound quality and durability. Some earphones may be expensive but, will give you a satisfying response. The cheaper earphones are the ones that aren’t functioning well as much as the original ones. But despite the price of the earphones you have, the way you use and maintain it, will a big key to making your earphones last longer.
Failing to maintain your earphones will affect its sound performance. So, if you’re a music lover and you want an earphone with the best sound quality, check out the following tips that will help you to preserve your earphones.
If you the type of earphones with rubber earbud on them, you will need to keep it clean regularly. Those rubbers are removable, and you can clean with wet towel or cotton, much better with alcohol. The fact that that rubber is directly inserted into your ears, expect that there will be times, where that rubber will be stained by earwax, and dead skin cells. So there is a need to sanitize it regularly.
You can also use a toothpick dipped in water or hydrogen peroxide to remove the unwanted substance in your earphones.
The way you wrap your earphones is also a key to make your earphones last longer. When you are storing it, always wrap it in a circular shape, to prevent unwanted tangles that can damage the cable. Looping the cord around your fingers will also avoid internal damage. Keeping it untangled can prolong its excellent quality.
You probably experienced fixing your earphone wire from being tangled right? And it sucks, but if you want to avoid that stressful moment, keep your earphones in a case after using it. Some expensive earphones come with a free protective case, but if you can’t afford earphones with protective cases, you can resort to something cheap cases which you can buy by the roadside. The quality of the case is paramount as long as it can protect your earphones.
Leaving your PC, Mp3 or any gadget attached with your earphones could lead to permanent damage to your earphones. Some cords are mostly built with rubber, so it’s typically easy to tear off and don’t want that to happen. Some users unplug their earphone by pulling the cord withholding the jack, causing the copper wire inside to break.
By simply unplugging it from your device helps your earphone last longer.
A usual mistake to unplug our earphones is by pulling the earphones cable. When releasing the earphone plug from the audio source, make sure that you are holding the plug and not the cord or cable. Because if you’re pulling the cable, which is made of rubber, the chances are that your connector will be damaged.
The copper cable inside the cord is very brittle, so avoid pulling it suddenly to prevent it from snapping or weaken it sound quality.
Aside from cleaning up the earphone itself, you also have to clean your ears too. The earwax, dust and other unwanted substance in your ears can block the opening of the earbuds and lessens the sound quality. It can also lead to an ear infection. Cleaning your ears will guarantee your earphones cleanliness.
Refrain from putting your earphones from your pocket, unless they are in a protective case. Putting them in your pocket will result in hard tangles, and it can be quite hard to unravel. Dust and other debris in your pocket can also damage your earphones. This will probably lead to poor sound performance, and those hard tangles can lead to severe damage to the copper wire inside the cable.
Some people want to have a club or studio experience in their ears, but turning your volume too high will weaken your hearing ability. Turning the volume at its max can also make your speakers blow, damaging the earphones.
Earphones or any electronic device is not safe in water or any liquids around it. However, some devices are built waterproof. But considering that electronic devices are more prone to damage in water, same as your earphones, don’t try to use it when raining or in wet places. If you accidentally put throw it in the water, you can use dry towel or cotton to clean it and then air dry it for 4-6 hours.
You can also put your earphones in a rice container to absorb the moisture from the earbuds to avoid further damage. You should store your earphones in dry and clean areas or in a place where kids can reach it. Avoid storing it in a place where the temperature is high such as, televisions, Personal computers or any appliances that produce heat.
Be careful enough when you use your earphones, and if you’re not using it, try to take it off but don’t stretch it from the cable. Other users complain why their earphones are not working correctly like the way it used to be, but they still do things that can cause damage to their earphones unconsciously.
Sleeping with your earphones cannot just damage your earphone but also your hearing. Rolling over while you are sleeping can snap or bend the cable. Better unplug it after using it and place it away from your bed. It can also strangle you while you’re sleeping.
Because earphones are primarily made for internal use, the risk of disease transfer will become a big problem if you are always sharing your earphones with other people. To avoid acquiring diseases, aside from cleaning your earbuds regularly, refrain from sharing earphones with other self. And if you are the one who has a contagious illness, better use it just for yourself.
Buying cheap headphones is not a bad idea, but most of all the cheap ones are poorly made with low sound quality. Some earphones have cables that are covered with fabric fibers. This type of earphone cable is more durable than the old versions which are made out of rubber. So if you’re planning to buy this accessory better choose the durable ones rather than buying low-quality earphones but risking its durability.
High-quality earphones are not cheap, and lacking good care can lead to unforeseen damage than can deteriorate its sound performance.
This one is not an issue if you connect your earphones in phone or computer, but when plugging to high-end stereo output, always make sure that your earphones are suitable to handle the power of the stereo. Read your earphones manual to determine the ohms that it can handle, as well as the power of the stereo of your audio source.