Wireless earbuds and headphones can be dust and dirt magnets. You may have noticed earwax and other kinds of gunk collect on your earbuds just weeks after use. Wearing your earbuds while working out exposes them to sweat and outdoor dust. It is no surprise that your TWS can become a hotspot for bacteria and other germs if they’re not cleaned regularly. Not only is visible dirt a nightmare for germaphobes, but it can also inhibit your earbuds from working properly. Luckily, the fix is quite simple and can be carried out with stuff you can easily find around the house. In this article, we show you how to clean your TWS and headphones easily at home.
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Here’s what you need to clean your TWS and headphones
- Dishwashing liquid
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton ear swab or an earbud cleaning tool
- Microfibre cloth
Follow these steps to clean your TWS and headphones
- Take your wireless earbuds out of the charging case. Pull out the silicone ear tips from both earbuds. Do not begin cleaning your earbuds while the tips are still attached to them. This will cause the earwax to push down deeper and may harm the audio drivers in your earbuds.
- Use a cotton ear swab or an earbud cleaning tool to remove the earwax or gunk from the ear tips. After you’ve removed the visible dirt, let the tips soak in soapy water. Take the ear tips out of the water after 20 minutes and let them air dry for a while. Gently clean them with a dry microfiber cloth after airdrying them.
- Clean your earbuds with a damp cloth. Gently go through the surface with the cloth, and make sure you rub down the stems and out panels as well. Wipe the earbuds with a clean, dry cloth. Dip a fresh cloth in some rubbing alcohol and gently apply it to your earbuds. Do not go overboard with the rubbing alcohol, it is only meant to disinfect your earbuds.
- Use a cloth dampened in soapy water to clean your headphones as well. Gently rub the earcups, headband, and any wiring attached to your headphones. You may also use rubbing alcohol to disinfect it afterwards.
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This is how you can clean your TWS and headphones easily at home. To keep your earbuds dirt free, make sure you clean them once a week. Even gently wiping them with a clean cloth after every workout session goes a long way. The idea is to carry out light cleaning frequently so the dirt doesn’t accumulate quickly on your TWS. Place your headphones in a storage case or pouch when they’re not in use to keep dust particles from settling on them.
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