How to clean earbuds?

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EdRo

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How to clean earbuds?
« on: 15 Jul 2017, 03:33 pm »
I have a problem. EARWAX, EARWAX, EARWAX!!! I think that I could be the single source for all the Amishs candle needs! So, how do I clear the gunk out of my 1More triple drivers?

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #1 on: 15 Jul 2017, 04:10 pm »
I'd be inclined to check in with a hearing aid outfit.

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #2 on: 15 Jul 2017, 11:06 pm »
I have a problem. EARWAX, EARWAX, EARWAX!!! I think that I could be the single source for all the Amishs candle needs! So, how do I clear the gunk out of my 1More triple drivers?

You have to get the eartips off so you can get to the metal flange where the sound comes out of.  If earwax is getting inside of that thing, you may have trouble.  When Sennheiser producted the IE800, they added special screens to the driver unit so earwax would not easily get inside. Then, with careful use and frequent cleaning (removing the eartips) they were supposed to be trouble-free.  That's my memory of the IE800, and there should be a similar process for the 1-More IEM.

Edit: Come to think of it, the special screens might have been on Sennheiser's IE800 eartips, not the driver units.

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #3 on: 16 Jul 2017, 01:07 am »
Do these have filters? These might be screens like Dale is referring to, or little round inserts like Etymotic uses. If so, replace (or clean using hydrogen peroxide after removing if the metal screen type). If not, umm.....errrr.....

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #5 on: 16 Jul 2017, 01:22 am »
So, how do I clear the gunk out of my 1More triple drivers?
Vacuum cleaner I suppose;

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #6 on: 16 Jul 2017, 02:00 am »
wax on.....wax off :thumb:

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #7 on: 16 Jul 2017, 02:50 am »
Classic Marvda, Absolutely CLASSIC!!!!

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #8 on: 16 Jul 2017, 07:34 am »
Have you considered that it would be more prudent to clean your ears regularly rather than trying to constantly clean your earbuds?

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Re: How to clean earbuds?
« Reply #9 on: 16 Jul 2017, 05:24 pm »
Have you considered that it would be more prudent to clean your ears regularly rather than trying to constantly clean your earbuds?
I would not recommend removing wax from the ears constantly, the more wax it removes, the more wax the ear produces.