This Instructable will teach you how to make noise-canceling headphones that do a better job than even the most expensive brands, at a small fraction of the price.
I just moved in to a new apartment for the beginning of this school year. I like my apartment a lot; it is very modern, it is big, I think it is fairly defensible in case of a zombie apocalypse, but there is one problem: there is always a lot of noise. Between the TV being on all the time with high volume, and people constantly chatting, and sounds from the kitchen, and noisy neighbors, it can be difficult to get some peace and quiet.
So, in the interest of being able to listen to music, relax, and, of course, do homework, I started shopping for noise-canceling headphones. Unfortunately, noise-canceling headphones can be quite expensive, especially high quality ones. Brands like Bose, Sony, Audio-Technica, and Sennheiser can cost in the neighborhood of $300. Since I don't have that kind of money to spend on headphones, I decided to make my own.
This Instructable will show you how to make headphones that block just as much noise as those high-end brands I just mentioned but cost less than $35. Plus, the process is really easy. Let's get started.
Step 1: Parts
General Parts List
You will only need two things for this Instructable:
- A pair of headphones
- A pair of hearing protection earmuffs
Specific Parts used in this Instructable
In case you are interested in getting the exact parts I use in this Instructable (it might make following the Instructable a bit easier), here they are: