How much should I expect to pay just for a headphone jack?(the bit that is put inside the mp3) what is the bit actually inside the mp3 called(socket?) and how much does it cost?
Question by flamesami | last reply
Hello, I am trying to create a universal remote with my android. I have been trying to light a remote led using my android headphone jack, but I have had no success. I am running ARA Smart Rem on my android to produce the signal. I pressed the button on the remote and I can see the light on my webcam, but I can not see the light when I power it with the headphone jack. I connect a stripped headphone plug with a pair of with alligator clips to the led. The media volume is all the way up. How do I get the light to light up?
Question by jbaker22 | last reply
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 | last reply
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 | last reply
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 | last reply
I am trying to attach a apple headphone jack to 2 speakers. Which wires do I have to put where because on the right side there are 3 wires which are the red, copper, and the red and green wire twisted together and on the left side there is the green and the copper and is there anyway that you can control the volume on your ipod from the remote that's on the headphones??
Topic by moojomoore | last reply
Would I be able to successfully take an OEM phone's loudspeaker and connect it to a 3.5mm Male headphone Jack Plug for use with an mp3 player, like a mini portable speaker? All the options that I have run across are too big for what I'm looking for. I also don't need it to be super loud.
Question by HanzonM | last reply
So I basically dissected an IMac G3 and took out the speakers. I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to wiring so i was hoping that someone could help me take the head phone jack from actual headphones and attach it to the computer speaker. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. (I attached a picture of the computer speaker and the headphones)
Topic by xalwaysboredx | last reply
I took a speaker out of an old CD player and I have an old headphone jack with the wire that I want to connect to it. I have done this before but I have one problem: the sound. When I plug it into my Ipod it is only as loud as the headphones were. Would a transistor amplify the sound and make it louder? If so how do I do that with only two wires? I am trying to figure out how to make it louder. Thanks.
Question by chiefs543 | last reply
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 | last reply
Hi there, I'd like to change jack of some headphones I have. Original jack has 3 pins (left, right, power) and a switch on/off for power, now I want to use a standard 35 mm jack... How? I have 5 cables: blue, red, green, gray, brown... I'm sure blue and red go to same pin but no idea which of others go together... Any suggestion please? Thank you
Question by DiegoC199 | last reply
Hi. I purchased some decent headphones a little while ago and my little brother was playing with the cats with the jack. One of them stuck their claw through it and it needs replacing. They were pretty expensive headphones, so I want to repair these. Will any old solder do? I like my sound quality. I've only got Lead-free crap ATM. Cheers, Josho.
Topic by Josho | last reply
I have a stereo bluetooth headset which has a right channel earbud connected to the mic part and a detachable left channel earbud. I opened it up and found a green and copper colored coated wire going to the right earbud then another set of green and coppor coloerd wires going to the plug in for the left earbud. Using a left/right audio testing program on my phone I tried wiring the wires up to a set of headphones to test which wire is which. When I wire up the green right wire to the right channel and the copper colored wire to the ground I get sound through just the right channel as I would expect. When I add the green wire from the left channel to te left connection on the headphones both channels play through both sides of my headphones. When I did those tests I was assuming the copper colored wire was a ground. I then reversed the colors assuming the green wire was the ground and repeated the same test with the same results. No matter what combination I connect the wires in I cannot isolate the left channel to the left side and the right channel to the right side. Anyone have any ideas?
Topic by xxxjdoggxxx | last reply
Hello, I am trying to connect a 3.5mm jack to a speaker I salvaged from an old radio. The speaker has 2 wires: A + wire (marked yellow) A - wire (marked black) The problem is, the 3.5mm jack has 4 different wires: on one side, there is a copper one and a red one on the other, there is a copper one and a blue one. I got the speaker to work for a few seconds while plugged into my phone, but I cannot remember how it went.
Topic by dillon6667 | last reply
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 | last reply
I'm working on this project: https://www.instructables.com/id/Legend-of-Zelda-Treasure-chest-with-sound/ This is the stuff I'm using: 9V recorder module: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102855 SPDT switch: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049718 7-8 white LEDs: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3060980 I'm adding onto this project a little. The goal is to have the LEDs turn on when the sound starts and turn off after 6-6.5 seconds (while the sound is still playing, just before the duh duh duh duh!). I know the 9v battery isn't going to be enough. Somehow I need to introduce more power to light the LEDs to full capacity, but not overload the recorder module after the lights power off. Does anyone know what part(s) I need to make the light off delay work? I also need to find a way to line up the LEDS evenly along an 8" (width) by 1-1/2" area. I was thinking soldering to two strips of metal for positive and negative (two pieces separated with silicone rubber). Will my strategy for lining up the LED's along the back work? Any suggestions? I would also like to replace the speaker with a female headphone jack so I can easily record the sound without background noise. This article (http://kipkay.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=10) also uses the same audio recorder and suggests it's as simple as wiring the jack to the positive/negative wires stating you can use a microphone or plug it into your computer. Isn't a headphone jack on a computer powered, whereas headphones are not? I would think the recorder module is already supplying its own power for recording. Wouldn't the power from the headphone jack potentially overload the recorder circuit? So is it OK to wire a female headphone jack to the positive/negative wires on the recorder module without a resistor? Any insight you guys could provide would be appreciated! Thanks!
