Introduction: Convert EarPods to In-Ear Headphones With Remote and Mic for IPhone

You need:

  • Apple EarPods.
  • Headphones In-Ear that you prefer.
  • Soldering iron.
  • Glue.

P.S. sorry for my bad English. I'm studying it

Step 1: Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear + Apple EarPods

I used a EarPods Chinese clone (because I only need the control chip) bought from ebay ($3) and a Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbud Headphones HJT125 from amazon ($9.99) (You can change it for that you prefer).

Step 2: Open EarPods.

You just need to apply some pressure to remove the cover.

if necessary, use tweezers to apply a slight squeeze.

Step 3: Open In-Ear Headphones.

Same previous step.

Step 4: Desoldering Headphones.

Check and remember the polarity of headphone before desolder.

The cable copper color is ground (-) and otter colors are L R signals (+).

Desolder without put long time the soldering iron, excessive heat could damage copper.

After desolder remove knots and pull cable.

Step 5: Soldering.

Take the in-ear headphones and reassemble it with the EarPods cable.

Step 6: Ending

Remake the knots and add some glue to close the headphones.

Step 7: Enjoy.

Final specifications:

  • Frequency Response (Hz-kHz) 10-24
  • Driver Unit (mm) φ9
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW) 97
  • Impedance (Ω)/1kHz 16
  • Max input (mW) 200
  • Mic with volume buttons and a multi-function button.