Hello and welcome to the brand new group of answers to your earpiece inquiries. Ever wanted to know about something headset, earpiece or headset linked? Now is your opportunity. Due to the great deal of questions we are so repeatedly asked, we’ve dipped into our mailbag and chosen the 9 most applicable (and most often submitted) questions. Enjoy.
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Part 1: How can I make my headsets last more time?
Earphones are a vital part of modern music. Within the bad old days, headsets were attached to stationary turntables and the one portable music emanated chiefly from ‘Ghetto Blasters’, which a style of portable tape player, such as one which incurs the wrath of Mr. Spock in Star Trek IV, the one about the whales.
This fundamentally meant that if you planned to listen to some music whilst out and about, (and lets face it, who doesn’t?) everybody else in immediate vicinity had to listen to it also.
Today, as any peek out of our closest window should inform you, virtually everybody is playing music inconspicuously and comfortably with the use of iPods, MP3 players and what-have-you. But, your earphones, the source of your audio enjoyment (see what I did there? nyuk nyuk) are a lot like your clothing or your vehicle in that they go everywhere with you and sometimes want some TLC to keep them running for longer.
Wear is the main killer of earphones (unless, like me, you park yourself on them when they’re in your pocket whilst at work…D’oh!) and as such, you will need to be aware to those following hazards.
1) Winding: wrapping your headphones around your MP3 device might appear to be a great way to store them, but be careful of wrapping it up too tightly. If yo happen to wrap the cords too tightly or rigidly, you are prone to tear the silicon wiring within, this will cause irreparable damage with the wires, resulting in damage to condition or complete damage to sound completely.
2) Fluids: Your headphones could appear waterproof, but in reality, they are not. The speakers absorb fluid, this could warp them permanently, distorting all future music. Rain you can deal with, but be cautious of sweat when jogging or exercising and, naturally, be careful for spilled drinks.
3) Heat: For that identical reason that fluids are bad (but also with another threat to the wiring) excessive heat is an incredibly bad thing for earphones. Keep away from leaving them in the path of direct daylight for very long, or trying to microwave them whilst drunk.
Caring for your earphones is a relatively simple task, if the sound gets distorted, its from time to time a good suggestion to wash out the speakers with a dry cotton bud, just dabbing away along at the grease or make up that can develop in there. If the issue persists, run the cotton bud under some tepid water and take a look at cleaning out your ears. That sometimes works.