When to change earphone sleeves

FAQ #3435 Updated February 16, 2018


I have had my earphones and have been using the same sleeves for about 6 months now. To me, they still seem to fit quite snug, maybe not as snug as in the beginning, but still good. How do I know when to change the sleeves? I've read that you can change them when they lose form, but how do I know when they do that?


It is quite simple. Being inherently frugal, I wash my sleeves on a regular basis, using warm water and a little Dawn dishwashing liquid. I rinse them thoroughly, pat them dry with a paper towel, and let them air dry overnight.

I change my sleeves when the foam/rubber starts to shred, or when the sleeve no longer stays on the earbud, or when the sleeve no longer provides a good seal in my ear and the bass response becomes poor.

Find an Answer

Related Product Types

Personal Monitor Systems


Contact Information

Telephone: (800) 516-2525

Fax: (847) 600-8686

Additional Support

Ask a Question