Here’s how to make your headphones last longer

Here are some simple tips just for you!

Here’s how to make your headphones last longer


Whether you use headphones, or earphones, the fact that they are extremely fragile is one which stands true for both, across brands, models and price points. Moreover, besides being expensive or inexpensive, as the case may be with the model you own, replacing them constantly can also be cumbersome. If you’re constantly having to buy new headphones or earphones as they get damaged constantly, then this one’s for you.

In this article, we will share with you a few simple tips and tricks on how to take care of your headphones/earphones and extend their lifespan. From proper storage to cleaning techniques, we’ve got everything covered:

Maintenance tips

Always clean your headphones regularly with a soft, dry cloth. If they’re particularly dirty, you can use a mild soap on the cloth first. Be careful not to get any water inside the headphone casing though. Furthermore, store them in a cool and dry place when you’re not using them.

Avoid leaving your headphones/earphones out in the sun or in humid environments, as they can cause extensive damage to their components and shorten their lifespan. Moreover, always be careful with the cord. Don’t yank it or wrap it too tightly, as this can damage the internal wiring. When not in use, store your headphones with the cord wound loosely around them.

wireless earphones

Protecting earbuds from damage

Never leave your earbuds exposed to sunlight or heat for extended periods of time, as it can cause the material to break down and degrade over time. Furthermore, while they are made of rubber and one may imagine, a fall won’t do anything to them, that is not the case. Be careful not to drop or otherwise subject your earbuds to any impacts. While they are fairly durable, repeated drops can eventually lead to damage. Keep them stored in a safe, dry place when not in use. This will help prevent moisture damage and keep them free from dirt and dust. If you’re using wireless earbuds, make sure to charge them regularly and never let the battery run completely flat. Otherwise, you risk damaging the battery and shortening its lifespan.

How to fix your headphones/earphones if they’re not working properly

Over time, even the best headphones and earphones can start to break down and not work as well as they used to. If this is happening with yours, there are a few things you can do to try and fix them before you have to replace them entirely. First, check the audio jack that your headphones are plugged into. If it’s loose or damaged in any way, that could be the reason your headphones aren’t working properly. Try plugging them into another audio jack or port to see if that makes a difference. If the audio jack isn’t the problem, take a look at the actual headphones or earphones themselves. Are the speakers covered in dust or lint? This can interfere with the sound quality coming from your headphones. Use a soft, dry cloth to gently clean the speakers. It’s also possible that the problem is with the audio input on your phone, tablet, or another device. If you’re using Bluetooth headphones or earphones, try reconnecting them to your device to see if that helps. If you’re using wired headphones or earphones, try plugging them into another device to see if they work better there. If none of these solutions seems to be working, it may be time to invest in a new pair of headphones or earphones.

Caring for your headphones and earphones correctly is essential to ensure their longevity. Although the process of cleaning them may seem tedious at first, it will save you from having to replace them frequently. Additionally, storage in a safe place when not in use and regularly checking for signs of damage are other simple yet effective methods that can help maximise product life. With the right steps taken, your headphones/earphones should last a long time!

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