How to properly clean JVC marshmellows?

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by NinjaBurrito, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. NinjaBurrito

    NinjaBurrito New Member

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    The inside of my JVC marshmellows are filled with ALOT of earwax. I would take a picture but it's kinda late. What would be the best way to clean them? Thanks.
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    ZombieKiller Banned

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    Thats disgusting.

    I would just get new GOOD earphones.
  3. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    Don't!
    Please.
    I don't think anyone wants to see a picture of that!
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    Post a pic nao!!!
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    all IEMs get earwax in them, whether they cost $1 or $250 ( <-UE Super.fi 5 Pros, which I have) because they go in your ears and that's where earwax is.

    Back to OP:
    I know with mine they came with a little rod type thing that was used for removing the earwax. Um maybe you could use a toothpick? Basically something that's thin and can be used for scraping but isn't sharp. You could also take off the tips to make the cleaning more thorough and probably easier (and while you're at it you can mod them, google JVC Marshmallows Kramer mod).

    EDIT: This is for the "all IEM's get earwax", I feel like someone's gonna call me out on it. I kinda doubt that custom IEM's get earwax in them, but I'm not at all sure about that cuz there's no reason they wouldn't. So maybe SOME IEM's don't, but most do if your ears aren't always perfectly clean.
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    NinjaBurrito New Member

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    Alright, when I get home i'll try out using a toothpick. And trust me, you prob. don't want to see a pic.

    Getting really expensive headphones won't work for me. My headphones get shoved into my pockets, get rolled on, get lint from the pockets on them, etc. It's just not an option.
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    Show me a pic please! I will be able to help better...
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    With my Apple IEMs, I put the seals in a bowl of warm-ish water, then gently massage the wax out of them. The mesh stops wax from getting inside, so I'm not entirely sure on how to clean those out. I'd probably use a damp cotton bud though.
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    i'd use a toothpick. take off the silicone tip thing and clean it out with a q-tip and wash it. then scrape the rest off the earbud with the toothpick and/or q-tip. clean them often and it will never get too bad.

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