I need to recable my K701's that I have been using for 5+ years as the stock cable has been slowly twisting over time, cracking the insulation all over and revealing the inner wires. For the last 6 months I've gotten away with just putting electrical tape over the cracks, but the cable has kept cracking somewhere else along it since then, and as of today the actual wires on the inside have become so twisted they have tore and I no longer have audio out my left channel.
I have in the past had to open up the left ear cup to resolder a loose connection, so I know how to get at the wires and know the internal wiring of the K701's. I plan on keeping it single termination into the left cup only as the white plastic piece took forever to get off and I almost broke it getting it off, so I don't feel like opening the right side up. I don't have an balanced amp either so single sided termination will work for me. I seen a lot of people using Magomi star quad cables and Neutrik 1/4" TRS connectors, so I see no need to deviate from what people seem to have found worked for them. Trying to keep it pretty cheap as well since I never planned to recable them anyways. Should I get the Magomi 2534 or 2893 cable? Also what I don't understand from all the other K701 recable threads I've seen is what people are using for strain relief for the cable going into the headphones. I've seen people using heatshrink, but I don't understand how that acts as strain relief?
Thanks for any help you guys can give.