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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!
                        
 
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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!

Picture of Works Perfectly!

I used it almost all day today and NOT ONE SNAG!!!!  yaaayyyy
get.voxoa24 days ago

Elegance does it https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2116595848/the-btunes-plug-in-pure-wireless-hifi-sound

sebens2 years ago
Or you could by any other blue-tooth A2DP device and figure out yourself how it fits best to the headphone. Like this one (pretty much the cheapest I could find): http://www.dealextreme.com/p/bluetooth-2-0-a2dp-avrcp-stereo-music-receiver-and-handsfree-black-8422?item=12

On ebay they also have some very cheap, just search for something like 'a2dp' and 'stereo'.
Dr. Pepper3 years ago
How do you like your Studios?
Im not the Author, but I personally have Solos, and I love them. They sound amazing and aren't too big to carry around. The only caveat is that when I first got them, my ears hurt after an extended period. I've gotten used to them and now it doesn't hurt anymore
i have solos and they are amazing for bass and just hearing the music and nothing else.
Sound matters.
I do admit that they are a bit more sensitive to lower frequencies, but the higher ones are not muffled in any way. An equalizer is all you need to adjust to your tastes. Everything is crisp and clean in mine.
I have 70$ Mogulz DJ Headphones from Thinkgeek That are better then Beats Pros. Look at them! http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/speakers/headsets/ed11/
I'm trying to make them wireless though...
I found the bluetooth headset here with cheaper shipping:

http://www.sw-box.com/Music-Stereo-V1-2-Bluetooth-Headset-A2Dp-Avrcp-Profiles.html


Curious how well it would work with a mac laptop - any experience there?
hhayes13 years ago
new link for the modulator http://www.order-bulk.com/Music-Stereo-Bluetooth-Headset-A2DP-AVRCP-Profiles.html
desmonb23 years ago
any new links because they don't have them no more
XOIIO3 years ago
Nice instructable, I had no clue that they made bluetooth earbud adapters. I got a couple good projects to use those with.
EvanGelliuZ4 years ago
Does that Bluetooth receiver works with iphone ?? I mean the buttons like forward, rewind, vol + - you know works completely ???
Yes they do with OS 4.1 and up.