Introduction: Make Your Own Invisible Earphones (including Step by Step Video)

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The video step by step tutorial

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How to use this invisible earphones?
        First you need to put a tiny magnet in one of  your ears or put two in both of  your ears. Then you need to wear a coil necklace which is connected with an amplifier. Next connect your mp3 player to the amplifier.  Cover the coil necklace and the amplifier properly with your clothes.Turn it on. Now you can enjoy music without being noticed by other people. You can use another small magnet to get it out.  This sort of Invisible headphones is sold on ebay.

(Warning : Don't put the magnet deeply in your ear. Although there is no medical proof that says magnets will cause trouble to your ear , it's better not to use this device for a long time. Magnetic fields can disrupt the operation of some internal medical devices such as pacemakers.Neodymium magnets are made with special powders and coatings, so they are very fragile. They are often plated with a metal such as nickel. The magnets can fracture at temperatures over 150 °C, or under impact as a result of their own acceleration. When this happens, in some cases the magnets may break apart so suddenly that flying pieces can cause injury.
Make sure that there are no magnets around you, when you use this device. These magnets can move with surprising force when exposed to another magnet or magnetic field.

If you don't know what you can do with this device. please watch this video. (Just for Fun

Step 1: How Invisible Earphones Work

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As you know, in a normal speaker. The magnet stays still.  The coil vibrates producing sound. Unlike the normal speaker, when this device is working , the coil necklace which is around your neck stays still.  The magnet vibrates in your ear producing sound. 

Step 2: Find the Proper Magnet for Your Project

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I' ve tested magnets of different sizes. And I might find the best size for this project. You can buy this sort of magnets on ebay by searching the key word "  Neodymium magnet" .  Actually, there is a resonance frequency.  The bigger the magnet is, the lower resonance frequency you'll get. 

Step 3: How to Make the Coil Necklace Part.1

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What you will need: 1. cardboard
                                     2.enamelled wire  ( Length=50meters  Diameter=0.25millimeter )           

Enamelled wire is a kind copper wire which is coated with Polyurethane. I use a cardboard to wind the coil necklace. Make sure the diameter of  this coil necklace is larger than the diameter of your head.  The resistance of  the coil I made is about 23ohm.

Step 4: How to Make the Coil Necklace Part.2

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Cover the coil necklace with tape to protect it.   In order to connect the wire to the amplifier., you need to solder on the tip of  the wire. So  you need to use a knife to get rid of the plastic layer on the tip of the wire. 

Step 5: The Amplifier

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The LM386 is the power amplifier.  The power supply consists of two 9 volts battery. Actually , there are there types of LM386. According to the datasheet, only LM386-4 can work with 18 volts power supply.  I find out that LM386-1 can also work for at least 10 minutes  with 18 volts power supply. But I am not sure how long it will work. 

Component List :
            Capacitors  220uF      X 1
                                  10uF        X 1
                                  100nF      X 1
                                  47nF         X 1
            resistors     10 ohm    X 1
                                  1k ohm    X 1
           LM386                            X 1
           9 volts battery                X 2

Step 6: Final Assembly

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Put the tiny magnet in one of  your ear. Connect the coil necklace to the amplifier .  Put on the coil necklace.  Turn it on.

If  you succeed in making this device , you can send me a e-mail with the picture of your work. I'll put the picture at the end of  this tutorial. 


Spikin66 (author)2012-03-11

I have made it and it work very well thantks to you ! i have the LM386-1 and only 3 accus of 1,5V !! i have put the tiny magnet in plasticine.

ael alami (author)Spikin662014-04-10

please can you help to make coil necklace how mich turn i need for the best result

Cvija123 (author)ael alami2015-05-28

do you have ohm meter?

Spikin66 (author)ael alami2014-04-13

i didnt remenber very well but i think 60 meters of 0,28mm varnish copper wire , dt forget to take off the varnish before soldering

Frank_GuYun (author)2012-02-29

Well, this is not my original idea. I saw pictures of this sort device on ebay. Then I made a prototype. And it works. You can search the keyword
Invisible headphones or invisible earphone on ebay. There are two types of invisible headphones. I made the cheaper version which use a magnet as the
in-ear piece.

naitik99 (author)2017-12-11

Hi . How did you determine the resistance and number of turns for the coil?

kamal.bkb12 (author)2017-11-05

whats the difference between LR386 and PAM8403 amplifier. Can I use it alternative of LR386.

fightamin (author)2015-07-02

I wonder if you could create a tooth cap for the magnet so it'd vibrate through your jaw and you'd hear it that way.

Antikythera (author)fightamin2017-04-19

I bit one and it worked. Mines from ebay, the volume is quality of sound is poor in the ear.

