How do you clean smelly headphone pads?
- Before the headphones are stored/put away, wipe off the earpads with a clean towel or a paper towel.
- On a regular basis, wipe off the earpads using a damp rag and a small amount of Dawn dish soap.
- Exposure of the earpads to sunlight for 60 minutes can also lessen the odor.
Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean headphones?
A cotton swab dampened with isopropyl alcohol, aka rubbing alcohol, will work, too, but don’t use too much. We say damp, not wet, as you don’t want the alcohol to get inside the earbuds. Don’t use anything stronger, like bleach or other household cleaning agents, since these could damage the earbuds, too.
How do you clean in ear headphones with mesh?
Lightly dampen a cotton swab with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and wipe the bud mesh to disinfect and remove any residue that remains. Don’t saturate the cotton swab with too much alcohol. You don’t want any moisture to drip down into the inner mechanisms of the earbud. The alcohol should dry quickly.