Thursday, July 7

Short guide to perfectly cleaning your headphones

The heat makes many of us sweat throughout the day, among other things. For those people who are not yet enjoying the holidays and have to work from home or from the office, they may see how their peripherals and more specifically the headphones, begin to get too dirty.

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Be it headphones true wireless (which work via Bluetooth and there is no cable involved) u on ears (the typical computer helmet, for example), they are devices that accumulate a lot of dirt. Being in direct contact with our skin and hair, especially if makeup is used, it is usual that after a short time marks of use begin to appear.

And just as it is easy for them to get dirty, it is very common that we forget to clean them regularly. At ConsumoClaro we have already prepared a cleaning guide to leave our laptop, mouse or keyboard pristine; Now, so that our headphones arrive perfect for the holidays, we will tell you how to clean them.

Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones, such as AirPods or some of the alternatives that we proposed in the past, can seem the most complicated to clean. Being small, we tend to believe that they are difficult to wash without spoiling them. But it’s not like that.

What do we need: warm water and soap or rubbing alcohol, a toothbrush (or stiff bristle), a microfiber or lint-free cloth, and a cotton ball or swab.


1. Disconnect the headphones from both the phone and the case and, if possible, keep them turned off

2. Most options true wireless They have silicone pads that are in direct contact with the ear. To have them:

2.1. They must be removed from the headphones and cleaned separately

2.2. With a microfiber cloth slightly dampened in isopropyl alcohol, rub until the original color is restored or clean surface dirt

2.3. If there is any remains, you can use a cotton swab or cotton ball to rub that specific area

2.4. Leave the pads to dry separately

3. Using a microfiber cloth VERY lightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol (or a mixture of warm soapy water), lightly rub the headphones. With a cotton pad, dry the headphones and review the cleaning

4. If any dirt remains, a stiff-bristle toothbrush can be used to gently scrub and remove debris from the speakers or details.

To clean the case of this type of headphones it is recommended:

– Never get the appliance wet or use wet material, as the charging pins may be damaged

– Use a cotton ball to gently rub the case

Headband Headphones

Headband helmets are more common among computer users or those that do not move constantly, since they are larger and cover more. And because of that, too, they accumulate much more dirt.

What do we need: microfiber or lint-free cloth, warm soapy water (or rubbing alcohol), kitchen paper, and an ear bud. Optional: stiff bristle toothbrush

Steps (with fabric or velvety pads):

1. If possible, we remove the ear cushions, as this will facilitate cleaning. With a microfiber cloth dampened in a mixture of warm water and soap or isopropyl alcohol, rub the earmuffs until they recover their color and dry them with kitchen paper. It is important not to get the cloth too wet to prevent the earmuffs from absorbing liquid and can be damaged

2. Using the same cloth, rub the headband of the headphones and the earmuffs without pads; It is also advisable to dry them with kitchen paper. If the headphones have details (such as grooves), it is better to use an ear stick

3. If we want to clean the speakers themselves (that mesh that may be hidden under the pads), then it is advisable to use a toothbrush with stiff bristles and rub it very gently

4. After these steps, both the hooves must be left to dry on kitchen paper for at least a couple of hours. It is best to leave them overnight

Helmets with Faux Leather Cushions:

Although all the previous steps can be applied, in headband helmets that have synthetic leather pads it is necessary to take into account:

– Synthetic leather can become very hard (and become very uncomfortable) and can even crack and break when wet with water or any other liquid. It is very important to slightly dampen the microfiber cloth to avoid damaging the pads

– It is very important to let them dry for at least a couple of hours and go over the details and grooves with a kitchen paper, to avoid water remaining

We also remind you that you should never use a dryer, especially if it is only hot air, to try to speed up the drying process, as it can cause severe damage to our peripherals.

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