A friend of mine at school bought a pair of pretty nice Klipsch speakers back in September. He ended up snapping the audio jack adapter pretty soon after with some odd story about claustrophobia and stepping on the cord. Regardless, since the speakers did not have an easy way of plugging in a new cord, he went out and bought a pair of expensive Bose speakers. He then proceeded to tell me that he was going to throw out the broken Klipsch speakers if I didn’t want them. Although I will admit the Bose speakers sound really good, the Klipsch speakers were by no means broken. A quick soldering job and the speakers are as good as new.
Total Cost: $234.18 ($4.19 without speakers)
After cutting and stripping the cord to the computer, it was just a matter of a simple soldering job. The end result? Now I own $200+ speakers which I spent less than $5.00 on. Not a bad deal if you ask me!