Sweat Problem
Feb 9, 2011 at 6:25 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

iHachi

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Hi guys, I've been using my Skullcandy- Skullcrushers Gridlock without any problems for about 3 months now. Just last week, it started to smell like sweat (the ear cups). I've read on other headphone forums that you should wipe them down with alcohol or windex (?) based cleaners. How do I get rid of the smell?
 
 
Feb 9, 2011 at 6:46 AM Post #2 of 6

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Feb 9, 2011 at 7:09 AM Post #3 of 6

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Try removing and gently washing the pads and whatever other soft non-plastic material you can find.
 
...If you're curious about anything you can do to improve the sound, I'd recommend the popular Skullcrusher trashcan mod.
 
Feb 9, 2011 at 8:18 AM Post #4 of 6

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Some may suggest dousing them in petrol and....but jokes aside some of these threads might help.
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/469727/any-suggestions-on-how-to-keep-your-headphones-smelling-good
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/200127/headphones-really-starting-to-smell-bad
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/456245/how-to-make-the-smell-go-away
The last one is worth the price of admission just for the picture of NikonGod with his R10s
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Thanks! I guess I'll try the Febreeze and Perfume method. Wow, that guy must really love his headphones. :D And yes, it's very hard to get that image out of my head.
 


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Try removing and gently washing the pads and whatever other soft non-plastic material you can find.
 
...If you're curious about anything you can do to improve the sound, I'd recommend the popular Skullcrusher trashcan mod.


The pads aren't removable. Would rubbing them with a soapy washcloth work?
 
I've been window-shopping for better quality headphones, but I just like the design. :D
 
Feb 9, 2011 at 9:03 AM Post #5 of 6

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Try removing and gently washing the pads and whatever other soft non-plastic material you can find.
 
...If you're curious about anything you can do to improve the sound, I'd recommend the popular Skullcrusher trashcan mod.



hahahaha
 
Feb 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM Post #6 of 6

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...If you're curious about anything you can do to improve the sound, I'd recommend the popular Skullcrusher trashcan mod.

 
lol
 
If you want to feel the smell of new headphones, buy another set. 
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