It does not matter if you bought expensive headphones, or if you bought something cheap, proper care and handling will ensure they last much longer.
How to prevent your headset from breaking?
Why do your headphones break? Here are several common mistakes that would mess up your headphones before the due time.
1. Beware of winding up your cable
The length of the cable from your headset can be very long. A headset with a long cable may be great in some cases, but keeping them is not always easy.
If your phone fits in this case, take extra care, first not to end up taking a tumble by leaving the wire loose on the floor when connected to your computer. Also, be careful when storing, to wrap it in a way that does not bend the thread.
2. Do not hang the cable
3. Do not forget in your head
Whoever, not friends? Many times I was concentrating on watching a series on my smartphone or tablet or playing an addictive game, and as soon as a game ended or an episode of the series came to an end, I would run to the bathroom forgetting to first take off the headphones from the head.
At this point, a sudden movement occurs because its device pulls the handset to one side and its head to the other, causing the wire to have a taut stretching. Probably your headphones will not break on the first, second or even the third time this happens, but the damage is cumulative and will have long-term consequences.
4. Do not interlace the cable
One of the things that makes your headphones break so easily are the knots and tight ties when you’re not using the device, which ultimately accelerates the wear of the internal wires.
If you need to store the headphones, wrap the cord around a roll of toilet paper, with notches for the plug and the buttons. For ordinary headphones, use the “roadie wrap” method shown in the video below. Although the video is in English, it is possible to understand the method, which is not to bend the wire.
You can then push two ends of the circle to form an eight and fix it with an elastic.
5. Wear a protective case
Stop storing your headphones in pockets, backpacks or purses. No matter how careful you are, the rest of the contents of the pouch will push the headphones and pull the cable out, stretched, twisted, folded, compressed, crushed, and damaged.
And if you leave the cable connected to the smartphone, for example, heavy objects can bump and damage the connection point. An L-shaped plug may mitigate this somewhat.
Whenever possible, use an appropriate case for your handset. Often, when you buy your handset, it comes in a carrying case, uses it to store the device. If you do not have it, look for a similar container. If your headphones have a detachable cable, you can also keep them disconnected when they are stored.
6. Do not pull on the cable (instead of the plug)
Here’s another big reason why your headphones break: pulling on the cable causes stress where the cable finds the plug. Over time, pulling through this region may cause the internal wire to break, and separate from the plug.
This also occurs when you remove the earphones from your ear by pulling on the cable. Due to uneven stresses, one of the internal wires will break before the other, leaving you with headphones that only play audio on only one side.
Never pull on the cable! Tension is the main reason why your headphones break. You can strive to quit this habit by switching to a cable that has an L-shaped connector, which is impossible to disconnect by pulling.
7. Beware of sweat and moisture
Electronics and water do not get along. Just as it can ruin your smartphone or tablet, water can deteriorate your headphones. Sweating can be a huge problem, especially if you listen to music while exercising. A headband can reduce the risk of sweating, but you’d better invest in sports-specific headphones that are designed to be waterproof.
Avoid wearing headphones when in the rain or near the pool or ocean. The water can run from wet hair and wet the headphones. High humidity can also accelerate the deterioration of internal components in the long run.
8. Do not sleep with wired headphones.
You can not control how you move when you are asleep. You roll, turn and spin. At the very least, there is a good chance you inadvertently pull the cables from your handset or damage to the headphones may occur while sleeping under them with the weight of your head.
9. No excess volume
All headphones create sound waves, which are produced by vibrations, and the louder the sound, the greater the vibrations. Because the headphone components are delicate, the excessive volume can distort the parts that produce sounds.
In the beginning, you will stop listening to certain frequencies. The audio will change and degrade, losing its full-bodied qualities. As it gets worse, the sounds may start to look “lower” than normal. Over time, you will hear tinnitus and other irritating sounds.
10. Beware of Cheap Headphones
Paying more does not guarantee a better product, and cheaper products can be good and quality. But in general, you get what you pay for. You can buy inexpensive headphones that last for years, but do not be surprised when your $20 headphones spoil with just three months of use. Robust materials, smart designs, and quality control come at a price.
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