how to clean headset

How to Clean Headset

Cleaning your headset is crucial for maintaining its performance and ensuring a hygienic listening experience. Regular cleaning helps remove dust, dirt, and bacteria that can accumulate over time. Proper cleaning techniques involve using gentle materials and mild cleaning solutions to avoid damaging delicate components. Focus on cleaning the ear cushions, microphone, and other surfaces that come in contact with the skin to prevent the buildup of grime and bacteria. Regular maintenance not only prolongs the lifespan of your headset but also ensures optimal audio quality and comfort.

This instruction is an authorized headset cleaning procedure by our product team to keep your gear clean.

As the new year begins, we are more connected at home than ever before. Whether it’s for professional meetings or extended Discord hangouts, your headset is probably in need of some TLC.

You may not realize it, but your headset is probably one of the dirtiest accessories you use on a regular basis.

Hours of sweaty moments, crucial plays, and agitated teammates may all accumulate on your earpads. Fortunately, gaming headsets are not difficult to clean. Here’s how it’s done:

How to Clean Headset

You will require:

  • a little amount of mild dish soap dissolved in warm water (not too foamy)
  • Brush
  • Cloth made of microfiber.
  • Q-tip


Remove the earcups from the headset with care if they are detachable.

Warm water with a dash of soap

Wring out as much moisture as possible by dipping the cloth in the water/soap combination. You don’t want any soapy water dripping into your headset.

Wipe away filth from your headset in gentle circles.

If your Arctic has one, you may wash the adjustable headband by hand or in the washing machine, then air dry before reattaching it to the headset.

The cleaning techniques for the removable earpads change according on the material:

Leather: Wipe with a damp microfiber towel and let it dry completely before reattaching to the headset.

Velour: This material might be difficult to clean, but all you need is some tape. Circularly rub the earpads together to dislodge and push any lint together. Use adhesive tape to remove all the lint from the pads. If your velour pads are sweaty, soak them in a warm water solution with some soap. Squeeze out any leftover moisture and let to thoroughly dry before reattaching to the headset.

Remove the Airwave or Mesh cover from the inside foam material gently. Allow the Airwave or mesh to airdry entirely after washing it with warm, soapy water.

Done! Repeat as needed and enjoy your clean headset.

While we do not encourage using sprays, wipes, or other cleaning and disinfecting items on your equipment, please read all labels carefully to ensure safe and proper usage for both your possessions and your personal health.


How can I clean my headset effectively without damaging it?

Cleaning your headset is essential for maintaining hygiene and audio quality. Use a soft, slightly damp cloth to wipe away surface dust and grime gently. For deeper cleaning, use a mixture of mild soap and water, ensuring the cloth is only slightly damp. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals to prevent any damage to the headset’s delicate components.

What are the best practices for cleaning the microphone and ear cushions of a headset?

To clean the microphone, use a soft, dry brush to remove any debris gently. For the ear cushions, detach them if possible and clean with a slightly damp cloth and mild soap solution. Ensure the cushions are thoroughly dried before reattaching them. Regularly disinfecting the surfaces that come in contact with your skin is advisable to maintain hygiene.

How do I prevent moisture buildup and odor in my headset during cleaning?

To prevent moisture buildup and odor, use a dry cloth or cotton swab to carefully clean the nooks and crevices of the headset. Store the headset in a dry, well-ventilated area to allow any residual moisture to evaporate. Additionally, consider using a UV light sterilizer to eliminate bacteria and prevent the development of unpleasant odors.

See more: The Best Ways to Clean Your Headphones and Earbuds

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