can you solder enameled headphone wire?

i need to fix my headphones but i dont want to not be able to put them back. if i cut the wire can i solder it back together?

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Re-design7 years ago
Sure you can.

You have to remove the enamel where you want to solder.

You can do this but using very fine sand paper or a sharp knife and scraping it away.

But the wire in headphones is so fine I would use a match or a lighter to burn the enamel then carefully scrape it away with a finger nail.

When it's clean make the connection and solder it.

Yes you can. Just burn the enamel coating off. I do this a lot.
lemonie7 years ago

Yes you can. I doubt that it's coated in enamel.

Actually you'd be surprised these days. Especially those dirty earbud types...

Lacquer perhaps. I read enamel as something else.