Two mornings ago it was like, -6 degrees Fahrenheit here which is rare so even though some of you guys might think that's nothing, it's something for me. Other than freezing my ass off waiting for the bus it wasn't much different. You know, put my headphones on (JVC HA-S400s) listened to music the whole bus ride, whatever. Well ya, it is obviously pretty cold, and so the cable gets really stiff, normal cable behavior, no big deal. Funny, I have always feared that its gonna get so cold and brittle that its just gonna break the internal wires or something... haha...
Well... after that day on the ride home I found my cable to have a slight short in it. If I wiggled the cable near the jack the right channel would crackle and cut out just briefly, it never stayed out though, only when it was getting messed with. Well, yeah, I wasn't too happy! I seriously take really good care of all my stuff. No wrapping cords around my iPod or whatever lol, usually they just hang from my neck when I am not using them actually so the cable stays pretty straight majority of the time.
So yeah, well I just let them sit for a while when I got home. That night I decided to try them with my computer to make sure it wasn't my iPod's fault. Plugged em in, messed around with it and nothing happened! So I got my iPod and tried with that, again, nothing. I thought maybe it was just in cold weather it does that but only while its cold? But I mean the cable has gotten stiff before due to cold, just never -6 degrees stiff lol. I have no idea how or if cold would affect that though. And I don't see why it would only be the right channel either.
Today in school it did the little crackle thing a few times, randomly and only for a sec. Then on the bus home it did it BAD. I am not very happy... So what's up? Can cold ruin cables or what? Is it just bad luck? I still have the warranty on my JVCs so I guess I will have to get them replaced I wanna take my Ultrasone DJ1s tomorrow so I can still have music, but if they are gonna get ruined... I would rather just go without! Like I said, I have NO IDEA if the cold ruined the cable thing is even possible, I am just dumbfounded as to what else could have caused it since I am very careful with them, I suppose just a fluke bad pair I was shipped? Info on this would be appreciated, thanks