How to create an helmet integrated audio system from a normal pair of headphones

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Do you ever wondered to listen your favourite music while shredding the pow or owning the snowpark?
Well, now you can! without spending $$ on expensive aftermarket audio systems.

All you need is
-a Snowboard helmet (the best are the ones that are already suitable with integrated audio systems like Burton RED series and ProTec helmets)
-A pair of old/new (you choose) headphones, preferably with 40mm speakers. I used a pair of Skullcandy Lowrider
- scotch tape

So let's start Dude/Girl , or whatever you are!!
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Step 1: Start by disassembling your headphones!!!

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Just start by removing everything you can, in my case just the soft parts that cover the ears. The point is to reach screws or everything that let you complete disassemble the headphones, since these parts are 99% covered by protections to prevent that.

Step 2: Separate the speakers from the frame

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Use the screwdriver to detach the speakers from the main frame of the headphones.

Step 3: Make the speakers more resistant

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Since the speakers don't have the cover no more, you need to make them more resistent in order to prevent damages from, for exemple, by pulling the wire accidentally.
To do that you can use scotch tape, glue or simply tie the wire around something stiff on the speaker.

Step 4: Make them more comfortable!!!

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Since you have to keep these on your ears while you ride, you need to make them as comfortable as possible. I suggest you so re-use the soft ear covers that you removed previously in order to do that. These, for exemple, have a double task, in fact they also protect the weldings from snow or accidental shock.

Step 5: Install the whole system on your helmet

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now it's time to accomodate the system inside your helmet, since there are so many models and brands i can't help you very much with this step. The only thing I can tell you is to accomodate wires in order to prevent them from pulling out the speakers and to prevent them from annoying you while riding.

Step 6: Put everything back in place

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re-assemble the helment (in case you disassembled it for install the speakers)
hungyhipo 22 years ago
Its called K2 built in audio
mojo132 years ago
I just did this, thanks for the 'ible!
the_kcar2 years ago
Me Gusta, indeed! And the instructable was clear, too. Well done!
bellbros1232 years ago
I made something like this but i put a volume rocker/control mid-wire so i could control volume, calls, and tracks... overall nice ible
Looks like u have +8000 views and not a single comment? Wowza, I really like the idea and design. Thanks for sharing!
Alessio.E.93 (author)  HardCoreHacker2 years ago
Thanks for your interest :)

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