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DIY Neck Cinch for IEM's

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I'm a big fan of the neck cinch. Both for keeping my IEM's tangle-free when stored and for a slightly tighter fit when moving about. Searched around here for quite some time trying to find solutions for adding a neck cinch onto earphones that did not come with one, but never found anything. First tried transplanting a cinch off a broken IEM, however the cable widths were the limiting factor. And then I saw my friend, the cable (zip) tie..

 

Using the smallest size zip tie I had (I believe it was the 4" length, measures about 1 cm in width), I zipped it onto the cord,tight enough to stay put, but still able to be moved with applied force. I did this part very slowly to make sure the tension was right. Then cut off the end and started burning the cut end to round out the plastic.

 

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Not ideal, but it works. Now I like my IEM's more...

post #2 of 2

I like your idea, but I stumbled upon something even more interesting:

 

DHC "Microtubule" Silicone IEM Slider

http://www.doublehelixcables.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=138

 

It's just a little silicone donut, but can stretch big enough to go over connectors or jacks. I just put them on two ALO SXC 24 cables. I had to get needle nose pliers with very small tips, but then it was quite easy.

 

Pliers: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JNNW1M

 

The only problem is that DHC has a minimum order of $30 and the sliders are $0.25, so you need to buy some other stuff to get them (I ordered some of their cable boxes, which are very nice). I haven't seen the sliders anywhere else.

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