How can I protect my $31 investment?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 27, 2012
WNY or Utica
I am on my 3rd, maybe 4th pair of $31 Apple EarPods. $31 is half the price of my lawyer printer that I have, which is pretty insane. I fear these headphones I just purchased will lose their quality after a few months and it will be back to Walmart again. For the EarPod enthusiasts, how do you keep yours in such great condition?


macrumors 65816
Dec 2, 2010
Make sure you keep then in their careing case and dont theough them around etc.
The headphones (iphone 4s headphones) I use are 5 years old now and still look great. Watch out and dont be reckless with them


macrumors 68030
Jun 12, 2011
What are you doing to them? Mine get filled with ear wax in the mesh (eww, I know) so instead of constantly calling Apple I just tip the very end in boiling hot water to pull all the wax out. I have done it three times on my current set and they are still working really well. I only do this after digging out the wax from the outside of the grill.

Btw, your headphones do come with a year warranty with Apple as long as they were purchased from an authorized reseller (like Walmart). Next time they go out, just call Apple within the year and they'll replace them. If you have a newer iPhone, Apple would also just replace them under your AppleCare.


macrumors 6502
Oct 4, 2010
To clean out the ear wax from the mesh an electric toothbrush works like liquid needed.
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