Hi, so I know it's been some time, but I figured the Internet needed an answer. So the method show in Jayeffs video proved useful, as these xb950 style headphones have the same exact construction. I just got done repairing mine, and I also pulled the wire out of the junction. All you need to do to take off the soft ear pieces is just use a flat head, and make sure to push down under the adhesive, you can tell the difference when you see it. Once you get a little up, you can just careful pull it all up. However, you don't need to remove this if you're just trying to fix the cord you have. Just peel the wires back, and use a lighter to burn off the thin enamel coating on all the wire tips , scratch off the excess black bits, and color match the wires. And Viola! Your headphones work again!