- Advertisement -
32 C
Lagos
Advertisement
Home Guide 10+ Best Ways to Maintain Your...

10+ Best Ways to Maintain Your Headphone

- Advertisement -

Headphones (or earphones that are fitted directly into the ear) are a pair of small loudspeaker devices worn on or around the head over a user’s ears. They allow a single user to listen to an audio source privately, in contrast to a loudspeaker where everyone can hear the audio loudly; Headphones can also be called ear-speakers.

In as much as these little devices help magnify audio sound in our ears, they are very fragile and can stop working if not properly maintained.

- Advertisement -

Headphones may be used with stationary CD and DVD players, home theatre, personal computers, or portable devices (for example digital audio player/MP3 player, mobile phone).

This problem causes many users of earphones to change their earphones more often than not if you fall into this category, it means that there’s something you are not doing Wright that is causing the damage. This article presents you with some tips on how to maintain your earphone and increase its lifespan.

1. Don’t leave headphones plugged in

Many of us make this mistake with our earphones, not knowing that it damages it gradually. Don’t leave your headphones plugged in when not in use, because If you mistakenly get caught in your headphones cable, you can cause damage when trying to get up or move.

2. Pull the plug, not the cable

Frequent pulling of the cable can cause the internal wire to break. Never you pull the cable when removing the headphone plug from an audio source, always grip and pull the connector (the plug). Pulling the cable exerts extra stress on the connector, because of this unequal stress, one of the internal wires will break before the other which will eventually damage it.

3. Pull firmly, not sharply

Patience and care is needed when handling this device, when pulling the headphone, you should be careful not to pull sharply but firmly. If the jack of the headphone is snug, try removing the connector with a firm, steady force. Yanking it can damage the prong.

4. Wrap up the cables when it is not in use

Always ensure you wrap up the earphone cable when you are not using it, especially for portable headphones without braided cables. Improper wrapping of the cable may cause it to get tangled or bunched up, which can kink and wear away the connection.

Instead of stuffing the earphone in your pocket, using a binder clip or notches to properly bind  it can prevent it from being tangled. Also avoid exerting external stress on them or weaving them like most people do. Try to get a case or protective bag for your headphones.

Do not wind the cords into knots, you can wrap the cord around a tissue paper roll with notches for the plug and buds. If you’re always moving your headphones, you may want to  picking up a case or soft bag for them.

5. Don’t sleep with the headphones on

Sleeping with earphones on can be cool at times when you are listening to that favorite song that makes you emotional, but this could cause damage to your earphones when you fall asleep and cannot control how you move your head or roll around. You could snag the cord as a result of this and you might also damage the cans when your head rests on them.

6. Avoid dangling the headphones

Dangling the earphones puts an undue stress on the on the internal wire at that point. Avoid letting your headphones dangle from your desk or bag.

7. Avoid contact with water

Off course water is life and is good but its not friendly to electronic devices except for those that are made “ water resistant” this is not exceptional to headphones, they don’t mix with water.

If they accidentally get dunked somehow, remove them from the water immediately and pour rubbing alcohol over them, then let them air dry for a few hours. This should reduce the damage, but try as much as possible not to allow your headphones come in contact with water.

Sweat can be a huge problem also, continuous use of headphones when sweating can affect the audio quality, avoid using headphones when under the rain or directly out of the shower, if you must exercise with your headphones on, try using a headband to reduce the risk of sweat.

8. Avoid Cranking up the volume

Raising the volume to its maximum could be dangerous not just to your ear drum alone but also to your earphone. All sound producing devices create sound waves. These waves are produced by vibrations, and the louder the sound, the greater the vibrations.

Because headphones components are delicate, excessive volume can warp the sound-producing parts. It starts with truncating of certain frequencies, and then the audio will shift and degrade, losing its full-bodied qualities.

9. Always Turn down the audio before plugging your headphones in

Headphones are very sensitive to audio sounds, Plugging headphones while high-volume audio is playing can damage them. Try turning down the volume from the audio device before plugging in the headphones, and also keep them off your head until you plug them in. after plugging in the headphone, you can now raise the volume until it’s at a comfortable listening level.

10. Turn down the bass

Most headphones do not come with powerful bass drivers. Also heavy bass can quickly damage the headphone speakers. Bass is a low-frequency sound, and it can put a lot of stress on speakers that don’t have the capacity. You can try using your source’s level mixer to lower the bass levels, and make sure any “Bass Boost” option is disabled.

