IEM Hygiene
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It's not pretty but someone has to do it. How do you keep your IEMs, CIEMs, and even headphones clean?
thumb_upMai Minh Triết, Jeff-D, and 5 others
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SeadonkeyLove
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Jan 13, 2018
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Good thread, lots of good products out there I didn’t know about that I’ll be investigating further. Thanks for putting this up.
Jan 13, 2018
gasmaskdude
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Dec 9, 2017
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Dec 9, 2017
Dsnuts
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Jun 6, 2017
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Alcohol disposable swabs. Where I work it is required stuff. I just come to work and use those. Works great.
Jun 6, 2017
Aegis_Yeo
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Apr 5, 2017
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As a guy who owns both UIEMs and CIEMs, alcohol swabs is the way to go. That and I have access to a small vacuum that allows me to remove any ear wax, particles stuck in my bores.
For CIEMs, I usually swab my stuff ever alternate week. For UIEM, I try to swab it whenever I pass it around for hygiene purposes /
Apr 5, 2017
Clarissa
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Mar 1, 2017
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baby wipes work great with the stuff you can't detach and rinse
Mar 1, 2017
akdls
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Feb 27, 2017
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Silicone tips are easy to clean. You an just soak or wipe them. If you're getting gunk inside, maybe you should clean your ears regularly? I do this (out of habit) so I never get earwax on my IEMs, inside or out. I also don't sweat and have a general lack of oil so I don't need to clean often, and end up just dry wiping everything down once in a while with a microfiber cloth. Tips do get cleaned with mild soap and water occasionally.
Feb 27, 2017
Icefalkon
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Feb 27, 2017
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Well...for my Comply tips, I simply throw them out and put a new set on... I've experimented with removing them, running them under warm water and letting them dry out. Yes it works, but I don't recommend that.
As for headphone pads...a good leather cleaner and or spare velour pads.
Also, eyeglass cleaning wipes work great as well for the silicone tips.
Feb 27, 2017
Uzuzu
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Jun 16, 2016
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nothing but my shirt and spit
Jun 16, 2016
payodpanda
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Jun 15, 2016
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I simply soak my silicone tips in soapy water for a while, then "flush" the gunk out with a moist Q-tip. My IEMs have removable filters so they get a shallow wet clean + dry too. That said, I haven't used the IEMs in... I don't know, maybe 10 months or so.
For headphones, simple lint free cloth wipes. For leather pads, mostly dry wipes with lint free cloth, slightly moist once in a while too though (like once in two-ish months).
Jun 15, 2016
mark2410
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Jun 15, 2016
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the tips get a little bath in H2O2 every now and then
Jun 15, 2016
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