What is the Best Way to Clean and Store My Headset Microphone?

Contrary to popular belief, cleaning your fitness mic with alcohol, gym wipes, disinfectants, or UV lights is not the best method, and can actually be harmful to your wireless mic electronics.

Fortunately, there are other ways you can keep your headmic clean and germ-free.

The single best option is to use your own personal headset microphone, windscreens and pouch/mic belts (if your system has a body pack transmitter), and follow the tips below for cleaning and storage.

Headset Microphone Cleaning and Storage

To keep your fitness mic clean, wipe it off with a dry cloth after each use. Clean the connector out with Deoxit Cleaner every now and then to remove any build-ups and prevent microphone crackling.

Avoid using disinfectants such as Lysol and Isopropyl Alcohol as they may degrade the plastic coating on some headset mic boom arms and headbands. If disinfectant gets into the mic element, it can ruin it permanently.

When it comes to storage, the best place to store your headmic is in a headset mic case. If you don’t have one, use a tupperware type container with a lid. Poke holes in the lid so air can circulate and let the mic dry out between uses.

Our new Fitness Audio mic cases are designed to store and protect all our mics. They even include a handy accessory holder for your windsocks, transmitters, and other small mic accessories.

Mic Windscreen Cleaning

Every Exercise Instructor should use their own windscreens even if they are sharing microphones. Replace your mic windscreen every few classes and hand wash them gently in warm water. After washing, thoroughly rinse your windscreens and let air dry.

Mic Belt Cleaning

Like windscreens, each Fitness Instructor should use their own mic belt. To clean your mic belt, gently hand wash it in warm water, rinse thoroughly, and let air dry.

Belt/Body Pack Transmitter Cleaning

To keep your audio transmitter clean, wipe it down after each use with a dry cloth. Use Deoxit Cleaner every now and then to clean your transmitter and remove build-ups and use our eGloop for added corrosion protection.

Following these tips will keep your wireless mic equipment clean and prevent sweat and moisture damage from occurring.