Introduction: Forget Wires - Jack Hammer Mp3

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This Headphone include Mp3 player, forget wires and you can use the headphone for others players or source audio because has a jack for Plug 3.5 mm stereo

Step 1: Ears Protector and Paint

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Hi, are anothers instructables friends how make Jakhammer headphone and headphone with mp3, i think have 2 in one with aditional feature a Jack female for 2.5 mm stereo in audio with this you can buy anothers extensions plug to plug for others application and reuse this headphones.

First buy a ears protector:

(im from Chiapas, Mexico and here the cost are around $6 dlls.)

Paint in black mate

Step 2: Circuit

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The key in this step is connect a reuse headphone (i have a broken Sony headphone), follow the schematic circuit.

Step 3: Make Holes and Connections

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Make hole for put Jack, and for wire shield who connected Left speaker:

Step 4: Velcro

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Put on velcro, side Right and the back on mp3 player

Step 5: Short Plug Extension

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Make or buy a short plug 3.5 mm stereo:

Step 6: All Together

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Ok, here the best part, put all together, the mp3 player, the speakers and plug extension:

(The mp3 is a cheap brand 128 Mb* and sound great)


*(Oops, this mp3 really have 256 mb)


ilpug (author)2010-11-17

heres my preliminary version, using remington ear protectors, a coby 1 gig mp3 player, and 5$ headphones from Rite Aid. The sound quality is excellent. My first attempt looks like crap though, so im going to make a new version.

EvanGelliuZ (author)2010-07-02

This has been of great help. I was looking for a way to make my JVC HARX700 wireless; now mixing this tutorial with a few Ideas that I have will make my dream come true ;) Thanx man ;)

llaven (author)EvanGelliuZ2010-07-10

Thanks for comment, if you make one please share you project. Greetings

EvanGelliuZ (author)2010-07-09

Hello, I have a question.... where did u get the wire to connect both speakers ??? did u buy it or did u make it ??? can u post where did u get it or where did u buy the things that u used to make it ???? Thanks... Hola, tengo una pregunta... dond conseguiste el cable para conectar los dos auriculares??? lo compraste o lo hiciste ??? podrias postear donde lo conseguiste o donde compraste las cosas que usaste para hacerlo ??? Gracias...

llaven (author)EvanGelliuZ2010-07-10

Hi, the coaxial audio wire(Stereo) and plug 3.5mm connectors buy in electronic shop. The wire have 2 plastic colors red (right audio) and white (left audio) and the common wire shield. Hola los cables y los conectores los compré en una tienda de electrónica, el cable se le conoce como coaxial de audio y es estereo ya que tiene 3 cables en su interior uno con cubierta roja, blanca y el común que es el blindaje. Gracias por tu comentario

phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)2008-10-27

que onda carnal ta chido el instructable, voy a hacer esto de ponerle un jack para conectar el cable con mis audifonos pq en 3 semanas e tenido que cambiar 5 veces el cable. namas una preguntota si es stereo vdd? hey dude great instructable!. im gonna do this of adding a jack so i can change the cable easily. cause my headphone's cable has breaked off like 5 times in 3 weeks. i just got a question, the soud is still stereo? cause i'm a little paranoic bout my audio (yeah im an audiophile)

llaven (author)phant0m_sp00f3ra2008-10-27

que tal, así es el plug y cable (3 cablecitos) debe ser stereo para conectar tu bocina izquierda y derecha. Thats right, plug and shield wire (3 little wires) have stereo for left and right speaker.

mrjubjub (author)2008-06-28

this would be awkard with a psp on your head O__O

santy22 (author)mrjubjub2008-10-07

yeah, people trying to play games beside your ear.... not cool

yeagerxp (author)2008-07-25

I guess necessity is mother of invention, and we all seem to think a like, a few years back, when i was unemployed, i needed something to listen to music and block outside noise, i modified a set of construction noise blockers, I added a pair of earbuds, your idea is better, i will modify mine so that the wire can be disconnected

AzurusNova (author)2008-01-15

Why is it when I have an idea for something like this, I find it up somewhere months later?

quasimod (author)AzurusNova2008-01-17

Because you don't DO anything about it. Next time you have an idea, DO something!

ultrauber (author)quasimod2008-06-14

I think it was a rhetorical question.

AzurusNova (author)quasimod2008-01-17

There's a thing called time and money and are quite vital to accomplishing something like this. So before you start poking me with a stick to do something, ask questions first. Now back off.

