If the headphone cord is used roughly or if they are not maintained appropriately, the sound quality produced from them will get worse over time, or they will break down totally. There are many dos and don’ts to keep an eye on when trying to protect a set of headphone cord for an extended period. Putting these simple tips into action can considerably improve the life of every pair of headphone cord you own.
Clean Headphone Cord
More costly sets of headphone cord come with scrubbing equipment, but that does not mean that cheap sets will not profit from regular cleaning. To clean your headphone cord, start by moving any rubber or foam pieces, and sopping them in alcohol. Rub the surface under them with a lint-free cloth, and then wipe with a cloth or cotton cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide. To finish, use a cotton swab or a toothpick immersed in hydrogen peroxide to eliminate all the wax, and other dust from the internal areas of the cord.
Keep Your Headphone cord in a Case.
Purchase a case made for keeping your headphone cord in. It must have a place to protect each earpiece and a portion for the cable. This will avoid your cable from twisting, which can damage the elusive metal cord inside, and it will also shield the speakers from the destruction that can be caused by effect, like being fallen or smashed. When the metal web over the speaker is twisted, it not only threatens to damage the speaker elements; it shields but alters the sound produced. Make a habit of keeping the headphone cord back in their case after each use.
Unplug the Speakers from Your Audio Devices
Earphones that keep on attached to the MP3 player or any other device when it is held in your bag or your pocket are considerably more likely to get smashed. The cord can be dragged suddenly from the jack, and the connector spoiled, or the cord can get twisted, and the copper cord inside wrecked. Simply disconnecting the earphones from the audio device will look after the audio connector and the delicate part where the cord joins to the jack.
Don’t Carry Them in Your Pocket
Don’t carry the headphone cord in your pocket, unless they are in a durable case. Besides the risk of twisting, they can be entirely damaged by the dust, fluff, and other remains in your pocket. If you want to carry them in your pocket, clean them repeatedly with a dry toothbrush to clean the dust and lint, however, be aware that once the earth goes in the interior of the speaker, there is not an effective way to get it out. This accumulation will reduce sound production and quality over time, and may finally put enough pressure on the speakers that the headphone cord quit working altogether.
Don’t Wrap the Cord around Your Audio Device
The copper cable inside the headphone cord is very gentle and light. Packaging it around your audio device will frequently cause little fractures in that copper wire. The first indication of copper destruction in your headphone cord is a bursting sound. Eventually, this damage will cause one or both headphone cord to stop transmitting sound entirely
Don’t Let Them Get Wet
Liquor, water, and all liquid things will damage the electronic modules of your headphone cord. If you unintentionally get your cords wet, put them in a bowl of rice and allow them to dry off for some days before trying to use them yet again. The rice will absorb the wetness from the headphone cord and may stop more serious damage.