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Would it be safe to soak my Skull Candy Asyms in Isopropyl Alcohol to sterilize and clean them?

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probably not since it would most likely mess up the speakers.

if you want to do that, then just wipe them down
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I dunno, but it isn't dropping electronics in water that ruins them but powering them up while they are wet.

I will let you do with that info what you will.
    
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EDIT: I just googled your headphones. Yes they're in-ear headphones. You can use my method as long as you can remove the rubber tips

I'm assuming those are the in-ear headphones. I've cleaned them before

I removed them so I'm only cleaning the rubber parts
I've used rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer (I wasn't home to use rubbing alcohol) before
Then I rinsed them with water
Dried them. You can lay them out on a towel. What I did was blow dry them with hair dryer or the hand dryer that time I used hand sanitizer

It works and safe to use again

Hope this helps
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I don't see anything wrong with it as long as you let the alcohol dry completely out of the earbuds before plugging them into anything.
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2;13345475 
Would it be safe to soak my Skull Candy Asyms in Isopropyl Alcohol to sterilize and clean them?

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-Jason

Why stop there? Put them in the washing machine along with the laundry. They'll smell nice too.
post #7 of 14
Don't know if I would ever attempt this - iso alchohol is usually mixed with a high percentage of water.
post #8 of 14
use a cloth and put the iso alcohol on that and wipe your earphones that way. Clean the eartips as well.
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Well, I figured I'd just take the chance, so yeah, I submerged the entire set into a small bowl filled with alcohol. I let it sit for around an hour, pulled them out, dried them, and let them sit in front of a fan for a couple of hours or so.

They work better then ever, and went back to the bright white I originally bought them in! cool.gif

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Thanks guys!
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post #10 of 14
totally wouldn't have guessed that would work. Glad it worked for you.
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