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Picture of From Speakers to Headphones
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I had an old pair of speakers from a computer that ran windows '98(just so you can tell how old) that I decided to make into headphones.
The headband is made from pieces of metal I found in a printer I dissasembled.
The piece from the headband to the speaker is from an erector set.
The erector set piece is attached to the speaker with a hose clamp.
The cover is made from pieces of cardboard I cut out and glued together.
The ear thing is made from an old t-shirt i rolled up.

Some computer speakers (powered speakers) in the $20 range are actually better quality than you might guess, when hooking them up to a stereo, or a guitar effects pedal or pre-amp. I've used an old set for a long time as a guitar practice amp, for playing very quietly in the house.

That's cool. Thanks for the ideas. I am thinking of making one with a headband (horizontal) for compression, and a vertical bow for weight support, made of computer speakers, and plastic lunch bowls (like those Gladware type little round bowls). I don't want them for high volume, but for effects.

BlackDeth3 years ago
I believe my Ghetto iPone (iPod and earphones) can top that, Took apart cpu monitor speakers and took apart a iPod replica (thats looks like an iPod but a third party compony) and removed the screen and wiring it to the speakers and makin it a pair of headphones/ghettoPod, tutorial will be posted.
Magnelectrostatic (author)  BlackDeth3 years ago
They sound pretty awesome, like wireless headphones...but not wireless...
Portable but built in Ipod headphones ;), also gonna work on a custom CD player hoodie wear the hood has the headphones wired to the CD player disassembled in the front pocket (yes protected with a lid) and so us Retro peoples can be in but out of style.
Boppo33 years ago
I really feel this deserves an instructable ... I need the specs for the headphones!!
Magnelectrostatic (author)  Boppo33 years ago
Sorry, but I don't think I'll be making that instructable any time soon, but basically I measured out a bunch of different cross sections of the speaker, traced the sections on to cardboard, and then cut them out and glued them. Everything else is shown in the slideshow.
Also, I don't know much about the specs, but I was able to find a picture (not mine) of the speakers (not ripped apart). http://www.flickr.com/photos/69112297@N00/460011527/
ilpug4 years ago
i love the simplicity and downright-ghetto-ness of this design. the slide show is well done too, i wouldnt even need steps to build it! how durable are these? they look slightly spindly.
Magnelectrostatic (author)  ilpug4 years ago
Thanks! And these are a little bendy right where the speakers attach to the head band, but I don't think they would break unless you tried to.
redefinition of ghetto-blasters eh?
Da Nugesta4 years ago
you must get good bass out of these! 3 inch mid-bass half an inch from ur ear!! :)
1234565 years ago
LOL
idrawupay5 years ago
cool idea & very creative. but won't this cut your battery life in half?
no its the same output from the ipod, mp3 player, zune, etc. so it wont drain it anymore than it normally would with ear buds.
Really Nice!
Da Nugesta5 years ago
great idea - well built. i had those drivers, WCTC 3W, but i blew them! xD
gmoon5 years ago
I got a chuckle out this. But I like it--it's massive overkill (hello hearing loss.) What's it weight? 2-4 lbs, maybe?
Magnelectrostatic (author)  gmoon5 years ago
1lb, 3oz.
Nice.