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Headphones usually look quite boring and are very often black and made from plastic. Combined it looks cheap and the plastic doesn't give an inviting appearance.

To have a personal set of headphones that give a welcome feeling I decided to make my own earpieces to go with a set of headphones.

The project is relatively simple but does involve the the use of a lathe.

The materials needed are:

  • On-ear headphones
  • Piece of wood (Taxus)
  • 4 small screws
  • Finish (Linseed & Tung oil, Revol)

Tools needed:

  • Lathe
  • Sandpaper
  • Cotton cloth

Enjoy the project!

Step 1: Taking Apart the Headphones

To start the project, I took apart the original headphones. Usually no screws are used, the plastic just clips together. Using a small screwdriver the shells can be popped off, exposing the speaker.

<p>It turned out nice, I love it! Voted. :)</p><p><br>I agree, the wooden enclosures sounds better. I made a samller one and way better than before. </p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-earphones-housing-with-bone-cap/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-earphones-housing-with-bone-cap/</a></p><p>Good luck on the contest!</p>
<p>Beautiful workmanship, worlds better than the factory covers! </p>
<p>Beautiful! I love the color! </p>
<p>Very nice. And depending on the frequency response of the initial ear pieces, you could add in some fiberfill to enhance the bass tones. That would give it even more tonal qualities. I like it!</p>
<p>Interesting idea! <br>Unfortunately there's almost no space for fill in my current design. Good idea for a new pair though :)</p>
<p>Really Nice Job &amp; I am sure the sound quality is much better. I have a set of sennheiser I will try this with</p>
<p>Thank you! Indeed the sound is much better. I was pleasently surprise by the warm bass that comes out of the headphones (but it makes sense as the wood is a lot better at damping than a 1mm plastic shell)</p>
<p>Very nicely done &amp; I am sure the sound is much better</p>
<p>Awesome!</p>
<p>Those look swish, though with so much effort going into the shells of the speakers, it would be nice to see the padded strap be replaced / covered with some soft leather and the cord being sleeved (like so many paracord instructables), that would finish it off nicely.</p>
<p>Haha, Thank you! <br>I completely agree. In hindsight I would probably have bought a more expensive headphone. The sound quality is fine but the padded strap and fit of the earpieces is just cheap...</p>
<p>sorry, I've just seen that there is some sleeving on the cord already.</p>

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