Sony MDR-J20 (or EX71) neck cable gone squooshy and split?

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  1. shadowritten

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    If so, it's probably because you've been wearing them correctly! :eek:

    Yep, it seems that wearing these phones around your neck is actually what leads to the short round-the-neck cord becoming squooshy and finally splitting. Kept the cord dangling in front, and it doesn't seem to go ... er ... squooshy. :smashin:
     
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    yep - mine are all worn out and only had them a few months
     
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    As I reported in my thread about this, it is all down to friction I guess. Since getting my new ones, I have only really ben using them inside, and when i do it's in the "incorrect" manner.

    I am surprised that Sony haven't done a product recall, and created a substitute which doesn't wear as easially... After all, how many people out there have just spent £30 on a set of EX71's, and can afford to keep buying a new set every six weeks? I bet this is some ploy by Sony to make more people buy them...


    Also, how many people wrap their wires around their Walkman? I bet a vast majority of people do this, despite being told not to in the instruction manual. This I bet doesn't help the matter either, and can aid in making the wires go all "Squooshy"


    I find the rubber used is not really top quality, and is prone to wear and tear compared to other compositions used for other model 'phones...
     

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