Topic by lukesc | last reply
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 | last reply
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 | last reply
I need to know if it is possible to connect normal speaker wire to the wire from headphones so that the normal speaker wire has the jack on the end, i have searched for hours on the internet but can't find anything :( if anyone is able to help i would really appreciate it :) thankyou
Question by jasonroughton | last reply
I am looking to purchase a pair of antique headphones, and possibly fix them up to work like a new pair of headphones. For example, would it be possible to manipulate these headphones, and add a 3.5mm headphone jack to them? http://cgi.ebay.com/Frost-Fones-162-1000-early-crystal-radio-headphones-/120647686331?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item1c172998bb Thanks for your help.
Question by Brennn10 | last reply
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 | last reply
I would like to know how to make one of those cords that has a headphone jack on each. the ones that you can plug into an mp3 player and then into another head phone input? Thanks for the help!
Question by TBolt | last reply
I was thinking that the headphone jack could be used as an input for a 3-lead ECG (EKG) and used to cheaply monitor arrhythmias in remote areas (or in the field) and record and/or send these to health professionals. It needs to be able to detect milivolt impulses from a pos/neg/ground input.
Question by BigNateMI | last reply
Good morning, I'm a new member of this family:)I'm trying to replace broken jack4 Pole connections / colour of wires on broken headphone jack on Razer Kraken Pro V2. the old one has (Red, Green, yellow and white with shield to solder on new plug.Hopefully, someone provide the correct connection locations with colour of wiresI appreciate your time and efforts.Thanks in advancePardeep
Question by sira123 | last reply
Update: Is this my answer; Buy this four pin splitter, and rig a set of headphones and say this mic to it? Hi all, I've bought this bluetooth communications headset for my motobike helmet and the audio is woeful. It's cheap so that's to be expected. It includes this microphone and headphone (headpone? :/ ) headset for music and comms with another bike / pillion. It is threaded inside the helmet and plugs into the bluetooth unit. The unit uses bluetooth to connect to an audio device (my phone) and another bluetooth unit, switching pretty nicely between audio and intercom speech. The headset jack has four pins and functions fine, albeit with very bad headphone quality. So I'd love to replace it with a better but still cheap set. These yellow headphones (which you'll note my dog was kind enough to modify for me) work wonderfully when I plug it into the bluetooth unit. It has a jack with three pins. But it lacks a microphone. There are more headsets like it at the local shop for about $10 that play music at a surprisingly good quality. Can I make that yellow headset work with the bluetooth unit by adding a microphone? I'd need to strip the speakers out so I can wire it up inside my helmet and add a mic, by wither buying one or stripping it from the headset. I tested my old iPhone headphone set (four pins and an in-line mic) with the bluetooth unit but it played only from one channel (left or right only) and the mic didn't work. This four pin splitter with an in-line mic is available at a local shop but I'm skeptical if it will work since the iPhone set failed. I would be great if there was one which does. I do have a soldering iron and a multimetre but I haven't used it yet and am a noob at electronics. I'd rather buy a splitter if that's an option, but I will do whatever I need to in order to get this working nicely, including cutting off the old speakers and soldering new ones on. Here's a (lame) photo of the iphone, headphone and stock headset jacks. Thanks for the help! d
Question by Crapsolderjob | last reply
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 | last reply
The plan was to add a stereo output jack and a switch to turn the speakers on/off. This way I could leave a cord plugged in and still have the option of switching the unit's speakers on or off. Anyway, a visual inspection of the circuit board shows that the two grounds are isolated from each other. The plan was to tie the grounds together and switch with an spdt between speakers and the jack, then add another set of positive leads to the jack for left and right. Now that I see they are on isolated and separate circuits, I am hesitant to tie them together. Maybe I just need to go with RCA jacks and a dpdt? I guess my real question is "am I going to blow up my radio?" Do I need to worry about dummy loads or about frying the driver circuit? I realize the audio level will not be "line-out" and I have read that a 1k resister will help, but I don't mind turning down the volume before running the signal to another amp. Thanks!?
