Steps to clean headphone pads or muffs:

The first step is to remove your headphones from your ears. Unplug them from the audio source if it's a corded pair of phones. Remove any ear covers or pads used to make the phones more comfortable on your head.

Use a microfiber cloth, like the one found in eyeglasses cases or any soft cloth that won't leave lint residue on your headphone muffs.

Step 1:  Remove the earmuff carefully. Be gentle and avoid pulling hard because you might break them apart.

Step 2:  Get a cotton swab (Q-tip) and get some rubbing alcohol (91%) and dip it in the cotton swab.

Step 3:  Use the cotton swab to clean all the layers of your headphone muffs. You can also try using a toothbrush or toothpick (if needed).

Step 4:  When you finish, let your headphone muffs dry completely before putting them back on.

You can use this same method to clean headphone earmuffs in general, but if you want more in-depth cleaning or if your headphone muffs are especially dirty, you may need to buy some specialty cleaners sold for this purpose.

They're usually made of isopropyl alcohol (also called isopropanol).

Moreover, If you have stubborn earwax buildup inside the pads that won't budge with normal cleaning, take out a pair of tweezers and remove any debris from the surface of the pads. In some cases, little bits of dirt or hair may get lodged inside the pads. If you notice any, use the tweezers to remove these debris without damaging the surface of your headphones.

You can also use compressed air to blow-out dirt and debris from your headphone muffs. However, since headphone earmuffs are made of soft material that can be easily damaged by blowing very hard with compressed air, you need to be careful about this.

If you choose to use compressed air, do it very gently and avoid blowing hard or your headphone muffs could get damaged or torn apart. If you need to remove earwax and debris that's stuck deep inside the headphone muffs, try using a small paintbrush with soft bristles (or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol).

If you need to clean off your pads or muffs, begin with a gentle washing solution. Do not use any products that contain chemicals such as ammonia or bleach. Simply mix together some mild soap and warm water, then dip a cotton ball into this mixture and gently wipe down the surface of the ear covers.

Now your ear muffs are clean and you can use them normally.

Replacing Headphone Pads or Muffs if needed

If you notice that your headphone muffs aren't cleaning easily, or if they get damaged from trying to clean them, it's probably time to replace them.

You can ask a professional or an audio technician for help with this if needed. If you're comfortable doing the replacements yourself, here are some tips:

First of all, make sure you buy the exact same headphone muffs as your old ones.

Also, before putting on your new earmuffs, use a needle to remove any objects that might be stuck inside the earmuff holes. You can also ask a professional to help with this step if needed.

When you're ready to put on the new earmuffs, make sure you place them correctly and that the parts exactly fit inside the headphones. The replacements might be a little different than your originals, so they'll need to be adjusted properly before you can use the new earmuffs.

If you put on your headphone muffs and notice that they're not fitting properly or if it's uncomfortable for some reason, do not force them. Readjust the muffs until you find a way that works better for you. If this is still difficult, ask someone professional to help you with the changes.

Doing this yourself will save you money in most cases, but if it's complicated or very difficult, call in the professionals and let them handle it.

Why do you need to clean headphones?

Cleaning your headphones is important because it ensures they look and sound great for years to come. Headphones are more than just a device you use to listen to music or TV shows. 

They can also be used as a vital tool in the workplace, such as on construction sites, on factory floors, and other areas where safety equipment must be worn. 

When you don't clean your headphones and they become clogged with earwax, grime, and other debris, they can actually pose a health hazard where they're used. 

The last thing you want is for someone to put on dirty headphones in order to protect his or her ears from loud noises when working on heavy machinery. 

This can lead to the headphones becoming even more damaged. So, that is why it is important to clean headphones.

When should you clean Headphones?

* When you notice that they're becoming damaged or dirty in some way.

* You plan to store them for a long time and want to keep them in good condition.

* If your headphones become clogged with earwax, even after trying to remove it naturally through the methods listed above.

* If the exterior of your headphones is becoming clogged with dust and dirt, even though you're keeping them in a safe place to avoid damage.

* You plan to give your headphones as a gift or sell them. If they look dirty, people may not want to buy them, regardless of how well they work otherwise.