How do you build one of the best darn headphones possible? It's certainly not signing up musicians and putting big logos on the side. Instead, start with military grade headsets, the type people use on aircraft carriers or screaming through the night sky on black hawk helicopters. Then, upgrade the electronics with 6 Watt's of full range neodymium speakers supported by custom cast mounting brackets. Finally, fill the rest with noise protecting foam and throw on a pair of super comfy gel pads to create arguably the best headphones anywhere. In addition, with the extreme sound dampening qualities you can listen to your tunes while mowing the lawn, working on projects or just generally blocking out the world in a way that was never possible before.*
Not only will you love your new custom headphones but after you realize that you can run a weed eater or leaf blower without having to tuck ear buds under your hearing protection and blowing your hearing in the process you'll want to build sets for all of your family and friends.
This project will require basic soldering knowledge but is simple enough it can be a great first time soldering project.
While the installation is simple the creation of the mounting bracket is not. Since it is infinitely easier to create a second bracket then start from scratch I have created kits with the necessary parts
, If there is any interest in making a version that you don't need to solder together please message me or leave a note in the comments.
*Noise reduction is not rated and will be dependent on your build. I make no claims on levels of noise reduction and what is considered safe.