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How to Splice Headphone wires

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- Sat, 08 Jun 2013 22:08:06 EST 4fpX8pqx No.5726
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Hey look at these headphone wires. I stripped the big black wire. Then I get these 3 wires. But look CLOSELY! See the fuzzy white stuff? It's like a wire inside the wire. Do I need to strip 1 more time? What is that white stuff?

I don't mean to sound rude. Thanks for the help.
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Shit Chingerwat - Sat, 08 Jun 2013 22:23:36 EST 4fpX8pqx No.5727 Reply
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No! It's not working. Any ideas to fix it?
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Basil Snodwater - Sun, 09 Jun 2013 06:32:15 EST e/nvWClc No.5730 Reply
>>5727
headphones run at such low impedance that even if you do ge them to work the sound quality will decrease dramatically
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Shit Chingerwat - Sun, 09 Jun 2013 13:16:09 EST 4fpX8pqx No.5733 Reply
>>5730
But they're the same kind of wire from the same kind of headphone. Why wont it work?
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Albert Penkindale - Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:58:42 EST 84WsgVqj No.5740 Reply
>>5726
That picture is fucking horrible I can't see shit, but it's probably just nylon fibers, you should be able to melt them off with your soldering iron. If it's not working at all you may have a short in your plug, or you didn't make a good connection with your solder. As basil said the audio quality is going to be noticeably diminished by the solder.
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Albert Penkindale - Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:09:32 EST 84WsgVqj No.5741 Reply
>>5740
Oh wait I just saw your second puc and realized what you meant by splice, if you removed the coating and you're sure you have the wires contacting its probably a short in the plug, repaiting these will be more trouble than it's worth.
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Simon Dunkinfack - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:01:31 EST tB60PQ7m No.5744 Reply
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EE here, fixing headphone cables isn't difficult. You will need a multimeter to check and triple-check according to continuity, not according to color. You also need to solder, wire-twisting won't cut it. Also, insulate everything from everything as you go... heatshrink is your friend.

I'm pretty sure the white 'n fuzzy is just for wire strength or flexibility, it's definitely not a conductor. Do away with it.
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thanks - Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:50:58 EST mCS3dD2d No.5774 Reply
>>5744
mad props, going to get heatshrink for my projects now
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David Tillinghall - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:36:00 EST IawMSZ+a No.5776 Reply
I still haven't gotten around to fixing these... but when I do, I'll be sure to tell you.
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Nell Duckstone - Sat, 03 Aug 2013 23:53:10 EST x57V/kbu No.5824 Reply
Not pro tips:

Burn the white nylon with a lighter.

THe wires have non-conductive enamel on them. Untwist the wire, and but the enamel off. You need to blow it out quickly, or else you'll make the wire brittle.

Headphone wires are shit to solder. Use a small bit of copper wire as a scaffold.

Stereo is kinda pointless. Your shitty soldering job will hurt the quality of the sound anyway, so just wire it to be mono. I guess for games and movies you want stereo, but for music mono's fine.

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