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Is it possible to straighten out a coiled cable?

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Hey, I got some nasty headphones, ath-m50, but like a retard I got the coiled cable. MADDD annoying.  when I stretch it even half way, the side with the cable starts getting pulled off my head.  Is it possible to straighten this cable out in a safe manner?

 

Cant believe I spent $100 on headphones I'm not happy with, I wish I got the straight cable version (sigh)...

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Edited by labrat - 9/16/11 at 3:09am
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All it takes is an iron and some patience.

 

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_(appliance)

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^^so I would lay it straight, put a piece of cloth over it and iron it?

 

Also, anyone know how sensitive these would be to hair dryer?

 

For either of the above methods, what's a good way to gauge the heat I'm putting to it, so I make sure I don't damage any of the internal wiring or whatever?

 

sry, I don't know anything technical or mechanical about headphone, I just love music

 

**I'm not necessarily looking to make it completely straight, I just want to relieve a good amount of the tension in there.  Like I said, its wound too tight, I can barely use 5ft of the supposed 10ft length before it starts pulling off my ear


Edited by nastynice - 6/18/11 at 12:36am
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Applying heat to cables does the opposite of cryo-treating them. It adversely affects sound quality & reverses the proper ion flow.

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It is, but it does take patience and proper temp control.  Instead of an iron or blow dryer I would use boiling/HOT water.  Just don't get the water into the headphones.  The plastic on the wire has been heated into a circular shape.  You need to heat it into a straight shape.  This is NOT a fast process.  Take your time and it will work out just fine.

 

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Applying heat to cables does the opposite of cryo-treating them. It adversely affects sound quality & reverses the proper ion flow.


And soldering irons do what?

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No.


Yes:  replace with a non-coiled cable.  Duh.
 

 

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Edited by labrat - 9/16/11 at 3:09am
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