How can I make my earphones last longer?

Hi and welcome to a innovative new series of replies to those headset inquiries. Ever wanted to know about something headset, earpiece or headset related? Now’s your opportunity. Due to the large amount of questions we’re so repeatedly asked, we’ve reached into our mailbox and selected the 9 most pertinent (and most often submitted) inquiries. Enjoy.

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Part One: How can I make my earphones last more time?

Headphones are an important part of modern music. Within the bad old days, headsets were attached to stationary turntables and really the only transportable music emanated mainly from ‘Ghetto Blasters’, which a kind of transportable tape player, such as one which incurs the wrath of Mr. Spock in Star Trek 5, one about the whales.

This ultimately meant that if you ever desired to play some music whilst out and about, (and lets face it, who doesn’t?) everyone else within the direct vicinity required to listen to it also.

These days, as any peek out of our closest window must inform you, basically everybody is listening to music unnoticeably and comfortably with the employment of iPods, MP3 players and what-have-you. But, your headsets, the supply of your audio pleasure (see what I did there? nyuk nyuk) are much like your outfits or your car in they go universally with you and sometimes want some TLC to keep them running for longer.

Wear and tear may be the main killer of headsets (unless, like me, you park yourself on them when they’re inside your pocket whilst at work…D’oh!) and as such, you will need to be aware of the following hazards.

1) Winding: wrapping your headsets all-around your MP3 player may appear to be a great way to store them, but be careful of wrapping it up too snugly. When you wrap the cables too tightly or firmly, you’re likely to tear the silicon wiring inside, this can cause irreversible damage with the wires, giving you loss of condition or total loss of sound totally.
2) Fluids: Your earphones may seem water-resistant, but in truth, they’re not. If the speakers soak up fluid, this may warp them enduringly, distorting all future sound. Rain you are able to cope with, but be wary of sweat when jogging or working out and, naturally, be careful for spilled liquids.
3) Heat: For the similar reason that fluids are bad (but additionally with another threat of the wiring) unwarranted heat is an incredibly bad thing for headphones. Keep away from leaving them in the path of direct daylight for extended time, or trying to microwave them whilst drunk.

Caring for the earphones is a comparatively simple task, if the sound gets distorted, its occasionally a good idea to clean out the speakers with a dry cotton bud, just dabbing away on the grease or make up that may develop in there. If the matter persists, run the cotton bud under some warm water and try washing out your ears. That from time to time works.