How to fix damaged headphones

You’re lost in music. You couldn’t feel more alive. Then, suddenly, horror of horrors, the SOUND OF SILENCE.
Don’t let a little thing like damaged headphones stop the music. Sugru will get you back on track.


• Your beloved headphones
• A knife or scissors
• A lighter or matches
• Electrical tape
• 1 single-use pack of Sugru

Step 1

Strip off the insulation by carefully running a knife or scissors around the outside of the cable to remove the outer shielding. Do not cut the wires.

Step 2

Separate the wires and use a lighter or a match to burn off the insulating varnish. Be careful with a flame.

Step 3

Splice both ends by first picking up the two exposed areas of wire that you want to connect. Place them parallel to each other and twist together to join them. 

Step 4

Wrap the joined wires in electrical tape to insulate them from each other. Cover all exposed wires with tape. 

Step 5

Use half a pack of Sugru to wrap around the cable. 

Step 6

Mould it and smooth it.

Step 7

Leave the Sugru to cure for 24 hours. Then press play.