Introduction: Sony Headphones Mic Upgrade
I love my sony headphones, they sound great and are very comfortable for a longer period of time.
Having a mic built-in is great as I dont have to switch headphones neither do I have to unplug my headphone from the phone to talk on the calls.
The only thing I wished for was if the mic had a rigid stem so that I wont have to hold it when I spoke.
I had a study table lamp which had a Gooseneck, the lamp wasn't working anymore because of the fried electronics. Gooseneck are pipes which can be bend 360 degree up-to a certain limit. They are hollow which makes them perfect for lamps as you can pass wire through them which makes the built clean.
Step 1: FIle
Download the following file and print it at .2 layer height. no supports needed.
Gooseneck diameter = 6mm in the stl file.
Step 2: Modelling
So I recovered the gooseneck from the lamp and modelled a holder of the mic on fusion 360 according to the dimensions I took from the mic and printed it out on my anet a8 in black PLA.
The printed cover slides on the mic and snaps on the gooseneck's end.
Step 3: Installation
To pass the wire through the gooseneck you will have to remove the padding by unscrewing 2 screws which are accessible if you lift the padding cover just enough.
If you stretch the cover from one side to remove, you will loosen up padding cover. I found its harder to re-apply the padding cover on the case as one puts balloon on faucet, so these 2 screws helps a lot.
Step 4: Soldering
- Once you have opened the speaker which has the mic connected to it, you will have to desolder the speaker wire, click a picture of the wire connection so that you dont mess it up.
- Drill a hole, a bit smaller than the diameter of the gooseneck you have in the bottom of the speaker cover.
- Pass the wire through the hole and the gooseneck and solder the wires for the last time.
- Tie a knot a the end so the wire doesn't stresses out the solder connection.
- Apply some epoxy(from the inside) on the gooseneck so it wont come lose.
Step 5: Re-Assembling
Check if the speaker and mic is working by recording a sound on your phone and playing it back.
If everything is working fine, pack the speaker and you are done.
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