11. Keep your volume low

Why keep a very high volume when you can hear loud enough? High volume can not only affect your ear drum and possibly damage your hearing; it can also blow out your headphone speakers. This can result to permanent distortion and buzzing. The moment you notice that your sound starts cracking, it indicates that your volume is too high.

Try not to set the audio volume to its maximum, doing so can increase the chances of damaging the headphone speakers. Try to make sure the volume of your audio source is at its average, as long as you can hear it clearly.

12. Use headphones that can handle the output

Input equals output, your headphone must be able to handle the power of your audio source. This shouldn’t be an issue if you’re plugging headphones into your phone or computer, but when connecting to high-end stereo equipment, you must ensure that the headphones can handle the power output its receiving.

Using weak headphones on a powerful source will quickly blow them out. To know the capacity of your headphone, Check your headphone’s documentation to determine the ohms that it can support, as well as the ohm output of your audio source.

My thoughts:

Getting an expensive headphone doesn’t guarantee the longevity of the device, so weather you buy a thousand dollar headphone or as low as 150 it all boils down to how well you can maintain it and increase its life span

- Advertisement -
Guest Author
This post was written by a Guest Author. Please see their details in the post above. If you'd like to Contribute towards the growth of The Xplorion, please check our Contributor Page for details about how YOU can share your tips with our growing community.
- Advertisement -

Trending Now

Africa Needs Virtual Reality in Its Educational System

Words are powerful and speak volume, a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth about a million, and virtual reality is...
- Advertisement -

Startimes Subscription Prices, Packages and Channels List in 2020

StarTimes Nigeria is one of the popular cable TV providers in Nigeria. This service is a subsidiary of a Chinese based company called Startimes...

GB WhatsApp Pro, OG WhatsApp Pro V8.10 (GB OG Replacements) Latest Version

Good day peeps, the latest GBWhatsApp is here... and it is called the GB WhatsApp ProRemember earlier, GB Mods the maker of GB WhatsApp...

GB WhatsApp, WhatsApp Plus and OG WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Checkout the new GB WhatsApp Tutorial.Hello, welcome to WhatsApp Plus, OG WhatsApp and GB WhatsApp tips and tricks. For the sake of this article,...

Best Low Size PC Action Games For Your Old PC/Laptop With Low Specs

Gaming time is one our favorite time and nothing beats the ability to play high-quality games on our PCs but like some of our...

10 Best Places to Download Bollywood Movies

Do you spend hours watching Bollywood movies as I do? Have you been in search of the perfect sites to download the best Hindi...

DStv Channels List, Packages and Prices in 2020

Thousands of people in Nigeria have put their trust in DStv to provide them with the very best of television shows and programs.DStv (Digital...

How to Download Tiktok Video Without Watermark on iOS & Android

It’s no longer news that the younger generation is into social media with the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc.But with the exit...

Car Logos: List of 25 Top Car Brand Logo

Many modern cars are introduced to the market daily. Auto users can hardly differentiate between various models and brands on the market.This should not...

How to Fix Home Key, Recent Key and Notification Bar Not Working?

There is a bug in the Android OS that dates back as far as the Lollipop Version and it is one of the most...

5 Best Under 15,000 Naira Smartphones in Nigeria

Smartphones are currently like the way of life today, and everybody needs one of them devices. The need to stay up to par with...
- Advertisement -

Related Posts

Big Brother Naija 2019: How to Vote for Your Favorite Housemate?

Big brother Naija, is no doubt the biggest reality TV show on the continent at the moment. This explains why millions of people are...

How to Use Telegram Stickers in WhatsApp for Android?

Back in October 2018, WhatsApp launched its stickers feature and created a buzz even though WhatsApp was late to the party. Other chat apps...

Hive Work App Pays You to Do Simple Tasks for AI Systems

In some cases, games and apps don’t give you real money for playing a few sessions or contributing contents to their platform, but Hive...

How to Maximize Family Time in a Tech-world?

Like it or not, technology is taking over the society ninety percent of what we do involves technology, from sending emails to making your...

How to Use the Unsend Feature in Facebook Messenger?

If you have ever sent a link to your parents by mistake or accidentally sent your inner thoughts to a random person or a...
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here