9 October 2013
My portable music had been crackling and cutting out recently. I traced the main problem to the wired remote between the player and the headphones, but as the player is battered and I would be upset if it breaks and I am without one, I decided to buy a new one and have the old as a back-up.
So, having decided that the CD player and its remote were giving problems I bought a new one only to discover that it was the headphones that were broken.
The incredibly fine cable that Sennheiser put on its headphones had obviously snapped inside the plastic. The break was at the point where the cable is attached to the plug so the problem was always in the area of the remote (into which the phones were plugged). I broke into a sweat at this. (Odd how annoying I find these trivial problems.)