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What happens if you wet your headphones?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
I was wondering what would happen if you got your IEMS, or any other headphones for that matter, wet?



Would there be any lasting effect?
post #2 of 21
If you wet your headphones, you need to flip them over and change the sheets. You should be all good after that except for the smell.
post #3 of 21
Once my headphones got wet... first of all i allowed it to dry and then tilted them over... they were alright then... but sometimes the circuit may be spoiled.. thanks
post #4 of 21
dun plug them in to anything AT ALL. once fried its hopeless.

place them in front of a strong fan let the fan run for 2 days or so. Place them in a dehumidifying cupboard/or any other sealed case with dessicant/drying agents, until you're damn sure they're dry. and then plug in and pray for the best..

my 2 cents on saving equipment.
post #5 of 21
Just turn on the stereo (from another room) for listening in the shower or bath -- don't wear your phones or IEMs in the shower or tub.
post #6 of 21
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What happens if you wet your headphones?
They'll smell of pee.
post #7 of 21
Define wet, jump in a pool or walk in the rain?
post #8 of 21
I accidentally dunked one of my UE Triple Fi earpieces into a glass of water. No negative lingering effects. (Proof: I can't remember which one; I think that it was the left one.)

(Given my proclivities, it's a miracle that I didn't dunk it into coffee.)
post #9 of 21
Bake, on low heat, for 30 minutes, turn and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

As a alternative, you can try the cloths dryer, normal heat.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by wdoerr View Post
Bake, on low heat, for 30 minutes, turn and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
Add chili sauce and pepper to taste.
post #11 of 21
I've heard that leaving water-damaged electronics in dry rice in sealed container for a day or two can draw the moisture out pretty well.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by fatcat28037 View Post
Define wet, jump in a pool or walk in the rain?
Umm like 3 seconds in full water soaking down on it.




It was my re0, I let them try for an hour. Maybe that wasn't enough, as when I tried them the right ear was fine but the left ear seemed significantly quieter. Let it sit for another 4 hours and it seems fine now.

I'm just worried that perhaps I've damaged them somehow and the SQ is not as good now. Is this a possiblity?
post #13 of 21
^ Pretty high possibility IMO.
post #14 of 21
Yeah probably high possiblity if you ran them while they were wet. You shoudl have put them in a tupperware of rice and waited a few days at least
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well they were off when they were in the water.


It seemed dry when I first tried them, but I'm pretty sure the inside most likely still had some moisture in it.

They sound the same now, doesn't seem to have any lasting effects...hopefully
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