Yerboogieman (author)AzurusNova2008-02-09

just post it anyway but add something that makes it unique like LED's even though someone posted something just like it

llaven (author)AzurusNova2008-01-18

AzurusNova, thanks for share your comment, when i dont have money (i was student) bought a notebook then put my ideas, draw, conceptual maps, text, and others i think you made this because the most important is the idea. is a great idea for share this draw for example. Now i have a little money (im working a lot) but no have time :-( , the key is make or made the ideas happen and share with friends. (sorry for my awful english)

quasimod (author)llaven2008-01-23

No need to apologize for your English, llaven. You speak English much better than I speak your language. Whatever that is.

ryemonkey (author)AzurusNova2008-01-19

Why would you ask a question like that in the first place? Quasimod gave you the only possible answer. He did not poke you with a stick, he gave you an answer to a question, don't ask questions you know the answer to if you don't like the answer.

quasimod (author)ryemonkey2008-01-23

I guess I forgot the smiley. Here ya go... :) Also notice my very next post, "By the way, Pot, meet Kettle". That is a reference to an old saying you may not be familiar with, but it basically means that I don't have any right to give you a hard time about something that I am also guilty of doing. Sort of a wry, tongue-in-cheek admission. llaven has a really good, constructive comment for you, also. He's a smart guy.

quasimod (author)quasimod2008-01-17

By the way, Pot, meet Kettle.

llaven (author)2008-06-07

:-D Thanks for the intuativeible words!!

d1ndian (author)2008-02-14

nice..........and easy....well done......

Gonazar (author)2008-02-10

Wouldn't this make it easier to steal off your head?

Lutoman (author)2008-01-22

Good Job but check this website out:

I have been using this self contained mp3 player for 2 years now, it is great...Wish it had a radio and updated features but by far the Best mp3 player for the money and convenience.

technodude92 (author)2008-01-18

love the finished product. they look very clean and profesional. (+)

llaven (author)technodude922008-01-18

Thanks for comment, the patience and care with details i think is the first tool for D.I.Y. I spend a day (saturday) for painting and dry, and other day for wiring and take photos for share on i made this project with regular visit of family and friends "What are you doing?!!" is a good way to spend a weekend. Forget troubles work, turn off the TV (and a computer for a while :-) ), and make things with your own hands!!

copycat-42 (author)2008-01-18

You could put a double A battery box and a couple of rechargeable batteries in the other side , and extend the play time of the mp3 player. Wonderful project.

llaven (author)copycat-422008-01-18

Good idea, maybe inside in the Right side, with another short wire and conectors!!

soccercheese33 (author)2008-01-17

this is way cool especially w/the paint but you said it was a 128 mb when on the picture it says it is a 256 mb that ain't right

llaven (author)soccercheese332008-01-18

Thanks for you comment, the Mp3 have 256 Mb.

JamesRPatrick (author)2008-01-16

Damn. Just today I was thinking of something like this. Except it was just for one ear and the player was inside.

Brennn10 (author)2008-01-15

Where does the S wire come from?

llaven (author)Brennn102008-01-15

Hi Brennn10, S wire means Shield and come from Ground, Common or Negative wire from audio source to negative headphone speakers. In mostly source of audio like tapes, mp3 players, Radios, Tv, etc. this wire is the ground or negative for Left and Right Headphone speakers.

Brennn10 (author)llaven2008-01-15

So, how would I connect it to the jack? Because, most speakers have two leads, so do I just connect one of the speaker leads to the proper jack leads? Thanks for the quick response.

llaven (author)Brennn102008-01-15

ok, are two conectors JACK (female of plug) and PLUG those share the same connection from NEGATIVE speaker ( - Right and - Left) these connect to S jack. Then in the plug continue the connection Through the Shield terminal (when insert are mechanical connection) to the Shield, Ground, Negative or Common mp3 player, tape, discman, etc. Follow the connection in the Electrical circuit.

Brennn10 (author)llaven2008-01-15

Ohh, I understand now. Thank you so much.

llaven (author)Brennn102008-01-15

A mean the negative ( - ) lead from you speaker left, and right are the same these two union with the Shield part of jack and these goes the path to plug and source.

phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)2008-01-15

jaja a güevo!! no stmaos solos aqui VIVA MEXICA CA...Rnales

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-15

Very awesome! This is simply amazing, I might do this, looks like quite a bit of work, but it will be worth it, great job! (added to favorites)

dpocius (author)2008-01-15

Very cool! I did basically the same thing with my iPod shuffle and a pair of Sennheiser headphones. The Sennheisers have a cord that plugs in to the left earcup. I simply made a shorter (12") cord and attached the Shuffle to the headphone headband with a Velcro strap, with the Shuffle inside a slip case that has a loop for a strap. The Shuffle is light enough so that the added weight is negligible. And, the gen 1 Shuffle is generally recognized as having the best overall sound fidelity of all the iPods.

}{itch (author)2008-01-15

Thats really cool. The mat black finish on the headphones looks good, is it just spray paint?

llaven (author)}{itch2008-01-15

yep, spray paint twice, first dry for a 20 minutes. Carefully with distance between spray and headphone because the paint make ugly drops in surface, try 50 cms of distance

Wolfpack871 (author)2008-01-15

This is awesome, the next step would be integrate mp3 player inside headphones and offer a 2 way switch picking external input and the player. Good work! +uno

Brennn10 (author)2008-01-15

This is great. The circuit drawing is just fantastic. I plan on doing this soon. Nice work!

oakironworker (author)2008-01-14

Loving it thanks

acaz93 (author)2008-01-14

Un Hack muy util Ya que anade mucha verstilidad +1 es bueno seguir viendo mexicanos logeandose

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