I have this headphones and one side is bigger than the other dose any one no why
Question by robertjames 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
About five minutes ago one of my friends brother told me my friend was annoying him by playing his electric guitar at 7:30PM as loud as he can so it got me to thinking, to make headphones that work on a guitar it couldn't be as simple a swapping the jack right? if i made the cassete player amp instructable and just plugged normal headphones into that, the headphones would work so only the guitar player could hear it right? my music teacher told me that plugging headphones into an amp was a bad idea for some reason so im just using that to try and make headphones for an amp another way
Topic by craig3 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
How are headphones/earbuds powered? Is power sent through the audio port? If so, how many volts go through? This question how always wondered me. Because earbuds are basically mini speakers and speakers require power, so shouldn't headphones need at least a little power?
Topic by BrianKT 11 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Im in need of help. My friend has a bass guitar but no amp. And instead of buying one he asked me to figure out a way to let him just plug in his headphones. After glancing around at all the instructables for portable guitar amps I hadnt seen one for just plugging in headphones. SO, I'm asking here in hopes of someone else knowing where an instructable is for this, because I can't find one.
Topic by Robo51 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Does anybody know if I can get wireless headphones with multiple headphones receiving a signal at the same time from one transmitter? I DID google it, but I only got one useful source, and I figured you... smart... people (cough) would give me some clearer and more focused info
Topic by Ananand 10 years ago
My daughter runs a Pre-school and uses a small cd stereo setup. The output is a pair of mono jacks (R/L) for speakers. I am looking to build a distribution box for up to 6 headphones. Thinking of one input (from the speaker jacks using a 2 to 1 plug) The headphones are mono 1/4 so those jacks are readily available. I do not know what the output is of the stereo system is but I doubt it is much over 5 watts (if that). Will I need some sort of amplifier? any thoughts on switches/switching jacks if not all are being used. Thanks for listening. guitar 52
Topic by guitar 52 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I have a pair of headphones as seen by the freaky looking girl below (I got it off the site, that sure as hell ain't me). These are exactly the same model as what's in the link, but theres a couple things I wanna do to better suite me. First off, I think these are intended for kids? They don't sit on my head normally because the head strap is a little short (any ideas?) but they sit with the headband hanging off the back of my head just as good.They may seem fairly "crappy" and the speakers they included with them are shitty, just normal headphone speakers, maybe a little larger than average but nothing special. I wanted to up-grade the speakers with something maybe a little bigger (the ones in here sound pretty okay tho). I tried to see if these small surround sound speakers I had would fit, and the magnet is about 1cm too deep so that's out of the question unless I want to remove a whole lotta plastic with my dremel.So I had a second idea, what about using pager/cell phone motors (would ps2 controller motors work? I have lots of those) and either having them receive the signal directly which I'm sure wouldn't do much unless it was a small pager motor with a small voltage requirement. But, what about a simple circuit, kind of like this mod which uses the sound output of a PSP to drive a circuit that uses "seperate" voltage (ie battery pack) to drive the motor to the sound.My general idea is to have a pair of headphones that feel like you have a giant subwoofer strapped to your head. I know it can be done, I know the circuit isn't that complicated, but probably has enough parts, can someone help me get a jump start on this? I'm sure modifications to a pair of headphones is fairly straightforward. Also any suggestions on a new type of speaker that I could install would be appreciated.
Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm currently in a dilemma over the next pair of headphones I'm buying. Does anyone have anything bad to say about certain ones? (Or better yet good things). The three I've narrowed down to are: - Solo HD's from beats - These are a tad more expensive, but I personally like them and have heard great things. - Detachable cord - Great sound - Most expensive (119USD) - Skullcandy Lowriders - I've gotten mixed reviews here, some say that they are crap yet I personally know someone who had a pair of these for 3 years and they were still in one piece. - A little uncomfortable, but durable. - Decent sound - Also the cheapest (40USD) - Ifrogz Vertex - I have a pair of these which are broken, the cord is a tad cheap but the quality is fairly good otherwise. - Decent sound - Mid priced (50USD) Thank You - Nerdman
Topic by ry25920 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a sonyericsson handsfree connector that I would like to use on a phone that takes a 3.5 plug. The hands free is nice because there is a 3.5 female jack where the mic is so that I can use the earphones of my choice yet still be able to use the mic. I snipped off the sony ericsson connector and found 5 'threads': 2 'threads' seem like actual cotton threads (one red and one blue), 2 seem like very thin sheathed copper wire, and one seems like unsheathed copper wires. I have a 3.5 male plug that I would like to connect them to but do not know how. I've held the 2 sheathed wires stripped and unsheathed copper wires to the plug while its been plugged in but hear nothing. Is it possible to connect up these wires to the jack so that it will work? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Topic by Crackpot 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I've got a challenge. Will anyone try to figure out how to make usb headphones? i was looking at the razrs and thought about it, you'd need a driver on the phone and i wont be able to figure that part out. I was searching this site and saw posts on making headphones and thought someone could do it here. I want it so i can listen to music on my phone and razrs dont have an in/out audio.
