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How do I go about splicing a regular headphone jack into a pair of air line headphones? Answered

I'm pretty sure i could just cut and splice but will i mess up the right/left orientation on them?

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DELETED_GuardianFoxBest Answer (author)2009-07-26

To be lazy, some dollar/discount stores (at least in Canada) carry an airline-headset adapter. It's the kind of thing that gets manufactured in bulk, but with little demand... so it ends up in a junk store waiting for someone like you to come along and snag it. If I were changing jacks, I'd probably rewire the whole thing rather than splicing. Pop apart the headset. Use a soldering iron to remove the old wires. Steal a cable and jack from another pair of headphones, or make a new one with some 4-conductor cable and a jack. Solder the new wires in place. Reassemble.

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frollard (author)2009-07-26

take 3... I wrote 2 replies to this but they went to the abyss as the ibles server went down (just as I posted) long story short: Use a headphone splitter for a dollar from a dollar store or online - save the cords for if you ever want to use them single...

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Sandisk1duo (author)2009-07-26

if you mess up on the orientation, then you just have to switch two wires, not a big deal

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gmxx (author)2009-07-26

the two jacks on headphones are a jack for left and a jack for right channel sound. cut the cord, find the two wires out of four that are the same color, and tie them to gether - those should be your ground. the other two cables are the positive terminals for the left and right channels. check pinouts.ru for a headphone jack wiring guide

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lemonie (author)2009-07-26

You probably won't mess up the orientation, but if it sounds like you have you can just reverse them. They'll probably both be colour coded the same
Go for it.

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