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How can I fix this frayed cable?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

My earbuds have started fraying and I was wondering what the best thing to do would be.  Would I be able to get a heat-shrink tube on there?  Any recommendations?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 20

A bit of electrical tape should fix it. 

post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

I thought about that, but I feel like with electrical tape, it usually doesn't stick to itself well in a situation like that (i.e. around a wire).  Am I wrong in this regard?

post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Ferrari353 View Post

I thought about that, but I feel like with electrical tape, it usually doesn't stick to itself well in a situation like that (i.e. around a wire).  Am I wrong in this regard?

Maybe, but I have had a really old IEM break on me like that and I put some electrical tape on it. It's still working. 

post #5 of 20
Check online sugru, but I rather use electrical tape
post #6 of 20

Or as an alternative you may want to consider getting actual good sounding IEMs to replace your Bose ones. 

post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Or as an alternative you may want to consider getting actual good sounding IEMs to replace your Bose ones. 
But he probably likes the sound and the headphones still work. Why change a pair you like because of a cosmetic defect?
Edited by squallkiercosa - 9/1/13 at 4:20am
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But he probably likes the sound and the headphones still work. Why change a pair you like because of a cosmetic defect?

But has he heard any other similarly priced IEMs? 

post #9 of 20
(This might be a source of conflict so I rather avoid it) however, he already made an investment and he wants to fix it. I don't see a reason to push someone who never asked for new headphones to buy, change or listen other headphones. His time will come and he will be asking the question on this forum.
post #10 of 20
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(This might be a source of conflict so I rather avoid it) however, he already made an investment and he wants to fix it. I don't see a reason to push someone who never asked for new headphones to buy, change or listen other headphones. His time will come and he will be asking the question on this forum.

Yeah, you're right.

Sorry if it sounded like I was pushing him to buy new stuff. 

post #11 of 20
Nothing to worry about :-)
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post #13 of 20

OP, How good are your soldering skills, you could just replace the whoule cable.

post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

Or as an alternative you may want to consider getting actual good sounding IEMs to replace your Bose ones. 
But he probably likes the sound and the headphones still work. Why change a pair you like because of a cosmetic defect?

I bought these before I knew much about IEMs (although I still don't know very much haha) and while I've looked into buying some good IEMs, they're just not high on my list of priorities right now.
It may be moving up in priority though because now it seems like the right ear bud isn't working at all. It's not outputting any sound. Any fix for this?

I bought some electrical tape on Amazon because I can't seem to find any in my house so that should be here Thursday.
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Originally Posted by Spazturtle View Post

OP, How good are your soldering skills, you could just replace the whoule cable.

I've never soldered in my life, although I'd like to learn.

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post #15 of 20

Or get some etymotic IEMs - they have a kevlar-reinforced cable, I have accidentally jerked them many times, sometimes with more than 20 lb of force, and the cables are still in tight. Had them for over a year now.

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