4 tips to prevent cable breakage
Tip 1: neatly store your earbuds/headphones
Most cable breaks happen because the equipment isn't stored properly. Because the cable isn't being protected, it can easily suffer damage from other items in your bag, jacket, or pocket. The cable may also get knots in it easily. Apart from a lot of frustration, these also put extra pressure on the cable. You can prevent this by neatly rolling up the cable and neatly storing your earbuds or headphones in a small bag, spacious pouch, or separate compartment in your bag.
Tip 2: make sure the cable isn't too tight
Figure out beforehand how much freedom of movement you'll need and make sure the cable is long enough. Always make sure the cable is hanging or lying down loosely. Your earbuds' cable isn't suitable to being under tension. Consider using an extension cable if you plan to move a lot.
Tip 3: neatly store the excess part of your cable
Your cable will quickly break if it gets stuck behind an object or if you drive over it with your desk chair. When your cable is too long, roll up some of it and store it neatly. If you're on the road, you can put this part in your pocket. Behind your desk, you could for example roll it around a pen cup easily. This way, you'll prevent the cable from getting stuck somewhere or stepping on it unknowingly.
Tip 4: roll up your cable loosely
When rolling your cable, it's important that you don't do this too tightly, as you don't want to put pressure on your cable here either. Instead of rolling the cable tightly around a few fingers (only to have to peel it off painstakingly afterwards) it's wiser to let the cable hang somewhat loosely while rolling it up.