Inspired by these two instructables, I get up my ass to make my first instructable by myself.
Ghetto Headphone "Amp"
Quick Easy Speaker Amp

See for yourself how good it is functioning in the video.

Does this sound familiar to you:
You are in a hotel or you stay anywhere else without a sounddock oder soundsystem for your portable mp3-player but want to listen to some music or an audiobook until you fall asleep? The Earbuds are to quiet for one or two people to listen to. And - believe me - you didn't want them in your ear all night long, at least of all not sharing them with another person.

I was sick of let the earbuds hang into an empty wineglass to amplify the signal. Not least because of the fact, I didn't got a wineglass everywhere I stay. So I remembered the old an not such fancy technique of the fluestertuete. Please be patient with my English and with this Instructable. It's my first one and I know it's not the trickiest of all on instructables.com but I read all these instructables and if there is only one of you, who find this useful, I am pleased.


What you need is one (mono) or two (stereo) sheets of paper. Probably you will find a sheet of paper everywhere - the bigger, the better but it should be in DIN A4 or letter at least.

Step 1: Get it. Roll it.

Get a sheet of paper (size does matter, but letter is okay.) You can use the hotels letter paper, a newspaper, foil, almost everything you can roll into a cone-form. And sure this is the next thing, you got to do. Roll the paper you got and make a cone out of it, maybe by putting your hand into the roll. You'll figure it out. The only thing important is that the hole on the smaller side has to be nearly the size of your earplugs.


jsut tried it and it doesnt work D:>
for a better quality rip the paper more shorter and it's amplified better too
 wow, it actually works! A+
 brilliant! just what i was looking for! tnks so mch !!!!=D
nice idea, I just made these and linked em to my laptop, sehr gut!
THANKS IT really a gr8 idea man
what about the watch :D
You said "without a soundsystem oder sounddock" and i just have to ask this question: do you speak german?
Yes, I do.
hey i made one of those two years back but had no time to paste them here
love it thanks now you could also I mean this is just a maby but it in a small box to make it look neat or would that affect the sound
I'll try it on weekend.
why would you want to cary one of those.
You don't want to. You can make them everywhere. That's the thing...
I see cool man.
but I still think it is cool.
i just tried it and its great!
<strong>genius.</strong> (:<br/>
sooo easy but sooo effective. I was amazed at how good the sound was when i made these. Great instructable!
wow... i feel stupid for not thinking of that. JOAN JETT FTW!
Its so simple, thanks great idea. I wonder if I made a larger funnel, say using a tin fabric it might be even louder?
Yes, it will get louder. But maybe the sound will also be a bit more metallike. Thanks for the comment.
I don't think it can get much tinnier ;)
It sure will. In fact, you'll have made a Victrola.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.victor-victrola.com/">http://www.victor-victrola.com/</a><br/><br/>PS: Whoa, very clever Instructable!<br/>
Thanks a lot to all of you. @daviddd: you can also use gift wrap paper ;)
Yeah, that would be a good idea now that i think of it. This instructable is favorited for me :)
Great idea. I like it because its really simple, and i reckon if you wanted to, you could colour it in and make it look better :P
Brilliant idea, very nice work and documentation. Favorited. :D
Thank you very much for this idea. it is simple yes, but how come we never thought of it... thanks again..
I've known this trick for a bit, so I wont comment on it, but I really like your English, like at the end instead of saying glue or tape this together, you said fuse, which made my day.

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