For music lovers, the headphone is a very important device. While performing some task, some people derive inspiration for the music playing from there headphone.
These tasks might range from working on a PC, exercising, or even cleaning the house. This goes to show the importance of the music headphone. But there is one sad fact.
Because of mishandling and some other factors, many change their headphones twice or more in a year. If you are one of the people whose headphones always die within a year, it means you are doing something wrong with the device.
The reason why the headphone might get damaged easily is that it is a delicate device with lots of intricate internal components that could break down if handled without care. Those components will get jostled and wear down with time, leading to an inevitable malfunction.
But the good news is that as long as you take proper care of it, you can double or even triple the expected lifespan of the device. But how do you take properly of your headphone?
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That is the purpose of this post. Here are a few points to keep in mind when handling your headphone.
Never wind the cord into knots
When it comes to your headphones, use the “roadie wrap” method. You can then push two ends of the circle together to form a figure eight and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Never tie knots and avoid tight loops.
For earphones, wrap the cord around a toilet paper roll with notches for the plug and the buds.
Stop rolling over the Cord
Some headphones can be as long as seven or 10 feet, and as a result of the length, it only takes one severed point to render it useless. Also, people may be tempted to let such a long cord hang out on the ground instead of coiled up elsewhere.
So here is the trick, take extra care that it can’t ever be stepped on or worse, rolled over by the casters on your computer chair.
Don’t forget they are on your head
Some headphones can be very comfortable, so comfortable that you forget you have them on. One of the hazards that might happen is that you rush into the restroom with your headphones on.
As you know probably know already electronics and water do not go together. Just as it can fry your smartphone or laptop, water can get into your headphones and fry the audio drivers. So please check this the next time you visit the restroom, whether you are at work or home.
Pull the cord, not the plug
Over time, pulling can cause the internal wire to break and separate from the plug. Due to unequal stresses, one of the internal wires will break before the other, leaving you with earbuds that only play audio out of one side.
Don’t sleep with them on
Some genres of music, when combined with a high-quality headphone, can make you sleep in the process. When that happens, you won’t be able to control how you move when you are asleep because you roll around.
At the very least, there’s a good chance you’ll snag the cord. You might also cause damage to the cans themselves as you sleep on them with a heavy head.
As I already mentioned, headphones play a very important role in enhancing our activities. And because of there importance, it is necessary that we take proper care of them.
If you put the few tips mentioned above into practice, you will save yourself some cash by not buy headphones regularly. But if you have other suggestions, kindly mention them in the comment section below.