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Headphone jack for your Turtle Beach Wireless headsets

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Ever wish two people could listen to your wireless headset without disturbing others in the room?

Ever wish you could just put the headset on the couch and listen on a lightweight pair of earbuds?

Well now you can!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

Soldering skillzzz (micro tip preferred, but I used a regular tip and a steady hand)
1 surface mounting 1/8" stereo female jack (pictured)
3 thin flexible wires
Micro philips head screwdrivers
Drill and bits the size of your stereo jack
OPTIONAL: Hot glue gun

But most importantly...
The testicular fortitude to start hacking at your expensive wireless headphones

Step 2: Open up the headset

1. On the LEFT SIDE (the side with the microphone) of the headset, remove the earpad by pinching the flexible black band and pulling it out until the inside edge is visible.

2. Once the inside edge is exposed, follow it around the edge of the earpiece until the whole pad comes off.

NOTE: Two of the images in this step are from a different instructable, and show the right side being removed, this is wrong, for this we are removing the LEFT ear pad.

3. With the plastic speaker cover exposed, remove the three philips screws and the plate will come off.

CAUTION! There are wires attached to this plate you are removing! BE CAREFUL! There should be enough slack, but don't let it fall loose and dangle after those screws are off!
I don't.... Why?
0Troy (author)  KemikalzAreFun1 year ago
You should... Why not?
There's a chance the headset could get skrewed up... Then that's over 100 bucks down the drain for me...:/
0Troy (author)  KemikalzAreFun1 year ago
To hack, or not to hack? THAT is the question!

I love knowing that I own my hardware, and that I'm not constrained by the three-sizes-fit-all products the manufacturers' spit out.

You can't call turtle beach and make them add this feature, nor can you find any aftermarket "off the shelf" product that adds this feature. So it's up to you.

I really hate when manufacturers refuse to add or intentionally withhold features because they want to charge more for that feature in another model, or because they don't think it looks pretty, or they just don't think it's worth the trouble. You can see this in android phone rooting. The provider intentionally limits functionality of your phone, and hacking it returns that functionality to you, the actual owner of the device.

There risk involved in all hacking, but if you're willing to take it, it can be very rewarding to know that you truly own what belongs to you. Inside and out.