Most of us wrap headphones around iPods, MP3 players or phones without a second thought. We wrap them tightly without thinking of the consequences of doing this. Over months, we may notice lose tape around the headphone jacks. This can lead to the wires in the jack coming undone and destroying the headphones. When the jack cannot work, sound cannot travel from the device to your ears anymore. This can lead to replacing your headphones which can be costly and frustrating.
The easiest way to wrap headphones is to leave the jack and the headphone area loose from the device. Instead of wrapping the entirety of headphones tightly as we are accustomed to doing. You want to leave a little bit loose at each end to keep the jack and headphones to protect them from pulling the wiring out. This is the key factor to keep in mind when choosing to wrap headphones. You can choose to store headphones in different ways, such as in carrying cases, Ziploc bags and just by using a cable tie to hold them in place. Wrapping them can be the easy way to store them but if you do it wrong you could cause more harm than good. Take the time wrap headphones without damaging them, pay attention to how you wrap them and take the few extra seconds to wrap them properly.
Wrapping headphones is a common practice amongst those using handheld devices. It is not the most productive way of storing them, but it can be easy to do on the go. Taking the time to learn how to wrap your headphones properly and protect the most essential parts from damage is key to keeping them safe from harm. Perhaps wrapping headphones may not be right for you, if that is the case, you want to invest in another way of storing your headphones.