Ludde94 made it! (author)2016-05-28

This is my new amplifier. Went back to just a single 9v battery and 50 laps on the coil. Works like a charm! Great project!

ath98 (author)Ludde942016-11-17

what size magnet did u use

Oldbrickmann (author)Ludde942016-07-06

Hi man what up. willl you please help me add to it a Mic so you can use it with a phone instead§ it'll be so appreciated

PrinceM35 (author)2016-09-07

hey the bigger the magnet the bigger the sound?

Ludde94 made it! (author)2016-05-24

Awesome project! Even though one of the capacitors get very hot. Probably need to make a new coil necklace because the current one is only about 15 meters long. Still, I can hear quite clearly with the 6 mm magnet and the coil around my neck!

Thanks again for the awesome project!

Oldbrickmann (author)Ludde942016-07-06

Hi man what up. willl you please help me add to it a Mic so you can use it with a phone instead§ it'll be so appreciated

Oldbrickmann (author)2016-06-12

Hi Frank. Is there a way to add a Mic to it. In order to use it on a phone and not an MP3. Nothing illegal about that lol cuz it's for 10$ on eBay.

Alaa syr (author)2015-06-24

Please you can hep me my invisible head phone is didnt worked ??
What the problem ?
(i am sorry for english iam syrian )

Alaa syr (author)Alaa syr2015-06-24


ILyesB1 (author)Alaa syr2016-05-12

it's a mess out there dude,, and there is a possibility that u have shorted ur IC..

armaanrimon (author)Alaa syr2015-10-05

hi,,,,brother can u tell me,,all that name of parts u used here,,,,,thanks in advnc

NaveenT13 (author)2016-04-30

My device is not working ??? I connect points 2 and 4 and and put all negative point on 4 .

ILyesB1 (author)NaveenT132016-05-12

you can isolate pin 2 just for the "negative/ground" input, and don't connect it to other ground connectors ;)

StojceS (author)2016-03-11

I have heard that someone doing the same but thоse headphones run on a one battery only (9v)

do you have an idea, or just a scheme for this type

Thrialan (author)2016-03-08

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Gurkengewuerz (author)2016-01-30

I made it! I used abot 60 meters of 0.25 Coil, but i must say it is very quit. If you gold your finger on the magnet, u can hear it "clearly" and louder. All in all it was very easy.

bquwar (author)2016-01-24

can i put the coil around the waist? and is there a minimum # of turns for the coil ? thanks in advance

bquwar (author)2016-01-24

can i put the coil around the waist? and is there a minimum # of turns for the coil ? thanks in advance

AnuragS50 (author)2016-01-02

Hey i using LM386 1 what happens after 10 minutes? You said it would work for 10 mins..

HarshitS17 made it! (author)2015-12-29

I made it and kept those tiny magnets in the earphone buds...

PerryA6 (author)HarshitS172015-12-31

HarshitS17 can u help make on for me? I urgently need one.

armaanrimon (author)2015-10-05

plz,,help,,,,,can someone tell me all parts name used here,,,,,,plz,,,,,,

Blue310 (author)2015-09-28

Youre so genius! Thanks for share your own work

John BertP (author)2015-09-11

Can i use it when raining because i am scared that i will hit by the lightning

lafvin (author)2015-08-09

are these magnetic coils?

Alexcarril (author)2015-06-17

Were is conectede the bateries an the jack????please help me

Alexcarril (author)Alexcarril2015-06-17

I need it for today

Objectio (author)2015-06-15

hey can anyone show me what i need for the amplifier ?! please .

Cvija123 (author)2015-05-26

Coil better work when you have coil resistion 8 Ohm because output impedanse (resistin) of amplifier is 8ohm, you can calculate how long you need wire, and with amplifier better use 2x9v battery, because gain is better, sorry for bad eng, i am from Serbia :D

bostroglav (author)Cvija1232015-05-28

brat moj!

Cvija123 (author)bostroglav2015-05-28

hahaha :D

odelgado3 (author)2015-05-08

amazing, only that each one need a little more ergonomy

za3foor (author)2015-04-27

I have a problem that 2 battery of 9 volts have just half our of duration work. If you have another schematic for a circuit that lasts for two hours please share it
I need this device for two hours, exam time!

Vipul_p (author)2014-12-23

How to connect the coil to the amplifier?... Whr should it be soldered on the coil?

neo09 (author)Vipul_p2015-04-16

at the speaker input pins

neo09 (author)2015-04-16

what type of modifications are needed to long last battery backup.?
I want to use it for couple of hours

dr.selimii (author)2014-09-14

Can someone make the Project on the Fritzing Please it will be very helpful :)

ramin__ (author)dr.selimii2015-04-04

it's basically this one: . not exact the same circuit but anyways an amplifier with switch and poti to control the output

endoacusticam (author)2015-02-24

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uttam7601 (author)2015-02-16

How to connect (whatbto connect where) all wires batteries 3.5mm jack or any thing else in a purchased LM386

paulskie.woobenskie (author)2014-11-20

what is the # of the wire ?

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