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One of the earphones has stopped functioning, why?

There are many causes for the everyday (yet absurdly nauseating) happening. Generally, though, it’s simply due to that loose wire and can regularly be fixed by pushing the wire in the direction of the radio earpiece and, if needs be, fixing it into position with a small electrical tape, super glue, or other glue.

Now and again, if ever the earpieces have an inline volume turn, that may be the reason. That one is a bit trickier to mend, but you can always try the ‘wire trick’ described above and see if it works. If not, then open the volume controls and re-solder the wires into place (be warned, this will invalidate most warranties, so if ever the ‘phones remain covered, just send ‘em back and get replacements).

To avoid stuff like this happening in the future, it’s highly recommended to wrap your cables vigilantly and to avoid stressing your headphones. No, I do not mean you should give Motorhead a break and simply play floaty, soothing New-Agey music on them, I mean that you should not have them within your back pocket if you sit down and you must detach them carefully out of your ears after use (this will likely sound evident, but you’d be shocked how many people simply rip ‘em out).

Another thing to look out for is the jack, if the cable is fraying/wearing around the jack, then that can also be a problem. Fortunately, like so many things in life, a bit of electrical tape can really come in useful, just make sure that all the copper wiring is tightly bound and it should go back to normal usage in no time.

Now and then, however, it is simply an indication that the headphones are knackered and no amount of smart tinkering can repair them. Typically, in these cases, the issue is internal. This particular variant on the problem also attacks headphones of any price range, be they Poundland specials or your year old Sennheiser Eargasm headset. I am reminded of a Shakespeare quote from Hamlet, something about a king plus the guts of an beggar, but I can’t be bothered to look the whole thing up right now. You get the point I’m attempting to make though, everything dies eventually, no matter just how much it cost you.

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