How To Clean Headphone Ear Muffs

Headphones get dirty over time and eventually start to smell. If you don’t clean them regularly, the ear muffs can become a breeding ground for bacteria. These bacteria can cause infections in your ears leading to fatal diseases. Smell can also ruin your listening experience.

If you have expensive headphones such as Beats, Bose, Sennheiser, you have to take proper care of them and clean their ear muffs regularly so that they don’t smell and look dirty.

Why You Should Clean Ear Muffs?

There are many reasons that one might need to clean the ear muffs but the most common ones are mentioned below:

  • To avoid any kind of infection
  • For a better listening experience
  • To increase the lifespan of headphones

How to Clean Ear Muffs

Before you clean the ear muffs of your expensive headphones you need to gather up all the tools and things you will need while cleaning up the ear muffs. So make sure you have the following things before starting the cleaning process:

  • A soft and dry cloth and a Microfiber Cloth
  • Rubbing Alcohol or hydrogen peroxide cleaner
  • Cotton buds
  • Soapy Water or Detergent

After you have gathered all the things just follow the below mentioned steps to clean your headphones ear muffs:

1. Remove the Ear Muffs

The first thing you need to do is to take off the ear muffs from your headphone cups. For this, you can use a small flat head screwdriver.Just place the tip of the screwdriver under the ear muff and pop it out. Be very careful while doing this as you don’t want to damage or break your headphones.Once you have removed the ear muffs, set them aside on a clean surface.

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If the ear muffs of your headphones are not removable you can simply leave them in their place, skip this step and proceed to the next step, but don’t try to remove them forcefully if they’re fixed.

2. Clean The Ear Muffs with Dry Cloth

Once you have removed the ear muffs, it’s time to start cleaning them. For this, take a soft and dry cloth and gently wipe away any dirt or debris from the surface of the ear muffs.

To remove the dirt out of the corners you can use the cotton buds or a cotton swab.

3. Clean The Ear Muffs With Microfiber Cloth

After you have removed the dirt and debris from the surface of the ear muffs with a dry cloth, it’s time to clean them with a microfiber cloth. For this, take the microfiber cloth and dip it in water.

Now gently wipe away any dirt or grime from the surface of the ear muffs with this microfiber cloth. Make sure you don’t use too much pressure while cleaning as you don’t want to damage the surface of the ear muffs.

4. Dry The Ear Muffs

Now dry the ear muffs by using the dry cloth or by air drying them. Don’t use microfiber cloth for drying as it’ll spread the soap instead of drying it.

5. Cleaning With Rubbing Alcohol

In the next step, you have to dip the microfiber cloth in the rubbing alcohol or the hydrogen peroxide cleaner and start cleaning the ear muffs with it.

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After that again clean the ear muffs by using a dry cloth and let them dry for a few hours in the sunlight and you’re good to go.

Conclusion

So these were the steps that you need to follow in order to clean your headphone ear muffs. Just make sure you don’t use too much pressure while cleaning as you might damage the surface of the ear muffs. Also, don’t forget to dry them properly after cleaning. If you have any questions or queries feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

I'm an audiophile and love everything about headphones - from the design to the sound quality. I've been writing about headphones for a while now and have become something of an expert on the topic. I think it's so important for people to have great sounding audio, and that's why I work so hard to promote great headphones. I believe that everyone should be able to experience high-quality audio, and that's why I'm such a big advocate for headphones.