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Earwax in SE420

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Hi, my shure se 420 appear to be clogged with earwax. The sound is very faint, even when I turn the volume to the max. I cleaned the nozzles as much as possible with the supplied tool so I guess that there is still a lot of wax deep inside.

1)Does anyone know of a way of removing the wax lodged deep inside?

2) would shure service be able to remove it o
iff I send them the earphones?

3) if all else fails, what is the least damaging way to open the earphones?
post #2 of 9

Pharmacies sell some oil made to be dripped into the ears and dissolve the ear wax. Or simply buy some mineral oil and use that. Works the same way also.

Made to be used for ears but might work on iems.


Edited by MrProggie - 7/31/10 at 7:11am
post #3 of 9


Are you sure you have ear wax in your SE420's , there bass is naturally very faint and there treble can be heard in there somewhere too , from time to time 

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Originally Posted by vladimirx View Post

Hi, my shure se 420 appear to be clogged with earwax. The sound is very faint, even when I turn the volume to the max. I cleaned the nozzles as much as possible with the supplied tool so I guess that there is still a lot of wax deep inside.

1)Does anyone know of a way of removing the wax lodged deep inside?

2) would shure service be able to remove it o
iff I send them the earphones?

3) if all else fails, what is the least damaging way to open the earphones?
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by vladimirx View Post
Does anyone know of a way of removing the wax lodged deep inside?
 

 

Dip the stem in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for about 10 minutes and then dip them in clean water a few times. DO NOT go beyond the filter when dipping them. Otherwise you will probably end up damaging the drivers. Let them dry in a bowl of uncooked rice with the nozzle pointing to the ground. It is good at dissolving ear wax. I've tried it on a couple of my iems where the screen collected some ear wax that I couldn't get at with the cleaning tool.
 

post #5 of 9

I hope you do not cook that rice and eat it after you have completed that task  LOL
 

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Dip the stem in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for about 10 minutes and then dip them in clean water a few times. DO NOT go beyond the filter when dipping them. Otherwise you will probably end up damaging the drivers. Let them dry in a bowl of uncooked rice with the nozzle pointing to the ground. It is good at dissolving ear wax. I've tried it on a couple of my iems where the screen collected some ear wax that I couldn't get at with the cleaning tool.
 

post #6 of 9

Get a small syringe and fill it with warm water, and slightly increasing the temp every 3 blasts into your ear. That should eliminate all earwax as it shoots back out *vomit in mouth*.

post #7 of 9

I think he's trying to get tips on how to clean the wax out of the nozzles of the iems, not out of his ear. I would say, if you cant get it clean w/ the supplied earwax cleaner, send them back to Shure for warranty replacement. Just tell them they dont sound right, and I'm 99 percent sure they'll replace them (if ur still under warranty). Good luck!

post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the advice, especially how to clean my ears. The trick is how to clean my teenage son's ears - they are the ones clogging the earphones :)

 

I'll try the hydrogen peroxide solution and let you know how I got on. I guess you can buy it in ordinary pharmacies.

 

P.S. I'm sure it is the wax, because they were almost inaudible when I got them back from my son, and are better after I removed the wax with the little tool provided by Shure, but still painfully faint.

post #9 of 9

The nozzles are no longer replaceable like on the e4c?

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