#3 How to Fix or Repair Headphones With Microphone / Bass Boost (iPhone)

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Introduction: #3 How to Fix or Repair Headphones With Microphone / Bass Boost (iPhone)

Do you have a pair of headphones that have a microphone, bass boost, or some other feature that typical headphones don't have? This video demonstrates how to replace the plug on headphones with these features. I used Iphone earbuds that I got with my Iphone for this video demo.

The plug you will need to purchase is a TRRS. I purchased mine at (just copy and paste the link):

http://www.showmecables.com/product/3-5mm-Plug-TRRS-Connector-Metal.aspx

Here is the order description:
Part Number: 945
Description: 4 CONDUCTOR 3.5 mm PLUG WITH METAL HOUSING

The part costs $4.15 + shipping and handling. (Price may vary)

If you have any questions feel free to comment below. GOOD LUCK!!!

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    24 Discussions

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    maya.m.mash
    maya.m.mash

    5 years ago on Introduction

    [http://mashtips.com/apple-headphone-on-android-or-windows/|Apple Headphone is Not Working On Android or Windows Phone ]

    apple-nokia-windows-headset-w.jpg

    can you tell that where will the green,red and the green-red wires be connected?

    can you tell that where will the green,red and the green-red wires be connected?

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    rcanning1
    rcanning1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a fool proof method to tell which color wire is attached to what segment of the post and which ones run to the mic specifically?

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    rcanning1
    rcanning1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Is there a fool proof method to tell which color wire is attached to what segment of the post and which ones run to the mic specifically?

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    sashfaq
    sashfaq

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hlw Rich...i really like this videos of urs...i searched alot on internet but i cudnt find how to fix an apple headphone jack attached to the headphone by its original jack itself...i wanted to show u a picture so u cud understand more easily...pls reply soon...

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    RichsMethods
    RichsMethods

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    You can send an image to: richsmethods@gmail.com

    Thanks for watching!

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    SauceBoss
    SauceBoss

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have been looking for awhile for at least ONE video showing how to (if even possible) convert USB headphones to a regular 3.5mm jack setup.... Can I please get some help with this?

    Thanks.

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    RockoBuzz
    RockoBuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    https://sites.google.com/site/claytons/amateur-radio/projects/electronics/convert-usb-headset-to-3-5mm-stereo

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    RichsMethods
    RichsMethods

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I'll look into it. I'm not totally sure how to do this yet.

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    SauceBoss
    SauceBoss

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    That would be awesome! Or if you found an alternative.

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    Wespin
    Wespin

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I tried this to fix my Klipsch S4i and I got the sound, mic, volume adjustment and the answer/pause botton all to work perfectly.
    However the red-green-white twisted cable should be seperated and only the white attached to the big bottom plate.
    The red and green cables that were twisted around the white should connect together with the copper to the ground on the connector sticking out to the side.
    I learned this by cutting apart and disecting the old plug and by connecting this way everything workes.

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    RockoBuzz
    RockoBuzz

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome! I followed this site http://www.kaibader.de/klipsch-s4i-repair-broken-earbud-headphones/ and the sound was just not right. It worked, but the bass, treble and stereo separation were all off a bit. Thanks again!

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    RichsMethods
    RichsMethods

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much for posting this!!! I was wondering where to place them so that the volume adjustment would work. -Rich

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    ositoe
    ositoe

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Would this method work with beats by dre? i have two pairs of Tours, one with mic and the other without

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    Shinobi911
    Shinobi911

    8 years ago on Introduction

    This is great! I have been trying to find a supplier for this 4 conductor plug!

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    msquick1
    msquick1

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I really appreciate you posting these videos (especially this one)! I love to be able to fix things and learn what different parts of things do. This particular video is indispensable to me because I couldn't simply replace mine:

    I have wired, behind the neck, stereo headphones with mic that I love for my phone, but had shorted right at the connector point. I have looked online and at every place that sells these types of things that I happen across and can only find the ear buds (they are too unstable) type. The bluetooth version is just not as reliable and not as stable for use when active!

    Thanks so much!!