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8 years, 2 months ago
I am usually a little lazy and forget to prepare my headphones correctly as said in this
My tangled headphones look a bit like this:
It can take forever to get the headphones reorganized, having to take that wire and put it there and all sorts of complicated things to come.
My question is that is there a hack for easily untangling headphones?
Mar 16, 2015 at 0:52
Anthony Pham Anthony Pham
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I get this quite a lot and more often than not I can untangle them with a fair amount of success.
Initially, I grab a random wire among the tangled mess and shake it up and down a few times by this strand of wire, this usually removes the worst of the mess and the rest can easily be picked apart as it normally ends up with just one end of them being a little bit tangled.
If you use something like a pen or pencil to pick it apart - it'll have less grip than it does on your fingers so will work out a little bit easier but it all depends on your preferences.
Mar 16, 2015 at 9:29
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You can make it far less tangle-prone by making the wires thicker and stiffer.
Take some soft clear tubing (typically vinyl) and slit it with a razor or x-acto knife, then press the wire into the slit.
Oct 13, 2015 at 12:12
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I've been using this for quite sometime now as a hack and it has worked seamlessly. The best part is that it doesn't require any special effort and is super easy to wind and unwind, both.
Oct 26, 2017 at 9:53
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