The melting point of ear wax is extremely low.
I have never done this but I would simply combine that knowledge with gravity.
Use a dry heat to slightly warm the livewires (disconnected from the cables), one at a time.
Probably try a rice filled massage heat pack (the kind you warm up in a microwave). Point the live wires downwards and apply the warmed (not hot) heat pack to see if it warms the livewires sufficiently to allow the earwax to melt and drain back out. If at first it doesn't work, gradually try with a slightly warmer heat pack until you reach the right point to melt the earwax but not heat affect any other aspect of the IEM.
That's my idea. Like I said, I've never had to try it out in practice.
Originally Posted by JoeB
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to clean the livewires when the wax has gone in further than the supplied tool can reach? I have a significant blockage and I can't really hear out of one iem, because the sound is completely blocked down one of the pasages. For a while I had thought the sound was slowly going on one of them, but it wasn't until the other passage got a bit of wax on the entry bit (which meant I couldn't hear anything) that I checked the end of the passage and noticed a blockage lol. I have considered getting a paper clip and using the end of that, but I'm guessing it will just push it in further. Any ideas?
Don't really want to have to send in to get them cleaned at the livewire centre as the cost of sending and the cost of cleaning, and most of all the time I will be without them.