How To Clean Sony Wh-1000xm4?

When we wear headphones, oil-wet, sweat, sebum, and different kinds of dirt coming out of our skin can accumulate on the headphone pads and create a breeding ground for bacteria.

So it’s not hygienic to keep wearing headphones without cleaning them. Dirt can destroy your synthetic leather faster, affecting the audio quality. Also, it can affect your ears if you have allergies or skin problems like acne.

In this article, we will show you how to clean sony wh-1000xm4 and how to care for them to make them last longer.

How To Clean Sony Wh-1000xm4

How To Clean Sony Wh-1000xm4?

Before starting, we need to understand how to clean sony headphones correctly. There are two main methods:

  1. Clothes soaked with water and gentle detergent, then dried in the sun.
  2. Use rubbing alcohol or a small amount of vinegar.

We prefer rubbing alcohol if you ask me, but you can not use this method. Because the sony wh-1000xm4 uses soft and thin synthetic leather so it can be easily damaged.

We researched of sony website, and they said they do not use any alcohol or solvent. You can read it as well, and now that we made it clear, we’re going to clean the headphones accordingly to the guidelines.

You need to know that the sony wh-1000xm4 is not waterproof, so we can not use any liquid directly on the headphone. We understand that we need to be careful about our materials.

So we recommend the best method is to wear clothes soaked with water and gentle detergent and then dry in the sun.

What do you need?

  • A bowl of warm soapy water
  • Liquid soap 
  • Old toothbrush
  • Two soft clothes allow using fiber and cotton
  • Clothes hanger


  1. Add the liquid soap to the water bowl and mix it well.
  2. The water in the liquid soap until the soap completely melts.
  3. Take one of the clothes and soak it in soapy water.
  4. It’s very important to squeeze out any excess water from the fabric. Because the sony wh-1000xm4 is not waterproof, we need to prevent any liquid from entering the headphone.
  5. You should know how to correctly clean sony wh 1000xm4 ear pads.
    • Start by gently rubbing the pad in a circular motion with the soaked cloth. 
    • Then take the toothbrush and use it to remove any dirt or debris stuck in the fabric.
    • Be very careful not to apply too much pressure as you do not want to damage the headphone pads.
  6. Repeat this process for the other ear pad.
  7. Now, take the second cloth and soak it in clean water.
  8. Use this cloth to remove any soap residue from the headphone pads.
  9. Let’s take the cotton cloth, then soak the liquids from the headphone pads.

Let’s clean the outer part of the headphones to remove the fingerprints and the rest of the dirt. Also, it’s very important to clean the cushion that sits on our heads and absorb oils from our scalp.

  1. Take the cotton cloth and soak it in soapy water.
  2. Gently wipe down the entire surface of the headphones.
  3. Use the toothbrush to clean any particularly dirty areas.
  4. Repeat this process for the other side of the headphones.

Look how beautifully fresh and brand new the headphones are, but you can see that some parts of the headphone areas are still wet. 

So let’s take the second clothes, put the headphones on, and let them dry for one hour. 

How Often Should You Clean Your Headphones?

It depends on how often you use your headphones and how dirty they are after each use. We would say that you should aim to clean your headphones at least once a week.

Cleaning your headphones regularly will improve the audio quality and extend their lifespan.

If you are using your headphones every day for many hours, or maybe you’re using your headphones for sportive activities and sweaty, you should clean your headphones every day. 

Trust me, after you clean your headphones a few times, it will become second nature. 

The whole process will take a few minutes, but if you are using your headphones once in a while, they look clean. 

So once in a few weeks or once in a month will be great for you and your headphones.

How To Sony WH-1000xm4 Replacement Earpad Or Cushion?

If your sony wh-1000xm4 ear pads are damaged or worn out, you can easily replace them with new ones. This process takes just 2 minutes.

What tools need?


  1. Use the pry tool to remove the old ear cushion and pads. Start by gently prying up one side of the ear pad.
  2. Once you have pried up one side, you should be able to pull the cushion off completely.
  3. After removing the cushion, remove the ear pad.
  4. Repeat this process for the other cushion and earpad.
  5. Take the new earpads and align them with the holes on the headphone cups.
  6. Use your fingers to press the earpads into place.
  7. Once the ear pads are in place, cushion them with the ear cushions.
  8. That’s it! Your headphones should now have brand new ear pads. Enjoy your improved audio experience.


How to wear the sony wh-1000xm4?

The sony wh-1000xm4 headphones are very easy to wear. Just put them over your head and adjust the ear cups to fit snugly around your ears. The headband is adjustable to find the perfect fit for your head size. The headphones are also lightweight, so you won’t even feel like you’re wearing them after a while.

How to connect sony wh-1000xm4?

The sony wh-1000xm4 headphones are very easy to connect. Just turn on the Bluetooth on your device and select the headphones from the list of devices. The headphones will automatically connect to your device. You can also use the NFC feature to connect the headphones by simply touching your NFC-enabled device to the headphones.

How to charge sony wh-1000xm4?

The sony wh-1000xm4 headphones are very easy to charge. Just use the USB cable to connect the headphones to a power source. The headphones will start charging automatically. The LED indicator will turn red when the headphones are charging and green when the headphones are fully charged.

How to store sony wh-1000xm4?

It is straightforward to store the Sony Wh-1000xm4 headphones. Just fold them up and put them in the included carrying case. The case is small and lightweight, so you can easily take it wherever you go.

How to troubleshoot the sony wh-1000xm4?

If you are having trouble with your sony wh-1000xm4 headphones, you can try a few things:
1. Make sure the batteries are correctly charged. If the batteries are low, the headphones may not work correctly.
2. Ensure the Bluetooth is turned on and that the headphones are paired with your device. If the headphones are not paired with your device, they will not be able to connect.
3. Try resetting the headphones.

How to turn off sony wh 1000xm4?

The sony wh-1000xm4 headphones are very easy to turn off. Just press and hold the power button for 3 seconds. The headphones will turn off automatically. If you want to turn off the headphones manually, you can do so by pressing and holding the power button for 10 seconds. The headphones will restart and should be turned off. 


The process helps you clean your headphones and makes them look new. It would be best to have clean headphones for the best audio experience. We would recommend that you clean your headphones at least once a week to prevent the build-up of dirt and debris.