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Does earwax eventually ruin your iem's?

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I'm just wondering if earwax will ever cause your earphones to sound muffled. If so, how long before they will become muffled and what are some good ways of preventing it. Btw, I clean my ears frequently. I have used comply tips with a built in wax guard, but I prefer my silicone tips.
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I'm just wondering if earwax will ever cause your earphones to sound muffled. If so, how long before they will become muffled and what are some good ways of preventing it. Btw, I clean my ears frequently. I have used comply tips with a built in wax guard, but I prefer my silicone tips.

 

They rarely do.  A lot of headphones also have a little grille/filter or something similar to protect against wax.  I've yet to have ear wax break an IEM...  The only one that comes to mind is the UE 900 that gets more neutral as the wax fills in the pinhole bore. 

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Earwax is normal. You'd have to avoid cleaning your ears for a very long time to create any problems for your tips or listening experience.
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Ok, well than it looks like I have nothing to worry about. Thanks for the imput. I use the sennheiser ie80's if anyone was wandering.
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