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How to make Bluetooth headphones last longer

Caring for Headphones with cable

Bluetooth headphones have become increasingly popular in the past few years, as they allow users to enjoy music and other audio without having to worry about cords getting in their way. However, regular use can quickly wear down the ear cups on a Bluetooth headphone, shortening its lifespan. Here are some tips on how to make your headphones last longer:

Bluetooth headphones last longer

Here are the list of How to make Bluetooth headphones last longer

  • Keep them clean
  • Caring for Headphones with cable
  • Caring wireless headphones
  • Store them properly
  • Avoid moisture
  • Protect the weak points
  • Replace headphone pads occasionally
  • Match your headphones’ ohms with the audio source
  • Proper Charging Technique

Keep them clean

The best way to keep your headphones clean is to remove them from your ears when not in use. Use a soft cloth and wipe the ear cups down with it. You can also wipe them down with a wet cloth soaked in water or rubbing alcohol.

Avoid moisture:

Headphones are made to be sweat-proof, but they can still succumb to moisture. Avoid using your headphones while swimming or even in a pool. The moisture can cause corrosion and damage to the metal parts of the headphones. You can also use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe them down when not in use.

Avoid water:

The same goes for your headphones getting wet. Avoid using your headphones under the shower or in a sauna.

Avoid heat:

If you’re wearing your headphones while doing a long workout, remember to keep them at a cool temperature. Your ear canals will not be able to get enough air to circulate and they can feel uncomfortable.

The best temperature range for your ears is between 35°C and 40°C. Too cold or too warm will cause discomfort and fatigue.

Avoid direct sunlight:

Direct sunlight can cause damage to your headphones, so sit away from the window and keep your headphones in a bag or even in your bra while you’re at work.

Keep your headphones away from humidity When you’re using your headphones, keep them away from high humidity. This can cause condensation on the cable, which is bad for the cable’s insulation and performance.

Caring for Headphones with cable

Caring for Headphones with cable

Maintain the cable in good condition to ensure maximum performance to prevent your headphone’s sound quality from deteriorating, you should maintain the cable. Check it every week or so to make sure there are no fraying or tears and check any exposed wires for damage.

Now that so many headphones are either wireless or have detachable cables, this is a lot easier. The first step is to look at the cable and see what’s going on. If it appears to be fraying, you can try to repair it yourself if you’re handy. If you have a soldering iron, you can just re-solder the wire. If not, or if you want to be extra careful, you can use some glue and some electrical tape to reinforce any exposed wires.

You can often break headphones or in-ears simply by pulling them apart at the jack. Therefore, just a gentle reminder is all you need. In-ear phones can sometimes be used with little or no damage if they are simply placed in a ziplock bag. These are especially good for travel because you can use them without having to worry about damaging the cable or charger.

For headphones with detachable cables you can use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to grasp the cable and prevent it from being pulled through. To avoid damage, you can pull the cable out very carefully when removing your headphones.

Caring wireless headphones

Most wireless headphones have a mechanism to keep the earbuds securely in place. This prevents them from falling off, which is an important safety feature. However, there are other hazards that can be prevented by thorough cleaning. Make sure to clean the area where the earbuds go and use a soft brush or cloth to gently remove dust and debris. You should also ensure that you keep the area dry and free from moisture as much as possible.

If you are using wireless headphones with a charging case, ensure that you remove the case to prevent moisture buildup. Also, if the earbuds have lighted controls, make sure that they are not exposed to dust and water.

Cleaning brands, if any, that come with the earbuds should be used only on the outside of them. The foam cushions or eartips should not be exposed to water. You should also avoid using anything else to clean the earbuds since this will leave residue on them.

Store them properly

Your earbuds should be stored in a dry place. You can place them in the hard case that came with them or you can use a carrying pouch. Check that the foam cushions and eartips are not exposed to moisture and dust. Don’t expose the earbuds to direct sunlight and don’t store them in places where they will be exposed to dust or humidity. Don’t use the earbuds if they are damaged. When you are not using the earbuds, store them in their hard case or carrying pouch to prevent dust from accumulating.

Don’t pull or bend the earbuds. Don’t expose them to heat, moisture or high temperatures. If the earphones are immersed in water or if they get wet, wipe them off with a dry cloth immediately and let them dry naturally. When not in use, remove the earbud-tips and store them separately. Keep the earbud tips away from wetness or moisture. If you follow these precautions, the life of your earphones will be extended.

If the earphones are not used for a long time, remove the battery pack and place it in its case to prolong battery life. If you store your earphones in a pocket or bag, remove the battery pack. If you keep your earphones in a place exposed to direct sunlight, heat or humidity, it may shorten the life of the earphones.

Avoid moisture

Contamination by moisture from changing weather can destroy the outside layer of your screens. If you use your earphones in very wet or damp conditions, wipe off any water immediately. If you keep your earphones by a swimming pool, beach or sauna, remove the battery pack and store it in a dry place away from heat and moisture.

