Originally Posted by OddE
-Because you really want the cable to be re-soldered onto the terminals inside the cup, rather than having it spliced externally. It will both look better and be a lot more rugged.
Good news is, as far as repairability goes, AKGs tend to be pretty decent.
Yes, soldering to terminals is more reliable (and looks better). As an idea, you could get a headphone extension (female to male cable) after the fix is made. This would help restore the original length, at it would give you an additional disconnect point. Such cables should be dirt cheap, too.
However, I do think that an inline splice at the break point will still be fairly rugged. Again, not as good as fixing at the terminals, but it should still work.
On a related note, get a better roomate.