A Quick Improvement to the Infamous Jackhammer Headphones

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Introduction: A Quick Improvement to the Infamous Jackhammer Headphones

About: I came here to hopefully one day create an awesome instructable...too bad i always make it, then take pictures...

First off. Thanks to TimAnderson for the great idea (https://www.instructables.com/id/E8UBD2SNKXEP2864W9/)

Well, let's see here. My Shure e2C headphones are broken (the right driver blew) so I took them to where I bought them originally (East Hamilton Radio, Ontario, Canada)to get them serviced. They will be about 2-3 weeks OH NO!

So i obviously listen to these things every day, and I can't stand my stock iPod headphones. And I don't feel like spending 10 bucks on a cheap in ear set. So I went to Princess Auto (also in Hamilton) and picked up some jackhammer earphones for 3.99. The original jackhammer headphones work fine, blocking out more noise than e2Cs, but I'd like to make them more dynamic and bass-heavy.

Things you'll need.

NO TOOLS! YAY!

--iPod phones, or any other mid quality earbuds
--standard over the head headphones, (airline phones are great)
*make sure they are the variety with a wire going in to each speaker*
--Jackhammer Headphones
--3.5 mm audio splitter
--Your portable audio device (eg. iPod)

Step 1: Make Some New Headphones!

Let's just start off slow with laying your parts out.

View the notes for each part.

Step 2: Put the Lamo Headphones Into the Jackhammer Cans

Just remove the foam insert and place the speaker that was removed from the headphones in the can. Then place the foam back over top. If they rattle around, try adding some more foam behind to firm things up.

Step 3: The Wiring Part

Put the audio splitter in to your 3.5 mm jack on your iPod. Then insert both the ipod chord, and the jackhammer chord.

Step 4: Finish Up

Put on your iPod headphones like normal...

Then put your jackhammer cans on overtop...

Twist the two chords together to make a nifty black and white chord.

Put on something good and relax. You now have bass-heavy noise canceling headphones to use until your shures get fixed! WOO!

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    41 Discussions

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You obviously haven't heard bass if you think apple earbuds have any bass at all.

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    pcgate
    pcgate

    9 years ago on Step 4

    Very good idea, they're not noise cancelling though, noise isolation yes.

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    LkArio
    LkArio

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I think it'd be better to use better drivers for the headphones. Ipod earbuds are kinda uncomfortable after a while.

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    12 years ago on Introduction

    blegh. stock earbuds. skullcandy is a good brand. $15 for the inked kind, and they sound great.

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    thefireguy22
    thefireguy22

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i agree i love skullcandy they have great sound quality and the headphones are nice fitting and comfortable

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    baneat
    baneat

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Unfortunately the ones my friend bought (Ink'd) broke within a week. Also, my Skullcandy HESH broke after a while of usage (the headband snapped, I didn't put innecessary force on it) They are all good at first, but are sadly less reliable than you'd want.

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I've had mine for about a year. they haven't given me any problems (other than the fact that I was really rough on them and the jack broke, but a spare pair of headphones and solder fixed that).

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    pandaboy292
    pandaboy292

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i got smokin ones. i got them at fye for $14. it was the ones with an mp3 and earbuds in it. the only thing i dont like is the volume control on them.

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I used to have those. I would always bump the volume and wonder where the sound went. :P

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    shveet
    shveet

    11 years ago on Step 1

    u live in Hamilton Ontario? nice.. were can i find the prince auto there >< gota grab my self a pair or two

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    Guy.Fawkes
    Guy.Fawkes

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I am guessing, from the photos, that "jackhammer headphones" are "hearing protectors."

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    baneat
    baneat

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah but with earphones in your ears at the time.

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    emergencydpt.com
    emergencydpt.com

    12 years ago on Step 4

    I'm not sure what you ended up with. Are there two speakers in each ear? WHAT??? I think your enginueity is great and probably much better than my spelling...ha ha. Good jobbbo...just don't go deaf. It sucks.

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    evy-wevy
    evy-wevy

    Reply 13 years ago

    AH MAN! that totaly sucks...i got nice aquatic sport wound while skim boarding in florida. Who new compacted sand could be like concrete? And not THAT kind of skimboarding, where you throw in and slide along the water..I mean the real WAVE kind -regards

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    joemonkey
    joemonkey

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i was knocked unconsious for an hour and i bled liuke crazy till we got to the ER

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    bluenightweasel
    bluenightweasel

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    ok that + the comment directly below = ROFLWAFFLES!!!!
    b4 i posted this it went something like this...

    i was knocked unconsious for an hour and i bled liuke crazy till we got to the ER

    >>Nifty!

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH
    k im done

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    sirbliss
    sirbliss

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You should have replied to the "nifty" comment, so that "nifty" would still be directly above "i was knocked unconsious for an hour and i bled liuke crazy till we got to the ER". now They aren't together anymore ={

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    joemonkey
    joemonkey

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    i have a scar almost exactly where you do! i got mine from being hit in the head with a nine-iron golf club!