How to clean your airpods and other headphones?

How to clean your airpods and other headphones?
Doubts about how to clean your in-ear headphones? Clubic gives you its recommendations.

If there is one type of electronic equipment that should be cleaned regularly, it is in-ear headphones. These being inserted into the ear canal, they are very quickly subject to the accumulation of dirt, germs and bacteria. For reasons of hygiene and comfort, they should therefore be washed from time to time. Also note that the sound quality may be impaired if the headphones are too dirty.

The material you need

  • Mild soap to mix with lukewarm water
  • Cotton swab, toothbrush or microfiber cloth
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3%

How to clean your internal headphones

Here is the procedure we recommend you follow to effectively clean your headphones without damaging them.

Clean the tips

Most of the grime is on the silicone tips. Remove them from the headphones and wash them with lukewarm water and mild soap. For the interior, use a cotton swab to more easily remove the material that remains stuck. Rinse them and dry them with a soft cloth. Make sure they are completely dry before you put them back on the headphones.

Clean the fine mesh screen

For fine mesh screens (the metal grille you can see when you remove the end caps), you can just use a soft, dry cloth or a cotton swab soaked in disinfectant. Be vigilant in the presence of cerumen (commonly called ear wax), the goal being not to push these residues through the mesh.

How to clean your airpods and other headphones?

To get to the bottom of things: hydrogen peroxide

Be aware that there is a technique to clean the mesh screen much more thoroughly. It's not about doing this every other day, but it can be good once in a while. Here we offer you a solution recommended by the manufacturer Bose itself.

After removing the earbuds, apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide (maximum 3% concentration) to the mesh using a soft cloth (or a handkerchief failing that, but prefer a cloth). Let sit for five minutes, while the earwax weakens. Next, moisten a soft-bristled toothbrush with hydrogen peroxide (maximum concentration 3% again) and gently brush the mesh screen to remove the earwax. Be careful, hydrogen peroxide must not enter the open port of the headphones.

Dry the headphones

Shake the earpiece to remove any remaining liquid or dirt and dry it with a new soft cloth (not the one you used before, another, clean).

And now, voila ! Your headphones are perfectly clean, you can reinsert the tips and use them normally.

And you, what is your solution for cleaning your intras? Feel free to share your tips in the comments.

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