Cleaning your earphones : To clean your earphones, turn them upside down and gently wipe the inside of the earphone with a soft cloth. Avoid using strong solvents such as alcohol or benzine.

These will damage the outside of your screens. When you have finished cleaning, turn the earphones back to their normal position and put them in their protective cases. If you do not have a protective case for your earphones, use a soft cloth or soft brush to gently clean the outside of your screens. If your earphones are not in their protective cases, be careful not to bend or squash the wires.

Protect the weak points

If your earphones have weak points where the wires are connected to the ear pieces, bend these points in a slight curve. Place a small piece of paper over them (or stick them with a small amount of glue) so that they cannot be accidentally bent.

If your earphones have a weak point where the wire is connected to the jack plug, place a small piece of paper over this point. The paper should be large enough to cover the entire area. Be careful not to bend or squash the wires when you do this.

Plug in your earphones

To ensure that your earphones do not get damaged when they are plugged in, make sure that the plug is correctly fitted into the socket of the device. If you have many types of devices, always check the correct position of each plug.

Do not connect the earphones to other devices by using a splitter.

The sound quality of some earphones is better if they are connected directly to the device. Some devices have a special jack that is designed for connecting earphones. If your device does not have such a jack, use the supplied cable to connect the earphone plug to the audio output jack on the device.

Do not use the earphones for an extended period of time.

They could be damaged by overheating if you play them for too long. Use only one earphone at a time. Doing so will help preserve battery power and prevent interference from another device.

Do not use the earphones in the rain.

They could be damaged by moisture or water. Remove the earphone cable when you are not using them. This helps prevent accidental damage caused by foreign objects that may be caught in the cable.

Do not pull on the cable when removing or connecting the earphone plug.

Doing so may damage the cable and/or earphones. Do not store the cable with a metal object such as a necklace, etc. Doing so may cause a short circuit. When the earphone cable is not in use, store it in the protective pouch that came with it. Store it out of reach of young children and pets. Dispose of the pouch when you are not using the cable.

Never use the earphone plug with anything other than the earphones that came with it. Doing so may damage the plug and/or earphones. Earphones are designed for indoor use only, not for outdoor use.

Replace headphone pads occasionally

Additional comfort comes from headphone pads besides the aesthetics of a headset. Earpads are made of various materials including foam, gel, leather and cloth. Use different earpad types for different activities. For example, use a gel-filled pad for exercising or a padded cotton earpad for sleeping. You can also use the same earpad type for both. The gel-filled pad is more comfortable and breathable while the padded cotton pad provides a more secure fit.

Match your headphones’ ohms with the audio source

It’s important to match your headphones’ ohms with the audio source to ensure the best possible sound quality. If the headphones have a higher impedance than the audio source, they won’t produce as loud of a sound. If the impedance is lower than the audio source, the headphones may distort the sound.

Do not connect your headphones to the source if they are mismatched. For example, if you have a 40-ohm headphone plugged into a 100-ohm source, the impedance will be too high and cause an unstable connection. The connection will be too low and cause a poor sound quality. To avoid this, make sure the source you are plugging into is designed to handle your headphones’ impedance.

Poorly performing headphones can draw in higher-than-average sound with an amplifier. If you have a poorly performing pair of headphones and are using an amplifier, try using another set of headphones or turn off the amplifier.

Proper Charging Technique

The battery must be charged properly to achieve the best possible performance. After charging, perform a proper discharge test before use. To charge a battery, connect the charger’s output to the input on your power source. Make sure the battery is fully discharged before charging. Use only a charger designed for NiMH batteries and rechargers designed for NiMH batteries. Using chargers designed for other types of batteries can cause damage.

Here are the some important and useful tips:

  • Do not charge the battery at temperatures above 40ºF (4ºC).
  • Do not charge the battery in direct sunlight, or where there is excessive moisture.
  • Do not leave the battery in a discharged condition for more than 24 hours.
  • Do not store the battery with other metal objects such as clips, coins, etc.
  • Do not use the battery if it is damaged.
  • Do not use the battery with a damaged case or a defective charger. We recommend that you use the supplied NiMH battery case and charger when storing your new battery.
  • Do not disassemble the battery.
  • Do not incinerate, crush, or short-circuit the battery.
  • Do not use the battery near heat sources such as a hot air duct, heater, or other heat source.  Do not drop the battery or subject it to strong impacts.  Do not disassemble, open, tamper with, or modify this device in any way. 

Note:

Please be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully when using this product.

CAUTION:

It is prohibited to use this product in a built-in installation such as a car, boat, etc.

Conclusions

In conclusion, by following the simple tips listed above, you can make your bluetooth headphones last longer. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it will also ensure that you always have a pair of headphones available when you need them. So be sure to keep these tips in mind the next time you go to use your Bluetooth headphones!

Written by James

James is a multimedia engineer and tech expert who loves to relax and enjoy music at its highest quality. He is on an endless quest to find the ultimate headphones to rule them all, sharing his findings in guides and reviews.

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