How To Clean Over Ear Headphones?

Cleanliness is the basic step to remain healthy. Our body cells continuously die and get replaced. So where do the dead cells go? Of course, there isn’t any graveyard for them and they get stuck on the things we wear. In addition, the mucus produced by our skin and the dead cells and all the sweat gets on our wearable. Headphones are also no exception. Sweat attracts bacteria and that is why regular cleaning of the headphones is important.

And how will you clean your headphones over ear?

Cleaning Up The Headphones:

If it is your first time, don’t wash them if they are not water resistant. You can try out different methods that we are going to show you.

Washing With Soap Water:

If it is a long time since you cleaned up your headphones, you should use this method. Mix some detergent or liquid soap in water. Damp a cloth in this soapy water and wipe the ear pads and headband of your headphones with this mixture.

Use this method once a week to keep your headphones’ clean from all the ear wax, sweat and bacteria. This method is the best answer to the question “how to clean over the ear headphones”.

Using Alcohol Based Cleaners:

A gentle reminder: *If you have expensive headphones made of leather, you should never use alcohol on them. Alcohol can affect the quality of the leather and also the color of the headphones.

You can use any alcohol based cleaner. Simply spray some cleaner on a cloth and use this cloth to wipe off the dirt, sweat, bacteria and wax. Alcohol based cleaners are fine for average headphones. Or you can simply use your sanitizer if you feel too lazy to use any solution or cleaner. Put a drop of sanitizer and rub it off and all the bacteria will be wiped off.

Wipe Off The Water:

If you are using the headphones in the gym or while working out, there will be a lot of sweat on the headphones. So whether you are using a water resistant headphones or not, wipe off the sweat after use. Otherwise, the bacteria will cause the smell. You can use a damp cloth to wipe off the sweat and to clean the headphones immediately.

Washing In The Washing Machine:

Yes, you read it right. There are certain over ear headphones that provide you with the option of removing the ear pads. And those ear pads are washable. Therefore, you can simply remove the ear cups and put them in the washer. But don’t, I repeat, don’t ever put the headphones in the washer.

You can use any of these methods to clean up your over the ear headphones. So go and clean up the mess gathered on your over ear headphones.

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