This is my first instructable. I was looking for a how to for swapping iPod earphone cables and couldn't find anything. So I decided to write my own.
This instructable will cover how to transplant your iPod earphones cable into other earphone buds. Whether you like the white cable better or if you need to cannibalize broken earphones to get ones you want without buying new ones. In my case, I needed to do this because my after-market earphones were too long and had too many other obstructions in the cable. Also one side was longer than the other which I didn't like very much.
On the picture you see the iPod OEM earphones on the left, the middle is the after market ones and the right is my modded pair.
Step 1: open up iPod phones
OK, so the first thing is to take both Ipod earphones apart. To do this just pull the bottom gray piece out and then carefully separate the speaker module from the rest of the earphone body. There is some glue involved here but it's not too hard just be slow and gentle with it and it will come apart without damage.
Carefully unsolder the wires from the speaker. Also you'll need to untie the cable so that you can pull it free of the earphone body. Make sure to do this to both earphones.