To clean most headphones, use a non-abrasive liquid cleaner such as peroxide. Dampen a cotton cloth by dipping it into the liquid wring the cloth to ensure that it is not too wet. To clean first unplug the headphone as too much liquid will damage the headphones, especially if the liquid gets inside the headphones. A cotton cloth should be fine for removing dirt and debris, but if a slightly more abrasive scrubber is desired, use nylon netting or even a toothbrush, just be sure that it is not saturated or dripping when you begin scrubbing.
Types of Ear Cushions
There are three basic types of ear cushions: Foam, Leatherette and Vinyl. The difference between these options is for easy of cleaning or replacement, comfort and noise reduction.
- Traditionally found on personal, on-ear style headphones
- Foam cushions can't be cleaned easily
- Ideal when headphones are for use
- Replaced easily and inexpensively
- Do not offer any additional insulation from outside noise
- Foam ear cushions are relatively comfortable and can be worn for extended periods
- Found on both personal, on ear and over-ear style headphones
- Vinyl cushions can be cleaned very easily
- Cushions can be replaced
- Offer some additional insulation from outside noise by way of foam within the vinyl acting as an insulator to outside noises
- Vinyl ear cushions are moderately comfortable
- Found on both personal, on-ear and over ear style headphones
- Leatherette cushions can be cleaned very easily.
- Can be replaced.
- Offer additional insulation from outside noise by way of foam within the leatherette acting as an insulator to outside noises.
- Extremely comfortable and can be worn for extended periods