How To Fix Echo In Headphones

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Echo Problem In Headphones: How To Solve It?

We all know what the echo is. Most of us have even experienced it while talking over the phone. Well, this happens due to the reflection of sound from the phone speakers. However, this is not the only reason. Sometimes it may also happen because of low-quality audio devices or even because of the proximity of a microphone to the phone speakers.

Echo sounds over a call can really get frustrating as you are unable to hear the other person you are talking to. In most cases, you experience a mild echo which is caused due to poor connection. But there is nothing to worry about because you can fix it easily.

Many of you may think that your phone speakers are at fault when the culprit is your headphones. In this article, we will tell you the steps to how to fix echo in headphones.


Steps To Fix Echo In Headphones

We can understand that echoing is irritating, especially when you are on an important call. But instead of getting frustrated you should keep your calm and learn how to fix echo in headphones.

Here are some tips to follow:

  1. Unplug your headphones from your phone and then plug them back in. But this makes sure that you have plugged them securely. The connection shouldn’t be loose or else the problem will occur again.


  1. In case, the problem is not fixed even after you re-plugged your headphones, you can proceed with this step. Unplug your headphones and clean it nicely using a soft microfiber cloth. Make sure you be gentle with the cleaning part or you may cause damage to your headset.

Remove all the dirt and residue that is stuck in the plug. Sometimes the echo is the result of all the dirt stuck in the plugs. You can even blow into your headphone to clear off all the dust. For an advanced technique, you can make use a can filled with compressed air.

Once you are done with the cleaning, plug-in your headphones and check whether the echo is still there. If the problem is still there chances are that the internal wiring of your headphones is damaged. In that case, you have to replace it with a new one.

Other Tips:

You can also try some of these things to fix the problem:

  1. Reduce the volume of your external speakers, in case, you are using your headset with your external speakers. By lowering the volume you can reduce the echoing significantly.
  2. You can also try changing the direction of your microphone. Don’t keep it faced towards a wall or any object which can reflect sound waves. Readjust the position of your microphone so that your voice doesn’t reflect from the walls to produce the echo.

Now that you know how to fix echo in headphones, you can easily solve the problem when you face it the next time. If nothing works then you know you need to buy a new pair of headphones.

Hi, I'm Red, the Chief Editor of Red Diamond Audio.