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Best way to straighten headphone wires?

post #1 of 8
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Hi, not sure if it's the right board for this.

Anyway, I'm not sure how it happened, but my headphone wire seems to have become completely malformed. Stretched out, it looks live it's weaving up and down. I don't twizzle or play with the wire so I'm not sure how it's become like it.

Whenever the wire backs in on itself, it forms this twisted pair which is incredibly annoying. When they start wrapping round each other it's as though they are magnetic with one another.

Anyway, just wondering what's the best way to straighten it? I was thinking about using an iron, but that would probably melt the plastic.
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post #2 of 8
Yeah don't use an iron, what I did for my HD595 is just laying the whole thing on a table with a book at the end of the wire to keep it straight, I left it like that for 2 days and now it's pretty much straight.
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post #3 of 8
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I guess it's worth a try. Don't fancy being without sound for 2 days but this is very annoying so it will be worth it.
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post #4 of 8
Only thing you can really do is what the above person said. Straighten the wire out, force it to stay that way, and keep it that way for a couple days. Should straighten it right out.
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post #5 of 8
run you fingers along the wire tbh. Very effective for earphones.
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post #6 of 8
Hang your earphones from the stairs or something for a coupe of days. Should do the trick.
    
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post #7 of 8
Sleeve it in paracord.
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post #8 of 8
You can also try gathering what twist ties you have lying around and using them to braid the cord; this actually works very well for my headset (which has an extremely long cord), except in a couple places where the twists in the cord are really bad. Just remember to try to hand-straighten it before you do that so the twist ties don't come undone.
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