Changing Earphone Sleeves

Use a combination of twisting and pulling to remove sleeves.

Make sure that the sleeve completely covers the nozzle. If the nozzle is exposed, the sleeve is not properly installed.

Foam Sleeves:

When using the foam sleeves, compress the sleeve between your fingers before inserting it into the ear canal. Hold the earphone in place for about ten seconds while the foam expands and creates a tight seal.

Triple-Flange Sleeves and Flex Sleeves:

These should be cleaned regularly with an antiseptic wipe.


  • Keep the earphones and sleeves as clean and dry as possible.
  • Use a clean soft cloth to clean the earphones and sleeves before each use.
  • To clean sleeves, remove them from earphones, gently rinse in warm water and air dry.*
  • Black foam sleeves require a longer drying time. Inspect for damage and replace if necessary.
  • Ear sleeves must be completely dry before reusing.
  • To sanitize the earphones and sleeves wipe them with a mild antiseptic. Do not use alcohol-based disinfectants.
  • Discard and replace sleeves immediately if they do not fit properly, become brittle or start to break apart.
  • Replace sleeves when signs of wear become apparent.

Note: Do not clean orange/yellow foam sleeves.

Cleaning the Earphone Nozzle

If you notice a change in sound quality, remove the sleeve and check the nozzle of your earphone. If nozzle is blocked, clear obstruction by using wire loop end of cleaning tool.

If no obstruction is found or if sound quality does not improve, replace the sleeve with a new sleeve.

When cleaning, do not force any object through the earphone nozzle! This will damage the earphone sound filter.

The cleaning tool is only to be used to clean the earphones. Any other use, such as using the tool to clean ears or foam sleeve, could result in injury.

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