Dieselpunk Headphones





Introduction: Dieselpunk Headphones

These are some probably war-time headphones, Omega "Typ 5T" brand, with Koss PortaPro speakers modded into them. I do have great respect for old stuff, so all the old parts were unharmed and put into bags respectively for left and right headphone. The only thing that were damaged were the portapros. The box only contained the headphones, and "Typ 5T" is the only text on the box other than "OMEGA".



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    It looks like there is some sort of foam padding on them. Did you add that or was it already there?

    I like those old headphones.

    Didn't you take pictures as you modded? You could have published a full instructable!

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    Yeah I thought about publishing a tad too late, sadly.
    However, I'm considering modding the cord too, in which case I would have to take it apart again. If I do I'll document it better.

    Also, doing it is pretty trivial, as these kind of headphones are almost encouraging you to mod them. Brief walkthrough for those interested:

    Unscrewed the headphone covers.
    Carefully removed guts.
    Trimmed the portapro headphones to fit inside.
    Cut the portapro wire close to the headphone.
    Stuck the wire through the hole in the headphone.
    Tied a small knot to secure the cable.
    Exposed the audio cables and burned off the insulation.
    Applied heatshrink tubing.
    Twisted the ends very well together.
    Shrunk heatshrink tubing.
    Closed up cover.
    Tested, success!