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Any mods to make IEMs and Headphones more durable?

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Are there any mods to make IEMs and/or Headphones more durable?

Eg, using duct tape?

 

Some IEMs have very thin wires, and with these connections break over time.

 

I have a headphone  Panasonic  RP-HT710. It was an inexpensive phone, about $35 or so several years ago. It has excellent thick wires. The wires (9 feet long) are still in excellent supple condition, and have given no problems.

 

Unfortunately, my recent acquisitions, JVC HAFX101 IEMs and JVC HAM5X headphones do not have this quality wires ...and I am wondering if there are any preemptive steps I can take to prevent future wire issues.

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There's no special mod to make headphones bully-proof. The only thing you can do is take care of them. You could carry a hard case for headphones and IEMs, if you're looking for headphones look for detachable cables. To work -out use a different IEM, Never leave headphones in your pocket.

 

Cheapest over the ear headphone with good sound quality and detachable cable:

Monoprice 8323 has detachable cables and it sells for less than 30$

 

IEM with detachable cable (consider it like an investment)

Shure SE215 99$

 

No offense, I must presume you're young and you don't really pay too much attention to your electronics, it happens to all of us. Cheap headphones usually have cheap cables, with time you will start to be more careful. 

 

Hope it helps

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