How to prevent ear phone breakage

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by Swiss3g, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Swiss3g

    Swiss3g Member

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    Hi people, just wondering if there are certain things one can do to prevent ear phone breakage because I go through so many of them its like am doing something wrong but I cant figure out what. Most of them break right where the wire meets the jack.

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  2. Ouchy_S

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    Don't wrap your head phones around your iPod. That is why yours are breaking. If you have to do that, leave about 3-6 cm of the wire near the jack slack, so it doesn't break it. Then, also it round like you are choking it to death, as this stretches the wires.

    EDIT: Also: http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174878
  3. iBricked

    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    just pull that rubber thing so your headphones don't get tangled, then curl them really largely around your finger, about 2-4 times and it should be safe.
  4. Swiss3g

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    The thing is, I never wrap them around my iPod (I've known thats bad for a long time). Maybe little mice in the night come and astonishingly manage to bite them from the inside. Thats my best guess right now. lol
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    How do you store them?
    And what earphones are you using?
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    nasra1n New Member

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    Hey! Don't smash them against the wall! That seems to help.
  7. Swiss3g

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    I got some cheap Sony in ear ones(not sure of the particular model). All ear phones I've ever owned are almost always pluged in my iPod and if I ever unplug them I just fold them (to be honest not elegantly) and keep them in my pocket.
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    jakey103 New Member

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    grab some of the wire about 2cm away from the jack, bend it over so its against the jack and tape it firmly, seems to help, i have some 20yr old headphones from doing that.
  9. Swiss3g

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    20yrs?? damn.. Am doing that right now. Thanks
  10. APV

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    I made a cheap pair of Sony headphones ($15) last for two years... Until my dog ate them.

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