Topic by Vivisectionnnn 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
So I was trying to do some wiring with headphone jacks, and i must be doing something wrong. I have a speaker that the cord ripped from, and I wanted to attach a new jack, I cut off and stripped both wires, so there was a copper one and a colored one, why dont they work when they touch each other?
Topic by Weissensteinburg 12 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My old Sony headphones broke after 2 years of use (they were cheep and on sale), so I've been using the head phones that came with my Ipod for about a week and they work fine when im walking or sitting but I cant run or move around with out them falling which is a real pain in the A$$. So I need advice on which headphones to get. I have a budget of 10-30 dollars (not including tax) and it has to be from best buy (i have a $30 gift card). I'd like to get ear bud, clip ear bud, or canal bud style headphones I have found 2 pairs that i like: Philips Virtual Surround Sound & Philips Ear Bud Headphones & the JVC Marshmallo earbud that True_geek recomended Please let me know if what i might get is total crap.
Topic by i make shooting things 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
Hey guys , just wondering my skull candy headphones broke in half today , and I'm wondering is it possible to "solder" plastic together to basically fix it? because my cousin tried to fix it by putting this Sumo Glue...on it , it won't get put together again by my friend. Is there any other way of doing this? or maybe basically removing the glue somehow and adding some other type of glue to make it stick together? Thanks guys... =DD
Topic by 69ers 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have been wanting a good pair of headphones for a long time now and I have looked at many things but have not yet found quite what I'm looking for. I want something affordable ($150 max) but good. I would prefer headphones but if you know of a good pair of earbuds feel free to tell me.
Question by DBMods 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I took apart some wireless headphones because I wanted to hook up the receiver to an amplifier using a 1/4" male jack but in confusion I tore off the speaker leads and grounds I managed to find the leads (marked SP1 and SP2 I only want one side though since its a mono plug) if the Part marked SP1 is the lead how do I find the ground?
Question by AusencioFlores 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am attempting to make a homemade version of the Sennheiser MX W1 wireless headphones and was wondering if anyone else has attempted to do the same. I'm no electronic engineer so any help would be greatly appreciated. I will attach some of the schematics I've drawn up soon so you will have an idea of what I'm trying to do. Thanks, Sculptur.
Topic by sculptur 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I've been thinking about this for quite a while now. Since I can remember, I always had problems when it comes to these, after a while, I always end up with the same problem, my speakers not working properly, its always the same, one speaker works fine, the other not so much, same happens with headphones, one side just stops working, and I have to jiggle with the jack to make it work. Of course after I end up buying a new set of speakers/headphones and that's it. I figured this happens because I plug in and out the heapdhones too many times, I use the speakers during the day, but at night I can't be loud so I swith to heapdhones, well, at least, this is my guess about the problem. This is what I was thinking about. I would need a way to have both heapdhones and speakers plugged in at the same time, and be able to switch between them at my please (by software or hardware). However I never even heard of an on off switch or anything like that. Does anyone have any kind of idea of how I could do this?
Topic by masok 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hey guys! The company I work for is holding an invention challenge with Harman to generate ideas for the headphones of tomorrow. If your product gets sold, you'll get royalties based on gross revenue. Anyone can participate—experts, audiophiles, music lovers, tech geeks, etc. If you think you have what it takes, you can submit your idea here: https://www.quirky.com/harman/the-headphones-of-tomorrow
Topic by theDomenICK 4 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Can anybody tell me how to make a wireless headphone and microphone. Both microphone and headphones should be wireless. I found that one can buy a wireless headphone or a wireless microphone, but not a combination of both. Why I need it. I make long phone calls, during which I need to walk around. If I use a cordless phone, I have to keep holding the receiver with one hand all the time. If I use a speakerphone, everybody around listens to the conversation. Therefore I need one wireless headphone with mic.
Topic by anilsaxena 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
If i take two pairs of headphones and cut off the ends (the part you put into an mp3 player etc) could i splice them together and have a stereocable? (like to plug into a microphone jack and a headphonejack so i can record what comes out of the speakers?) ive heard ppl using headphones as a mic, so i figure this will work. anyone?
Question by PyroMaster007 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
This goes with my last post on putting an Ipod in an old CD player case. I now have an idea to have a switch to change the sound output between headphones and powerd speakers. Again I tried to research how to wire a switch and this is what i came up with.
