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Well said but I would advise to use bleach instead of alcoholic wipe, it's better at killing microorganisms. But either way, if you disinfect, you should be fine as the virus would probably be already dead anyway.
 
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Disinfect the package and the iem box? I'm guessing that disinfectant is dangerous for your iem itself.
 
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Well said but I would advise to use bleach instead of alcoholic wipe, it's better at killing microorganisms. But either way, if you disinfect, you should be fine as the virus would probably be already dead anyway.
I don't think bleach would be safe for the earphones, and your ears..i advise not to do that...

Alcohol wipes would suffice
 
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Well once you disinfect the iem is not dripping in bleach, it should be dried. Sure it's not the safest for the metallic iem but it's the best disinfectant you can find in any household. Of course you have to be careful with it too as it is a skin irritant when splashed directly on your skin.
Anyway, that's absolutely not necessary but for the most precautious people out there, bleach is better, it's all I am saying.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK214356/
 
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I guess the IEMS are not the main problem but the eartips. Ordered few weeks ago on Aliexpress several packages of different eartips to experiment with. Kind of lost my curiosity at the moment.
 
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Whoah people bleach is really corrosive. It will damage components, it can even rust stainlsss steel.

Alcohol should be enougb to remove anything. Since the news said the virus is very environmental unstable.

If you are really OCD, use iodine wipes. It won't be corrosive to metals, and you can touch it after. Don't leave too much traces of it on stuff. Your body can absorb iodine as nutrition for your thyroid and then overdose.

Again this specific virus is environmentally unstable, in whatever airfield or warehouse conditions it gets neglected will be long enough for it to become denatured.

The reason it may come to other countries is because human bodies themselves carrying them over in good conditions.
 
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You can always use a germicidal lamp. Just turn it on, toss your IEMs in front of it and roast&stir for 15-20 minutes. :)
But with high output power and long exposure it could also do some damage to the eartips.
 
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You can always use a germicidal lamp. Just turn it on, toss your IEMs in front of it and roast&stir for 15-20 minutes. :)
But with high output power and long exposure it could also do some damage to the eartips.
Germicidal lamps aren't good in case some surface is covered and blocked. Even caked dirt will prevent it from functioning correctly.

Ideally you wipe to make sure nothing can hide under a caked dirt/skin/glue/buildup surface.
 
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