A few days ago I was replacing the plastic grills on my SR80i with metal mesh. The mod went pretty smooth, except for one little problem. When I was putting one of the cups back together, I accidentally pushed the sides too far together. This caused the wire between the two halves to get cut into. After this happened I checked to see if sound would still come from that side, as it appeared only the wire covering had been cut, but unfortunately it would only work if I held the wire straight. My initial reaction was to cover the exposed wires with electrical tape, but I couldn't find any, so I used duct tape instead. To my surprise, this actually worked! I put my headphones back together, and have been using them for the last couple of days with out any problems. Sound still comes from both sides, and it appears to be the same volume. Even though it seems to be working fine with the duct tape covering, I'm wondering what a better way to fix the connection would be? This would mostly just provide me with peace of mind, so I wouldn't have to worry about one side being louder than the other or degradation of sound quality. Could I just twist the exposed wires together and cover them with electrical tape, or would I need to solder them together? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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7/11/09 at 11:05pm