I know that for a lot of headphones/IEMs/earbuds, especially low-budget onces, very poor stress reliefs (or none at all!) are implemented. I used to have this problem all the time with my Skullcandies (don't laugh) and I still do with my JVC HA-FX101's, and other IEMS I own. I was wondering how I could add on stress reliefs? I don't have to take apart anything to add things to the outside, so in theory it should be pretty easy.
I did some looking around and found this thread - http://www.head-fi.org/t/471958/reduce-stress-strain-on-rca-cables - that suggests using heat shrink tubing, epoxy paints, grommets and hot glue.
Doing some research, heat shrink looks like an effective method - but does anyone know which product I should be getting? And how to apply it to my headphones?
Also, a friend's dad showed me this rubber paint he had - http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip - which is used for putting plastic handles on tools with worse handles. Could that work? Maybe I should give it a try.
And, ATH-M50 spring strain relief? Those are cool. Yeah.
Edited by poopsockk - 3/3/14 at 11:06pm