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5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Headphones

5 Common Mistakes People Make With Their Headphones

Finally, after saving up your money and doing the research, you bought the high-quality headphones, earbuds, or IEMs you’ve always wanted. You’ve invested your hard-earned money into them, and now you need to make sure they last. Unfortunately, there are many ways you can unintentionally damage your headphones, so avoid these five common mistakes people make with their headphones.

Blasting the Volume

We get it; you bought top-of-the-line headphones because you want the best sound quality, and you want to hear the most of it! But, just like how you can blow out a speaker from playing it too loud, you can blow out your headphones or earbuds. Even the best drivers can fail, and if you start to hear your headphones distorting music without a deep bass, your driver could be damaged. Keep things moderate to save your headphones and ears.

Messy Wires

Wires can get in the way; we understand that. It may be more convenient to tightly wrap the cables around your headphones or earbuds and set them aside, but that can cause long-term, internal damage. Wrapping wires tightly causes tension that can sever ligaments and damage connection points. Take the Tin HiFi T2 earbuds, for instance, which come with a 1.2-meter cable. That’s not a lengthy cable, but it may be tempting to wrap it tightly and tuck it away. Instead, keep it as loose as possible and untangled to preserve the interior wiring.

Forgetting To Clean

Everyone can be a little sloppy, but your headphones are one thing you should regularly clean and maintain. With earbuds especially, earwax buildup is gross and damaging to your earbuds or IEMs and charging cases. You should still clean your headphones regularly, even if it seems like they don’t accrue earwax.

Pull the Plug, Not the Cord

We’ve probably all snatched a cable out of its jack by grabbing the cord and yanking. It may feel easy and harmless, but this can cause stress where the cord and plug meet, leading to long-term damage. Grab the plug and gently remove it from its jack instead. It’s the little things that lead to a long and healthy life for your headphones.

Exposure to Moisture

Headphones don’t like to be wet. Ever. Keep the headphones you listen to music or mix audio with separate from your exercise or working out headphones. There are special sports headphones and earbuds equipped for that use because exposure to sweat can damage regular headphones. Also, avoid wearing your headphones right out of the shower; the moisture from wet hair can trickle down and cause problems.

Now, you know some of the most common mistakes people make with their headphones. Learn them and develop good habits with your headphones so they’ll last longer, and you’ll save money in the long run! Keep reading TTAUDIO for all kinds of tips and news for music lovers and audiophiles!

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