Hey guys, was just wondering if sweat (i.e. from working out) could cause cable corrosion over time? If so, is there any material that can be used to resist sweat corrosion? Thanks!
Cable corrosion from sweat?
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Edited by audioxxx - 9/1/13 at 4:52am
None in particular; was just something I was thinking about today haha.
I believe their will be a number of factors like ph of your skin and fluids, but yes over time even air will tarnish and cause corrosion. I have cut my old shure cables and seen green coated copper. I think with the new plug in replacement cables this isn't much of a problem with most headphones (now its the connector's with problems).
Interesting. I have a pair of 315s, and I've gone through 3 replacement cables within a year. I do sweat easily too...
Maybe a custom made cable variant could save you replacement costs over time this is an entry level version looks good altho they could meet the same fate.
Wow I didn't think custom cables for the SE series even existed. Been looking for some for awhile now, much appreciated! Thanks!
The problem with sound dropping out or what you refer to as "shorts" is due to the connectors needing cleaning; you should clean the connectors every four months. Once cleaned, no amount of swiveling will cause the drop out or "short" ...
Toothpick, napkin and alcohol is all you need to solve the dirty connector problem.