Introduction: Create the Ultimate Noise Cancelling Earphones
Today I am going to show everybody how to create earphones that maximize noise cancellation, plus its very simple. Double the fun!
Basically we're going to put together foam ear plugs, which is basically the most noise cancellation you can hope for unless you live on the moon or enter a vacuum chamber to listen to music. LETS GO!
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
-Foam ear plugs
-Extra earcap thingies that should come with your in-ear headphones
-Superglue (I hate this stuff)
Step 2: Cuttin' the HOle
This can be up to you as to how you want to create a hole. Well maybe it would be better to call it a tunnel.
I used a cylindrical filer to create this tunnel. Then I also used sharp-tipped scissors to make a bigger hole. Take a filer of some sort and try to clear out the hole a bit. I believe this is the hardest part of this instructable.
Step 3: Cut the Earpieces
Yes, you're going to have to sacrifice one of your earpieces to arrive at a more glorious earpiece. Most in-ear headphones, if not all, should come with different sized earpieces and its likely that you're not going to use the other sizes, so just cut it up!
Basically you want to remove the outer bulb of the earpiece and keep only the piece that keeps your earpiece attached to the headphone. We only need this because it will be the thing that holds our ear foam plug and the headphones together
All we want is that itsy bitsy tube thingy
Step 4: GAHH Superglue
I really hate this stuff
Anyways, we want to apply the superglue to the cut up earpiece. Look:
So apply the superglue to the outer silicon earpiece and not the headphones themselves. Dont actually apply the superglue before looking at the next step.
Step 5: Attaching the 2
Now before you put the headphones into the ear plugs, stretch out the hole of the ear plug so you have more room no get the headphones into the ear plugs.
It should look a little something like that. it looks so cuteee...
Step 6: DONE
You are done! In case you dont know how ear plugs work, you roll them up to make them a very small size, and before they start getting bigger, shove them into your ear. Wait for the plugs to grow in size and you have these wonderful sound canceling headphones.
They really do cancel sound out very efficiently and they look sexy.