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How to Store Earbuds When Not in Use?

For those who are doing a lot of activities like sports, driving a vehicle, cooking, working, and outdoor activities, the use of earbuds is of course very helpful. Thanks to the hands-free capabilities of earbuds, people can carry out their activities with both hands without difficulty while answering calls or listening to podcasts. If you tend to use headphones on the go, wireless earbuds are much more convenient and probably the best option.

But do you know how to store earbuds and where to keep earbuds when not in use, so the earbuds' lifespan can be well kept, not easily get damaged, and have the potential to last longer. In this article, you will learn how to maintain and where to keep wireless earbuds when not in use.

Where to Keep Wireless Earbuds When Not in Use?

Keeping wireless earbuds in the case when not in use is more worthwhile than harmful. This is one of the differences between regular and wireless earbuds, the latter comes with a case. The case helps keep both earbuds together and charges them when not in use. Most cases have a lithium-ion battery that charges the earbuds only until they are fully charged. So, it is highly recommended that you always keep your wireless earbuds in the case when not in use, to protect your earbuds from being exposed to dust or moisture.

How Do You Maintain Earbuds?

Because of their portability, earbuds are the type of device that we bring with us all the time, using them during daily activities. As a result, they are more prone to scratches, water, dust and other potentially damaging factors. Below are some of the simple steps that you can follow to maintain your earbuds to last longer.

1. Properly Store Them Avoiding Heat

    Storing your headphones properly is your first line of security. You would not want to keep replacing your damaged earbuds due to your recklessness. Exposure to extreme temperatures and sunlight can significantly reduce the battery life of your earbuds. Therefore, it is necessary to store the earbuds at the temperature that is recommended by the manufacturer.

    2. Avoid Contact with Moisture

      If you use wireless earbuds while exercising, be sure to wipe the earbuds after each workout, as sweat can damage them, especially when the earbuds are not sweat-resistant or water-resistant.

      Inspired by the structure of a submarine, soundcore’s SweatGuard technology provides sweatproof function for its Sport X10 workout earbuds, equipping the earbuds with effective sweat protection.

      3. Be Careful to Store While Travelling

        The nature of these lifestyle accessories favors constant travel. But taking care of them is essential to keep them with us on the journey and to make them last longer. For your daily commute, long vacations, or occasional music session, keep your earbuds in their designated storage case instead of your bag. As keys and coins can easily damage or scratch the surface of the earbuds.

        4. Avoid Extreme Temperatures

          Since extreme temperatures, both hot and cold temperatures, can significantly reduce the battery life of your earbuds, it is recommended that you keep your earbuds away from the exposure of extreme heat or extreme cold, such as in a closed car with air-conditioning off or sauna room. Most wireless earbuds manufacturers recommend storing the earbuds at temperatures between -20º to 45º C (-4º to 113º F).

          5. Avoid Exposure to Chemicals

            You should avoid exposing your earbuds to chemicals, as exposure to chemicals such as soaps, shampoos, and bath salts can damage the battery in your earbuds.

            6. Off Through Sleep

              Getting lulled to sleep by your favorite musician each day is a blissful way to fall asleep. However, wearing such an ear-worn device overnight is not good for the health of your ears or the product. It's recommended to take off and store your earbuds in the case before you fall asleep, or use the sleep earbuds that are specially designed, soundcore Sleep A10 for example.

              7. Regular Cleaning

                Even if you do your best to keep dirt and debris out of your precious earbuds, you'll probably still need to clean them weekly. Earwax and dust can accumulate in earbuds that are not cleaned, shortening the overall lifespan of your earbuds. Regular cleaning is important if you want your earbuds to last longer.


                1. Is It Possible to Charge Wireless Earbuds without a Case?

                No, the majority of wireless earbuds in the market will require charging via the case. Because the earbuds are so small, there is no room for a charging port. We can only charge the wireless earbuds when the charging needles in the case of the earbuds are connected to the earbuds charging contacts. In other words, you need to place your earbuds inside the case to charge.

                2. Can You Overcharge Earbuds?

                No. Earbuds use a lithium-ion battery, which cannot be overcharged. However, they have a limited number of charge cycles before they begin to degrade and must be replaced. In particular, it has about 300-500 charge cycles. If the earbuds are below 20% charge, they will lose a charge cycle. So, the more times you let your earbuds have a battery of less than 20%, the quicker your battery will degrade. You can significantly extend the battery life of your wireless earbuds by charging them every time before they drop below 20%.

                So keeping your wireless earbuds in the case when not in use is actually good for the battery's health.

                Is It Bad to Keep the Charging Case Charging Overnight?

                No, it is not. Actually, it is just like your earbuds. The charging case uses a lithium-ion battery that stops charging when it reaches 100%. So you don't have to worry about the risk of overcharging your earbuds or your case.


                Earbuds are indeed a useful tool that can help in carrying out daily activities. But earbuds also have a limited lifespan and wear out quickly if they are not well treated. Thus, treating them with good care, cleaning them frequently, and storing the earbuds in the case when not in use are some of the ways to make your earbuds last longer.

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