But after few years, signs of wear and tear occurred. First was the leathered cushion started to peal off, follow by the 3 meter long cable starting to crack.
Previously, I have shortened the cable since the cracked wires are somewhere near the headphone cups, so I just opened up the headphone and shortened the wires. I have done this for the past 2 times, and this time I decided to totally replace a brand new cable.
Step 1: Explainations
You will need:
- soldering gun
- a new 3.5mm audio jack either male to male or male to female, we will be using only 1 side of the male audio jack
- a mp3 player for testing
- pvc tape/wire tape
- heat shrink
- screw driver
- pen knife
You will need some basic soldering skill.
* do take extra care when using solder gun, and also pen knife. SAFETY COMES FIRST!
Check out the pictures for some explanation of how headphone wiring works.
Here’s the plan:
We would need to get the right channel of wire across the headband to the left side of the headphone cup, and fix a brand new audio jack cable from the left headphone cup.