Got a minute, give your headphones or earphones a good clean to keep them sounding their best, and also that being in your ears.
Before you start cleaning, check the manufacturer's website for any special instructions or techniques.
Dampen a soft cloth with warm water and some dish soap If your earbuds or headphones have removable plastic tips or pads, take them off and clean them separately.
Obviously you want to avoid any liquid going into the electronics themselves, wipe down each component with a cloth including the wire and dry thoroughly.
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Just repeat it a few times.
A low concentration hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol can also help dislodge it.
But use it sparingly and always dry thoroughly afterwards.
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I'm Lexy Savvides with CNET.