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Upgrade internal wiring or not bother

Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Discussions' started by mi1ez, Sep 9, 2014.
  1. mi1ez
    Hi All!
    First time actually posting in the forums, so take it easy on me.
    My "gym headphones" (House of Marley Revolutions http://www.thehouseofmarley.com.au/headphones/revolution-on-ear-headphones.html - Not the best, but good enough for Spotify at the gym) have recently taken a hit. Hopped off the bike while they were around the handlebars. I now have no sound from the right headphone.
    Since I can see this happening again I have decided rather than just replace the cable I'll be putting RCA plugs for each. I'm no trying to decide whether it's worth replcing the internal cables. I was planning on just soldering straight to the plugs but having seen how thin they are I'm contemplating swapping them out totally.
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    Is this even worth my hassle? 
  2. bootdsc
    I wouldn't solder right to the pads of the driver if it can be helped but that magnet wire can be a real pain to strip and solder. Be quick when you solder on the pads and make sure not to touch the inner to pads as they hold the almost invisible coil wires soldered in place. Also make sure you tie a knot in the cable before feeding it back through the hole in the ear cup, its a simple way of giving the cable some straight for the next time they get yanked.

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