My HF2's are splitting right at the point where it connects with the jack.... How would you guys treat this, to slow down the damage?
How would you guys be tackling this, if it were your IEMs?
You could cut off the molded connector and then use one of these:
They're not expensive - shipping might cost more than the part.
so I went to radio shack and bought the assorted sizes of shrink tubing
The shape of the plug on these friggen things is impossible. The tubing is either too big or too small.....
If its big enough to slip over the curve on the plug of the HF2's, the shrunk diameter is too large for the cable.....
If its small enough to shrink to the diameter of the size of the cable, its too small to slip unshrunk over the curve of the plug.....
What i wound up doing is wrapping the cable with electrical tape right where the tears are, at the joint where it meets the plug, without overlapping on the plug itself, so that the tape would be FAT around the tearing, and used the larger shrink tubing to wrap the plug, and the electrical tape. It's tight, but there's a little play at the very end of the tubing on the earphone side, where the tubing hangs off of the edge of the tape.
But its better than nothing!
Does anyone have any better ideas, or did this a more practical way??
If you can solder or know someone who can, I'd replace your 4 Pin TRRS plug with this one:
If you cut off the bad end and leave some of the wire on it, you can strip it back and do a continuity check to see where the wire go to on the bad plug.
Then just solder the corresponding wires to the new plug, is what I'd do.