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Old 8th November 2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question What it the NEATEST way to attach wires? (without heatshrink?)

Anyway to attach wires without heatshrink? I want to attach 2 headphone wires with smaller wires inside.

Basically I wanna do what this guy did but without that ugly heatshrink. Is that possible?

How to splice a stereo cable - YouTube

I apologize if I'm asking this in the wrong place, but I can't find where else to post this.
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Old 8th November 2011, 05:24 AM   #2
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Anyway to attach wires without heatshrink? I want to attach 2 headphone wires with smaller wires inside.
I assume you are trying to fix or improve headphones. Google for "headphone mods" for more info.
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Hmmm... wires shouldn't be "attached with heatshrink." The heatshrink is used to provide insulation (and some mechanical strength, granted). You can purchase insulation displacement -type splice connectors. A neat heatshrinked splice shouldn't be that ugly. (Not a comment on the video. I didn't watch it.)
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Hmmm... wires shouldn't be "attached with heatshrink." The heatshrink is used to provide insulation (and some mechanical strength, granted). You can purchase insulation displacement -type splice connectors. A neat heatshrinked splice shouldn't be that ugly. (Not a comment on the video. I didn't watch it.)
I understand. But eventually you're gonna have to put a heatshrink to cover the mess.

What if I have a headphone wire and want to connect another headphone wire to it? Like perpendicular and joining it.

I know there are things called butt connectors and they look nice, but it looks like they are for single solid wires, not a wire with smaller wires inside. They also won't join a wire into another wire.
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Old 8th November 2011, 08:29 AM   #5
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What if I have a headphone wire and want to connect another headphone wire to it? Like perpendicular and joining it.
Perpendicular? I'm picturing a "T" sort of connection. Is that correct? If so, I agree the usual heatshrink-covered splice is much less than ideal. For that job I might suggest this, a 3 wire telecomm butt splice. Easy to use, and they are filled with silicone that gives a good weatherproof seal. Just one of many types of the insulation displacement connectors I mentioned.
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