Convert Any Headphones to Bluetooth Wireless

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Introduction: Convert Any Headphones to Bluetooth Wireless



The purpose of this instructable is to eliminate the headphone wire between my iPhone and headphones. The wire would constantly snag on things while at work and be ripped out from the headphones(3.5mm jack on the headphones). The "under the shirt" method worked however it was annoying at times and could still be caught on things.

Materials Used:
   1.  A pair of your favorite headphones* - I used my Studio Beats by Dr. Dre
*if your headphones do not have a 3.5mm jack on them, the headphone cord can be shortened permanently or just wrapped around the headband!

   2. Stereo Bluetooth Headset
http://www.chinavasion.com/product_info.php/pName/music-stereo-bluetooth-headset-a2dp-avrcp-profiles/  (sound quality is great!! no hiss or crackle - good battery life)

   3. Short 3.5mm Stereo patch cable
I had one lying around the house that i purchased from Radio Shack ages ago.

  
4. A few Velcro cable ties


Now comes the fun part!
       ASSEMBLY!
                        

Step 1: Attach Bluetooth With Velcro Straps


Velcro straps were cut to fit around the band.
I put them on tight with fuzzy velcro side down - or - the side that contacts the headphone band

A shorter patch cable would be ideal but this works just fine.

I called my brother to test sound quality and he said that he could hear me fine, even with the location of the mic

Step 2: Works Perfectly!


I used it almost all day today and NOT ONE SNAG!!!!  yaaayyyy

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will it also work for my clip mic

41 Comments

Hi,

Do you know any alternatives for the stereo bluetooth module that can connect to an USB headset?

Is there any way to transmit and receive. For example, taking my Bose corded headphones, attached a receiver and then get a transmitter for my tv. I have googled this quite a bit and most just connect a receiver to corded headphones to use with a tv that's aready equipped with bluetooth transmitter

This may be a stupid question, but considering that most headphones do not have a battery in them, how does this work?

not stupid at all, the bluetooth receiver's battery can hold your headphones for 3 hours or more, i've been using the mth50x and this bluetooth receiver https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetooth-Receiver-Streambot-Hands-Free/dp/B00MJMV0GU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1473094613&sr=8-5&keywords=mpow+bluetooth+transmitter for more than one year now and still working fine.

Great tutorial. I got the MPOW and tried fitting on my bose quiet comfort 3. There is a small problem. When the headset's noise cancelation and the dongle are turned on, there is a static noise even if there is no music. Sometimes this does not happen. Any idea how to rectify?

I have a very basic headset, a Corsair HS30 (3.5mm connector version), my mic is very poor quality, in normal conditions, people hear me with difficult, at night, it is even worse...

What I did was, install VoiceMeeter banana and the extra Virtual audio cables provided by the author of the software, amplified the mic gain to the max (+30db), activated noise reduction filter in my mic, and the proceeded to clean the noise with Adobe audition.

You can also do this with a free VST (there are some free programs that might do it), or you can try Audacity.

Check some tutorials in youtube, my mic has improved insanely, and people can hear me even if I badmouth them in a whisper.

Unfortunately the only way to rectify that is to turn it off. There are several ways active noise cancellations work. One is that the headphones output some whitenoise. I'm guessing this is what you're hearing. The other way headphones do it is using another microphone to pick up ambient noise, and outputting the opposite waveform.

IT could be the cable you're using, I'd double check your connections first.

Do you need to cut the wire? Also how will the BT dongle's jack connect to the Headset

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