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Like when I'm sticky, just back from exercise, or work, and when I've used the earpiece they get really dirty (or oily). After I've bathed I don't wanna use that same earpiece again without cleaning it properly.

Usually I'd take a tissue paper and just clean it.

Is there a proper way to clean the earpieces?

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closed as off topic by studiohack Aug 14 '11 at 2:13

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Ear-piece to what? Blue-tooth? Cellphone? Wig? Hearing aid? –  apathos Aug 14 '11 at 1:43
    
Are you talking about Earbuds? What earpiece? Apathos beat me by 26 secs => –  Lynda Aug 14 '11 at 1:43
    
@apathos i've edited the question –  Pacerier Aug 14 '11 at 2:06
    
@UBhap look at the edit –  Pacerier Aug 14 '11 at 2:06
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Not really computer hardware, this is a very borderline question, normally you don't find questions about just the headphones or earphones on a site like Super User. Thus why I closed. –  studiohack Aug 14 '11 at 4:58

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For Earbuds

  • Use a gentle cleaner, like soap and warm water. No need to go too heavy-duty here; try a mix of dishwashing detergent and water. (To wipe! Not to dunk!)

  • Use a gentle cloth with just a small amount of the soap mixture. Too much soap could leave a residue on your earbuds, and too much water, well that goes without saying.

  • If there's a lot of dirt or dust in the metal part of your earbuds, try brushing them with a dry toothbrush to dislodge the dust.

  • Take a little rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. Barely wet the q-tip and clean the earbuds.

Also if you have just done some form of exercise and are really dirty then take a bath first! =>

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goodhousekeeping.com/cm/goodhousekeeping/images/… is called an earbud? –  Pacerier Aug 14 '11 at 2:07
    
Ah I see. => Yes those are called earbuds. My answer gives you a few ways to clean them. Just be careful not to get them to wet. –  Lynda Aug 14 '11 at 2:12

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