Topic by fresh1 9 years ago
Hello all, I am just wondering if any one knows of any circuits for a headphone guitar amp? I have done the Altoids amp from the tape deck. It works great, but sound quality isn't too great. (it works great in a pinch though ;) ) I have been looking for some on Google and what not but haven't found any thing to useful. I am fairly new to electronics, I can build the stuff but might not know how it all works. Trying to learn ;) Thanks!
Topic by GeeKman 12 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Hi, I am working with a Flyron FN-M16 MP3 player module which has both output for headphones (pins 4,5, and GND = 7), and a 3-watt amplifier for speakers (pins 6 & 8). The problem I am having is that I am unsure of how to disconnect power to the speakers when headphones are plugged into the jack. This is easy when you have a separate amplifier circuit, but here the amplifier is built in. The easiest solution would be to find an audio jack with an isolated NC (normally closed switch) to disconnect the speakers. They do not seem to make them in SMD packages. I have found a 3.5mm stereo audio jack with an isolated NO (normally open) switch from Technik.HK. Is there a mosfet type circuit that I can use to disconnect the speakers when the NO switch is closed without introducing any distortion to the speaker sound? Any advice for an electronic disconnect? P.S: The manufacturer has stated that if I ground the speaker outputs for the 3-watt speakers I will blow out the internal amplifier on the flyron Mp3 player board.
Topic by Meek_The_Geek 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I have a pair of skull candy headphones and the wire connecting that connects the headphones to my ipod ripped!!! Instead of buying a new pair of headphones I wanted to be able to use a line in kind of cable (like beats by Dr. Dre does) to connect it to my ipod. How can I mod the headphones so I will be able use a line in cable? please help!!!
Question by Tochi97 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I used to have a pair of walkman earbuds (probably well over 10-15 years ago) which had a headband with clips for the earbuds so that you could choose whether to wear the earbuds in-ear or clipped to the headband. I've googled for something similar but can't find anything. To be clear, I don't mean something like this: http://www.relax-uk.co.uk/product.asp?id=904&sm;=261 or this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/364581661/OMX80_Sport_Series_II_Stereo_Earbud.html I mean a headband like this : http://www.pinefalls.com/accessories/221-philips-shj047-airpad-headband-headphones-white.html to which you could attach existing earbuds like the ones you get with an iphone or ipod :http://www.daveywaveyfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/iphone-earbuds.jpg Anyone know of some parts which might work for me to build something like this? The earbuds would atttach to the band like this - |=O O=| - where the '|' is the headband. Hope that's clear(ish). thanks!
Topic by codecowboy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
We have 2 pair of the wireless Sony headphones for TV watching and one pair has snapped right above the earpiece on the 'plastic' framework. What is this stuff made of and what works as an adhesive? Neither superglue or JB weld seems to work.
Question by kenihod 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm pretty sure i could just cut and splice but will i mess up the right/left orientation on them?
Question by Funk_D 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by FunkFlex 9 years ago
The problem is in the head-phone bit, not the wire outside. Loose wires/connections inside? Sound comes and goes, so I imagine something somewhere is loose. If I knew what problems to look for, I could attack with solder, yes?
Question by Julibopper 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
but my tv doesn't have the audio plug the transmitter will plug into. Is there any way I can make it work ?
Question by deancross 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Question by FunkFlex 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I opened up the headphones, and at the speaker the wire is still intact and connected to the speaker. I was thinking I'd try splicing. Any ideas?
Question by FruitbytheFace 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by ashmeet69 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
There no sound on the other side of my headphones.
Question by patch1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My skullcandy hesh do not have a sound on the right side, how can i fix it??
Question by patch1 8 years ago | last reply 8 months ago
Using this for my laptop so usb power is possible portable is best
Question by paulie14wyh 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a pair of airline headphones that have a standard 3.5mm jack for the audio but require power to an additional 2.5mm jack in order to work. I'm looking to use them with a desktop PC so thought about getting the power supply from the USB but am a little confused about how I can get it there, I've had a look around on ebay to see if there was someone that was selling a 2.5mm female to USB jack but havent managed to find what I need. Do these things even exist? Or would I need to get myself a 2.5mm female connection and wire it up to a USB lead myself?
Question by ChrisT303 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
They stopped working just after i switched them off for 20 mins but they worked just before i switched them off with no problems what do i do
Question by adeyemi.edward.7 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I have a few military headsets (MSA Sordin type 75311). These headsets come with a TP 120 plug that goes into various vehicle systems. Ideally what I'm looking for is how to make a converter to convert these TP plugs to a mini 3.5 mm jack. I've seen such a converter on Ebay so I know its possible.
Question by Annatar2 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
can anyopne did a headphones like this??? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHC2000-05-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B000O789AM i buy this but i need an extra pair of headphones for my wife, and it will be excellent if i can biuld one.
Topic by gokufast 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
how to make a pair of cheap stress cheap wireless headphones??