Question Need help finding a long 1/8 t0 1/4 cable that is durable enough to take frequent bending at 1/4 plug to wire section.

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At least 20ft, where the 1/4 plug goes in the wire is often bent at an angle and fails quickly there. As it's difficult to find longer cables like this I've actually only used one brand, then received a replacement, failed same place. Was thinking wrapping some electrical tape around that area to reduce the bend at that point (is for my child's headphone so he can sit on bed and watch his shows, room is 10ft wall to wall.)
 

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At least 20ft, where the 1/4 plug goes in the wire is often bent at an angle and fails quickly there. As it's difficult to find longer cables like this I've actually only used one brand, then received a replacement, failed same place. Was thinking wrapping some electrical tape around that area to reduce the bend at that point (is for my child's headphone so he can sit on bed and watch his shows, room is 10ft wall to wall.)
Do you want male to male, male to female? 1/4 inch on both ends ?
 

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Heat shrink tubing (maybe with wire spring inside) to create strain relief or short cheap sacrificial cord 2 ft. at the headset and longer cord added together.
I was thinking of making some strain relief where the plug meets the cable so it's stiffened up to slowly curve.
 

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yes and when excessive pull is applied in the horizontal direction (which is mainly what was happening with ur cable , the 1/8 will just pop out of the socket
I wonder if I'd be better off just buying a right angle cable, instead of adding the adapter, or think going with an adapter better?
 

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