Earwax and other debris can get into your earbuds and headsets. You'll often touch them with your hands, leave them on a table, and put them in your pocket, bag, or jacket. Therefore, cleaning your headsets regularly is hygienic and prevents bacteria from growing. Cleaning will also extend the life of your headsets and ensure optimal sound quality.
What should you avoid doing?
There are a few things you should keep in mind when cleaning your headsets.
For example, don't soak dirty headsets in a container of water or pierce them with a sharp object. This will prevent unnecessary damage. Also, be gentle when cleaning your headsets, as their delicate technology is very fragile.
Tips for cleaning earbuds and headsets
Okay, now that we know what not to do, how do you clean dirty headsets and in-ear headsets to eliminate all that earwax and other grime?
Tip 1: Use cotton swabs or an old toothbrush
Start using cotton swabs or an old toothbrush. This ensures that no nooks or crannies are missed and that even the smallest debris particles are easily brushed away.
Tip 2: Check for removable parts
Certain parts of your earbuds or headsets are removable; clean these parts separately.
Tip 3: Don't forget to clean the headset cable
Pay attention to the headset cable. Since you touch it often, it can hold quite a lot of bacteria. You can clean the headset cable by gently wiping it with a damp cloth.
Tip 4: Clean the charging case
It is wrong to put clean headsets in a dirty charging case. So the charging case should also be kept clean. Use warm water and a drop of washing-up liquid.
Tip 5: Clean the phone socket
It is also essential to clean the headset plug and jack. Dirt can easily accumulate here and make the earbuds or headsets less effective. Gently use a toothbrush to remove dirt from the plug.
Tip 6: Getting dry
After removing earwax and cleaning your earbuds, you need to let them dry thoroughly. This will prevent moisture from getting into your phone or computer.
Difference between cleaning earbuds and headsets
The main difference between cleaning earbuds and headsets is the foam around the ear cups. Earbuds do not have these foam pads. With many headsets, you can easily remove their foam. You can then easily clean it with some soap and a toothbrush. The foam needs to be allowed to dry well before you continue listening to your favorite music!
How to keep your Wantek headsets in top condition
Cleaning your headsets is a matter of hygiene and maintenance. Proper cleaning will keep your headsets in top condition. You can easily clean them with a cotton swab or a toothbrush. Remove the detachable parts, and remember the cable and jack. In this way, you will prolong the life of your Wantek headset.