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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!

Step 1: Attach Bluetooth with Velcro straps

Picture of 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

Where can i find a 3.5mm to bluetooth transmitter? i want to use it with my cassette walkman.

Azim Alif2 months ago
I built one too!
Although mine dosent look that good, but, still works.

Also, I would really like to see someone build a device that can take audio signal from any 3.5 mm output, and turn it to bluetooth output.
so that any audio device can connect to bluetooth speakers, headphones.
If anyone knows about this type of device, please tell me. even if I have to buy it.
nflemming20042 months ago

Wondering if this has been tested with video output for lag? I'm looking to make a transmitter/receiver system so I can listen to my TV on any headphones

y2leon5 months ago

Good instructable mate, here my black Ath m50x and my white Ath m50

Thanks for the idea!


wait, those look different from the post. what are those bluetooth called?

there are a plethora of Bluetooth receivers available for $20 or less on amazon. I recognize the MPOW one in the black picture, but not sure what the white is.

mahziard5 months ago

i must do this with my razer electra

I found the bluetooth headset here with cheaper shipping:


Curious how well it would work with a mac laptop - any experience there?
Me too ! But TV rather than the Mac Book.
Dr. Pepper4 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...
Good ! I got Beats Pro Monster by Dr Dre REPLICA ! They sound just like original ones which are $349 (original) and got replica worth $10 only !!!!!
akki5230 made it!8 months ago

Hi, I made this...!

Here's the Instructable

get.voxoa9 months ago

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

sebens3 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'.
hhayes14 years ago
new link for the modulator http://www.order-bulk.com/Music-Stereo-Bluetooth-Headset-A2DP-AVRCP-Profiles.html
desmonb24 years ago
any new links because they don't have them no more
XOIIO4 years ago
Nice instructable, I had no clue that they made bluetooth earbud adapters. I got a couple good projects to use those with.
EvanGelliuZ5 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.