Question by elNorm | last reply
Would it be possible to make a Magsafe-like cable for headphones? I'm always either editing video or listening to music while on the desktop in my family's living room. In order to not disturb everyone, I use headphones. But getting up time after time is very much a pain when I have to pull my headphones off, set them down, then head off to wherever in the house I need to go. (Kitchen, toilet, etc...) I think I've come up with a solution that would make things a lot easier. The end of the heaphone cable is normal. Standard 3.5mm. But the other end, which is usually hidden away in the left ear cup all stripped and leading to different speakers, is seperated from the ear cup, and connects and stays on with magnets! The only problem is that I'm not quite sure what to do to make this...anyone have any ideas?
Topic by ccain3 | last reply
This is my fourth pair of headphones. I keep taking good care and then one day, one ear just stops playing sound all together. The other one is totally fine, I even cleaned out my headphone jack. Please help ASAP. I need my music back. :( They are Earbuds by the way, Ink'd by Skullcandy
Question by hcrane | last reply
Hello, I had an hp laptop which had altec lansing speakers. The laptop broke and it took out the parts within it. The speaker type is exactly this one- http://mcccomputers.com/shop/6350-14879-thickbox/hp-dv2000-left-and-right-speakers-speaker-set-417089-001.jpg Now I tried to connect them to normal headphone jack but it appears I am doing something wrong. Also, there are 2 pairs (4 wires- red,black and white, green for each speaker) which all go separately for this speaker. But I notice in case of our simple headphones the wires seem to merge together. I hope I am able to convey what I am trying to say. Is there any way I can make these speakers work via a headphone jack? I also have a mic obtained in the same fashion and it also has the same issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Question by simplyrohit21 | last reply
Im going to adapt this to stereo and need to know which section is what so i can know what to conect and what to leave out
Question by aritoner | last reply
I made a small stereo amplifier with 3 inputs, and L and R outputs for speakers, but how do i make another output that cancels out the speaker output?
Question by metsfan1938 | last reply
I use my laptop to play music...(using virtual dj software)....splitting the jack .. the volume from headphone is ok when playing small system.... big system the headphone volume is low....i need more ..i buy a volume switch (B5k) thinking that will solve the problem ..but when i connect it and turn it up its the same volume i get as if i just connect it without... QUESTION can i add any thing to this to make the headphone louder..without using any external power source 6v,12v battery etc
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Question by wtf is 555 | last reply
Look at the picture below. The headphones on the left have 2 grounds while the jack that I want to replace it with only has one. Is it possible? Pretty noob question but yeah.
Topic by Zachintosh | last reply
I want to add a stereo headphone jack to an exercise bike with a pair of hard-wired on-board stereo speakers. I imagine each speaker has 2 wires going to it. Is this as easy as taking either or both ground wires and the two signal wires and wiring a 3.5 mm TRS jack? How does a connected headphone typically turn off sound in speakers? How do I handle the two ground wired (one going to each speaker).... can I just use either? or if combining grounds, do these need to be electrically "isolated", if so how?Thanks in advance.
Question by ipaulshapiro | last reply
I Need to add a 3.5mm headphone jack to my gaming chair before the release of Final Fantasy 13 in march. problem is i have know idea how to do it the way i want. this is what i want. add the jack so i can use headphones with my chair, but still use the volume dial on the chair and for it to mute the chair speakers when i plug the headphones in. it don't matter if i have to leave the speakers unplugged as long as i can still use the volume dial. please use my picture as a wiring guide. Thanx guys for any help.
Question by joypad | last reply
I am trying to fix my headphones - the connection to the jack got a little damaged from using it over time. so i cut the existing jack off of the cable. the cable is stranded wire, so i'm having an awful time identifying which is left, right and ground. i will try to post a picture soon.
Topic by mrtunes | last reply
I tried using different headphones and none of them worked
Question by r3nrut | last reply
my ipod nano 2nd gen headphone jack broke and i was wondering if anyone has a link to make them or to buy one the cable has to go from the wide adapter for like a dock to a headphone jack female
Question by miky19522
Want output from headphone jack to power relay to turn on power amp
Question by gramparich | last reply
I want an adapter that merges the microphone and earphone 3.5 mm jacks into a single 3.5 mm jack ( basically I want to build the blue adapter thingy). The problem is how do I connect the microphone pins from the 3.5mm jack? That is how do I connect the two leads marked "?" (see the third picture for what I want to achieve.) PS: I am not sure whether the microphone jack pinout is the same as drawn. Anybody can confirm whether this is right?
Question by rammstein2 | last reply