Introduction: How to Modify Headphones - Cut Size by 80%

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 Do your earbuds fall out constantly? Do you love the sound of headphones better? Have you ever wanted the quality and stability of headphones, and the smallness of earbuds in one? Well, this is the project for you! This photo tutorial will depict how to remove the Behind-The-Head bar and give you the size you want - with NO quality reduction!

  You will need:

  Headphones with a wire running to both halves - NOT the kind with just one wire

  A jeweler's screwdriver that fits your screws - If your headphones don't have screws, exchange the screwdriver for a hacksaw

 That's it. First, how to remove the bar with screws.
Find the size jeweler's screwdriver that fits the screws in the headphones, and remove them. Pull each 'phone out of the bar, so that the headphones are now in three pieces. Discard the bar and screws and you're finished! Enjoy your new Head-Buds - or is it Ear-Phones? You decide.

 I'll try to explain how to remove the bar from headphones without screws as best I can.
Measure how far out you need to cut the bar. Place the headphones around your head, and pinch with your fingers the spot where the bar stops touching your ear. While still holding the spot, remove the 'phones from your head and cut the bar at that spot. Repeat on the other side.  Be sure to clean any plastic shavings that you may have produced and discard the bar. You're finished! Enjoy your new Head-Buds - or is it Ear-Phones? You decide.
  Win Guy


lemonie (author)2011-04-30

You don't need to put things together just to enter every competition available.
Do something really well and enter it into one competition that it really belongs in.


Win Guy (author)lemonie2011-04-30

Good tip, Thanks! I'll do that this coming contest wave. (I really want a 3D printer, though!) Win Guy

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