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Old 19th May 2008, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default Cheap, 2 conductor, headphone wire

Hey guys,

Most cheap pairs of headphones, that I have encountered, have a thin (~22ga) wire shell that has an insulated "hot" wire with a bare ground wire running next to it inside. Typically the headphones are stereo and so this type of wire will be run to each ear individually.

Now, my question is, where can I get some of this wire. What is it called so that I could look it up. What I need, exactly, is 2 conductor wire that has a total diameter of avg 22-24ga wire. When I search on "2 conductor wire" I always get stereo speaker wire that is generally 2 18ga insulated wires side-by-side.


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Old 19th May 2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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Sounds like you want straightforward twn screened cable - something like this

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Old 19th May 2008, 09:23 AM   #3
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You mean this.
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Old 19th May 2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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Yes - thanks! (Link worked in preview).
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Old 21st May 2008, 04:17 AM   #5
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I believe that is what I'm looking for. Just as verification. There is total of 4 conductors in a cross-section of that cable, right?

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Old 24th May 2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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yep it looks like 2 "sets"
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