I've had 5 pairs of earphones (4 Shure E2c, 1 RE0) to go out on me in 3 years due to cable failure. I'm sick of this. I'm going to use my analytical mind to analyze why. Please tell me if I'm correct, and if there are any other reasons of cable failure.
All 5 pairs broke from either left or right channel going out, and you can get an intermittent sound if you fiddle or put pressure on the cable coming out of the jack. This seems natural, because the cable at that place will bend (and almost always bend the most) whenever you move the cable, and therefore the cable stress is the most severe at that place.
What if I prevent that part of the cable to move and keep it straight all the time?
When I bought my TV it came with some sort of protectors for the power cable and other cables. So what if I do this, and use tape to prevent it from moving inside?
And then close it
This is what it looks like in use
Is my analysis of why cables fail correct? Did I miss any other aspects? Would my solution prevent cable failures?