How to Maintain the Age of Headphones

Simple ways to maintain your headphones in good condition and more than that! Furthermore, these advice will give you some ideas to give the headphones the golden chance to function durably and say no to crashes!


Headphones have quite simple structures and working fundamental, however inside each headphone ear pad, there is a small but comprehensive system so that they can be easily broken if counter hard collision from outside or when they have to overwork for a long period of time even the best headphones can’t handle the works.

There are legendary headphones worn by people over decades but still work perfectly without encountering any problems, but there are others which are broken after a few testing runs with numerous types of trouble. They could happen in the speakers with cracked and flicker sounds or it could be worse if the speakers are completely dead. This problem could because of the manufacturers, but there could be some faults of users while using the headphone without carefully maintenance and repair.

Some problems commonly met with the headphones could be: flickers sounds because of the malfunction inside the speakers and electrical leaks, peeled off ear pads, or even more common is about the tangled and broken headphone lines.

With Small in – Ear Headphones

in – Ear Headphones

This type of headphone has compact design therefore it is likely to be broken easily inside the strings or even completely interrupted if stretched too much. The joints are the weakest points to be damaged such as the area of jack 3.5, Y part, mini microphone area and even the buttons (with headphones that have attached microphones) and the joint to the speakers.

Beside the fact that you should protect the headphones from hard physical impacts, users also have to prepare some solutions to prevent the headphones from the outside such as cover the wires with springs, tapes or glues in weak points. On market there are some types of specialized rubber wires used for headphone wire cover with cheap prices and high sense of beauty. To avoid the headphones to be broken and help people to be more flexible in using the wires, some manufacturers use the jacks that join the wires and the speakers together. This thing will enable us to replace simply or upgrade some particular parts. But the point is those joints are the weaknesses. Most of them are quite small and not durable enough, if you do the repairing or fitting wrong, it would be a disaster to the speakers and the wires.

Some high – end in – ear headphone product lines on market are produced by some manufacturers with good and strong materials that can prevent breaking, tangling such as MA750/750i, T10i of RHA, but as a matter of fact, users need a little bit upgrades to make sure the product can work for a long time.

Another trouble commonly seen on these types of headphones is the cracker and loss of the sounds. It might be because of the wires, or the electric wielding joints are oxide, but there is high chance that the driver is wrong somewhere.

Headphones using Dynamic drivers (having speaker nets) might take an effect if users listen to music at very high volume in a long period of time of suffer from high physical damages. With some high quality products, they use at least 2 or 3, or even more than 10 drivers in a speaker system, users have to protect the headphone inside the holders to avoid physical and chemical effects. You should do it with care because just one driver goes wrong, the sound quality outputted would be affected and everything could go another way not expected by manufacturers.

Some Advices in Using Headphones


  • Don’t use the headphone too much before you sleep: Listen to music has a good effect on our sleeps, but the headphone could be broken by us accidentally while we are sleeping, not mention other bad things that could happen to ourselves.
  • Clean your ears: Ears are the part of the body that contact directly with the headphones for a long time therefore the effect caused by ears to the headphone is not small at all. Using the headphones also make the amount of bacteria inside our ears increase greatly. So keep your ears clean before and after using the headphones.
  • Use and keep the headphones in cool and dry places, avoid dust because they can sneak into the ear holes.
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