Headsets, why don’t they last longer?

Hi and welcome to a new group of solutions to those earphones questions. Ever desired to learn about something headset, earphone or headset related? Now is your opportunity. Due to the great amount of inquiries we are so regularly asked, we’ve reached into our mailbag and selected the 9 most relevant (and most frequently submitted) inquiries. Enjoy.

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Part 1: How can I make my headphones last longer?

Headsets are a vital part of modern music. In the terrible old days, headsets were close to stationary turntables and really the only portable music emanated chiefly from ‘Ghetto Blasters’, which a type of portable tape player, such as one that incurs the wrath of Mr. Spock in Star Trek 5, one about the whales.

This fundamentally meant that if you ever wanted to listen to some music whilst out and about, (and lets face it, who does not?) everyone else in immediate vicinity required to listen to it also.

Today, as any peek out of our closest window must inform you, pretty much everybody is listening to music discreetly and comfortably with the use of iPods, MP3 players and what-have-you. But, your earphones, the source of your aural enjoyment (see what I did there? nyuk nyuk) are lots like your clothes or your car in they go all over the place with you and infrequently want some TLC to keep them running for more time.

Wear and tear could be the main killer of earphones (unless, like me, you park yourself on them when they’re within your bag whilst at work…D’oh!) and as such, you will need to be aware of the following risks.

1) Winding: wrapping your earphones around your MP3 device might appear to be a good way to store them, but be careful of wrapping it up too securely. If yo happen to wrap the cords too tightly or rigidly, you are prone to tear the silicon wiring within, this can cause irreparable damage with the wires, resulting in loss of quality or complete loss of sound altogether.
2) Fluids: Your earphones could seem waterproof, but in fact, they’re not. The speakers take in fluid, this will warp them enduringly, distorting all future sound. Rain you are able to handle, but be cautious of sweat when running or exercising and, naturally, be careful for spilled drinks.
3) Heat: The similar reason that fluids are shocking (but additionally with an added threat to the wiring) excessive heat is a very poor thing for headphones. Keep away from leaving them in the path of direct sunlight for very long, or seeking to microwave them whilst drunk.

Caring for the earphones is a comparatively simple task, if the sound becomes distorted, its sometimes a good suggestion to wash out the speakers using a dry cotton bud, just dabbing away along at the grease or make up that may build up in there. If the problem persists, run the cotton bud under some warm water and take a look at cleaning out your ears. That sometimes works.