IEM Maintenance & Hygiene
Do I need to clean my IEMs?
Yes. While our Silicone tips (as opposed to foam) provide better hygiene, you still need to clean your IEMs. Regular cleaning prevents infections due to bacterial growth as well as loss of sound quality from a build-up of earwax in the tips or mesh.
Step 1: Take the tips off your IEMs and clean them separately. You can wash them with fresh, warm water mixed with dish soap or rub them with an alcohol wipe to kill any bacteria on the tips. All our tips are made from silicone because they are less susceptible to earwax and bacterial build-up than foam tips.
Step 2: Let the tips fully dry to avoid water getting into the body of the IEMs and damaging the drivers.
Step 3: Use a cotton tip with isopropyl alcohol to clean and sanitize the IEM body & mesh. Gently rub over any earwax. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, specifically to the mesh, to avoid damaging it.
Step 4: Once the earwax is loosened from the mesh, use a toothpick to carefully remove it. Again, please be careful not to apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the mesh.
Step 5: If there is still residual earwax stuck in the mesh, you can use a soft nylon toothbrush to dislodge the wax and wipe it off with a lint-free or soft cloth.
Note: This is a solution for moderately dirty IEMs and can be done quickly on a semi-regular basis. If the mesh is still clogged with wax after these steps, you can ask a local hearing aid shop if they provide cleaning services. You can also buy an IEM vacuum cleaner to use at home (they are expensive).