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4 Tips To Make Sure Your Headphones Last A Long Time

Nothing sucks more than buying several headphones every year because they keep breaking. Unfortunately, this happens to the best of us. 

The good news is that there are methods that you can use to maintain your headphones so that they sound and look as good as new. 

This includes cleaning your headphones regularly and properly, or maybe you want to boost the treble and bass on your headphones. 

You’ll find the following tips extremely valuable at helping you to get more bang for your buck when it comes to your headphones and ensure that you get to enjoy them for many more years to come. 

  1. Clean the Headphones

It doesn’t matter if you have circumoral (over the ear) or supra-aural (on-ear) headphones, you shouldn’t have to worry about earwax buildup. Moisture build-up from sweating through regular use or exercise can be rinsed off. 

It’s important to ensure that your headphone has an IP rating that’s between IP5 to IP7. You can find this rating on the manufacturer’s website. 

Some headphone manufacturers also offer extra accessories such as replaceable or removable earpads to help prolong the lifespan of your headphones. This is quite popular with Sennheiser models, for example. 

  1. Protect the Cable

The cable is probably the most fragile part of your headphones. That’s why cordless headphones are getting popular. 

To extend the cable’s lifespan, you must loop it around your fingers a few times so that it forms a coil instead of storing it in a bunch or wadding it up. 

Keeping it coiled like this will prevent the formation of breakage points or kinks that might damage it internally. 

This means that your headphones won’t just stop working out of the blue anymore and you’ll find that it’s easier to store the headphones inside the pouch that they come with.

  1. Take Advantage of Apps

There are apps that are designed to enable you to change the sound signature of your headphones significantly and quickly. 

But, this doesn’t mean that you should do it. An app isn’t a fix-all panacea for your headphone’s sound woes. For best results, it’s better to use simple EQ apps to solve your earpiece’s sound issues but not right out of the box. 

After a while of owning them, you could tame overtly sibilant high-mids or town down the bass a bit using an EQ app without damaging your headphones.

  1. Use Preamps

While EQ apps are designed to change the sound signature of the drivers in your headphones, digital-analog converters or DACs for short, are designed to improve the sound quality comprehensively and not just the frequency response. 

Your mobile phone’s default DAC is known for its ability to convert the digital signal from the phone to your headphone’s internal analog signal, granted your utilizing wired earphones or headphones. 

Most manufacturers don’t prioritize DACs and preamps compared to the processor so it’s best to optimize it yourself if you can.

Posted by Emily Dawson on Nov 16, 2020 2:56 AM Europe/London

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