Ever wondered why your earphones tend to get damaged quickly and not last long? Have you ever realized that you’ve been buying new sets of earphones, one after another, for just a couple of weeks? Well, it might be that you’ve been buying cheap earphones that are usually substandard or you’re not taking care of them properly. Earphones, wireless or not, need adequate care and maintenance to keep them working properly and make them last longer. Read along to learn more on how to take care of your earphones.
Taking Care Of The Wire/Cord
There are basic tips to prevent damage to your earphones wires. Of course, these techniques are not necessary for wireless earphones. Be gentle when pulling the plug. When disconnecting your earphone from the sound source, such as your phone, always hold onto the connector and firmly pull it out. Never remove your earphone by grabbing onto the cable and pulling it. The tiny wires inside the cable are very fragile and a slight break will totally mess up your earphones.
Don’t leave them anywhere, always keep your earphones somewhere safe like on the table or inside its case. This prevents them from being accidentally damaged when someone trips or gets tangled with its wires. Pull the plug out after using, always remove your earphones from any device after using to avoid unnecessary wire pulling and tangling.Wrap the cable into loose coils, keep the wires from tangling by coiling them together after use. Never put any stress on the cables such as tying them together or coiling tightly since it can wear away copper wires inside.Never let them dangle when not in use. This adds stress to the cable and causes damage in the long run.
Care For Both Wireless And Wired Earphones
Keep them away from water. Just like any other gadget, water or any moisture can damage them. When your earphones got accidentally wet, you can pour some alcohol on them and leave to dry. Never wear them to sleep. Leaving your earphones in your ear when asleep can cause damage to your hearing. Your device may also break as you roll and move in your sleep. Use a protective case, always keep your earphones in its case or pouch to protect them before putting in your bag or purse.Buy high-quality ones.
Although earphones really cost a lot, always choose the best quality yet more expensive ones. They are more durable and can withstand normal wear and tear longer than cheaper versions.Lower the volume. Before putting on your earphones, turn the volume of your phone lower to avoid damaging your speakers. Clean regularly, always take some time to regularly clean up your earphones. Wiping them regularly helps prevent dirt build up. Clean the deeper parts with a cotton bud dipped in alcohol or cleaning solution. Aside from maintaining its sound quality, you can also avoid ear infections caused by dirty earphones.
Just like any other device, earphones also need proper care to maintain the quality of its performance. Aside from making them last longer than the usual, we can also save a lot by not needing to always buy another one.