Whether you borrow cool wireless earbuds from your best friend or plan to share them with a co-worker, using someone else’s earbuds seems fine, but it’s not!
According to Kelly Reynolds, Associate Professor of health at Arizona University, whenever we use earbuds, our earwax builds up on them, and acts as a layer to trap bacteria which prevent them from drying out, so that it can survive and grow.
Sounds gross? Unfortunately this is the truth, and I’m sure you have noticed that earwax on your eartips before. So, if you are one of those people who shares earbuds a lot, here is why you should not:
You Can Get Ear Fungus
7% of the people who have ear fungus are diagnosed with a swimmer’s ear (Swimmer’s ear occurs when you plug-in the earbuds while swimming and your earbuds are not waterproof) or due to the sharing of the earbuds.
So, the best approach to prevent fungus is to “stop” sharing your wireless earbuds or getting waterproof ones.
Other People’s Ears Are Not Clean
There are good chances that the person you are sharing your earbuds with does not have clean ears. If that occurs, you might get that dirt transmitted on the earbuds, and it may reach you as well.
In case you shared your earbuds with somebody already, make sure that you disinfect your earbuds regularly and wipe them down with a cotton ball damped with rubbing alcohol or a disinfecting spray.
Once their clean, it’s best to store them in a close environment, so those earbuds that come with a case would be your best buy.
Your Peers May Not Take Care Of Your Accessories
When you share your cool wireless earbuds with your music partner, they can leave your music accessory on various contaminated surfaces like desks, tables, and other places with dirt and debris. It’s likely that they don’t care about them as much as you do.
So just consider that when you’re trying to be kind with a buddy of yours.
The Bottom Line
Apart from not sharing earbuds at all, there are many ways to keep them in the best of their condition. You can start by purchasing earbuds that come with a case, like xFyro xS2 earbuds.
xFyro xS2 earbuds don’t have just a regular case. Its case acts as a power-bank and keeps your earbuds charged on the go.
So make sure you choose the right product and that you don’t share your cool wireless earbuds too much.