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Is there any way for me to make my own ear buds I am kinda strapped for cash? Answered

 

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acidbass (author)2010-04-01

 yeah methinks the same way

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orksecurity (author)2010-03-22

Basic earbuds are pretty darned universally available for lunch money, and are a LOT easier to buy than build.

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acidbass (author)orksecurity2010-03-22

 well of course but all of mine blow up on me all the time and i need a durable pair

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orksecurity (author)acidbass2010-03-26

If they're blowing up, you're running them MUCH too hot and are damaging your hearing. I don't expect to be able to talk you out of this, but you *will* regret it.

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acidbass (author)orksecurity2010-03-29

 not BLOWING up but more or less crapping out on me

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orksecurity (author)acidbass2010-03-29

If they're dying rapidly and frequently, you're either getting excessively cheap units or you're abusing them. Either should be correctable.

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acidbass (author)orksecurity2010-03-29

 the normal life for my earphones is about 6 to 9 months but i use them for my band gigs and stuff like that too

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jeff-o (author)2010-03-23

Dollar stores will have ear buds.  There's no way you can make your own for $1!

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acidbass (author)jeff-o2010-03-23

 i never said i wanted to make my own for a dollar I live in a small town that does not have a dollar store and I just wanted to see if I could make some really good durable ones for a realativley good price

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jeff-o (author)acidbass2010-03-23

Oh!  Well in that case you may want to wait until you can find some on sale somewhere, then reinforce them using this method.  Maybe the next time you're in a larger city you can get everything you need.

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acidbass (author)2010-03-23

 indeed thank you BTW your attitude was ok i did not find it offensive

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zascecs (author)acidbass2010-03-22

 Oh, whoops, sorry, I was thinking about earplugs...

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lemonie (author)zascecs2010-03-22

No, stereo-headphones bits of rubber.

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Burf (author)2010-03-22

You can get a cheap set of ear buds for a dollar or so at any Dollar store. If you have a damaged pair, crack open both pair and transplant the good bits into the cheapies. Or, just use the $1 pair until you are in a position to get a good set.

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acidbass (author)Burf2010-03-22

 oh yeah i never thought of that the only prob is that i really suck with electronics 

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Burf (author)acidbass2010-03-22

It doesn't require any knowledge of electronics, other than maybe a bit of soldering.  Otherwise, just a dab of glue to hold it all together when you put it back together.

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