I have this headphones and one side is bigger than the other dose any one no why
Question by robertjames | 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
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 | last reply
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 | last reply
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
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
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 | last reply
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 | 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'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 | 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
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 | last reply
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 | last reply
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 | 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 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 | 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
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 | last reply
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 | 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
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 | 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 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 | last reply
Hey guys. If you want to cur the crap skip to the third paragraph. So I found this speaker in a voice recorded message greetings card thing and it's pretty loud for it's size, so I decided to put it in place of a headphone on my old iPod headphones. I Took apart the right bud and soldered the + - wires to the speaker, and it worked first time. My problem is now that some songs have say guitar coming through the right speaker and bass through the left. I decided to try and mount the speaker below the split. The thing is, I'm not sure which are the + and - wires. I know that speakers work by changing between + and - to make the diaphragm move, but when I mounted the speaker where the ear bud was, it was easy as there were 2 wires. Below the split there are 4. So my question is. Does it matter what 2 wires I pair together to solder at one port? The colours are Blue, Red, Green, and Red/Green intwined.
Topic by Tibboh | last reply
First things first, they look like Beats, but I’m pretty sure these are knockoffs. Nonetheless, they sound pretty good, and I picked them up at Goodwill for a steal and love a challenge, so if someone is interested on taking on this electronics mystery with me I’d be incredibly grateful.Context: I’ve tinkered on and off with consumer electronics for a while now, am okay at soldering and have an okay knowledge of how more basic circuits work. Otherwise, I'm pretty beginner but generally a quick learner and would be happy to try any of your suggestions. The previous owner attempted to replace the AAA battery holding component with a rechargeable lithium ion battery - only problem was there was no way to charge the battery. Not a huge deal, fixed the headphones to run on AAAs again as they were originally intended. That said, pressing and holding the power button powers the headphones on, but also is the Bluetooth connection button on the board (image at the imgur link below) there is an icon for both the connection functionality and the power around the same button. The headphones power on, work, and sound great when you're holding the button down, but once you let go they turn off. So, it’s a momentary switch with no latch to keep it held down - not ideal. That said, I’ve tested jumping the switch so it gets constant power without holding the button down, and while the headphones power on, connect to my phone, and work, because it seems the power button and bluetooth button are one in the same, the headphones continue to look for Bluetooth devices and makes a periodic and infuriating beeping sound about every fifteen seconds. Based on the pictures of the board below (pictured with, and without button attached) can anyone figure out what the problem might be? Or point me in the right direction for further tests to run?Front of the board, with buttons.Front of the board, with power/bluetooth button removedBack of the board, held upright with power/bluetooth button side up
Question by WarpStar
Hi, I was wanting to try to make some custom headphones. The headphones themselves wouldn't really be anything special but what is on the sides is what i'm wanting. On the sides I was wanting LEDs in a circular fashion working as a spectrum analyzers to what ever music I play. A visual idea of what i'm wanting is the GIF below, the way the analyzer is working in the background is how id want it on the headphones except in the opposite direction where the bars go outward.I also would like to have it to where it had a switch where i could turn the analyzer off but still listen to music without it running. I don't care on how it works i just want it to not be too expensive and i want it to where it could look a little professional and clean
Topic by SteelShadow104 | last reply
I have been making headphones and need some help. when wiring I soldered the red wire to the red wire, and the blue wire to the blue wire. It works fine but i wanted to add an LED, can I solder the led between two of the red wires? If I can't, can you tell me another simple way to wire one so it runs off the headphones? PLZ HELP!
Topic by NetReaper | last reply
Hey, what's up everyone, I'm new. Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules. So I'm sure you've gotten tons of these already, but, I have a pair of broken earphones. Two pairs actually. On both, the right side is broken (as in, no sound). I took them apart and found that on one of them the coating of the wire seems to have melted or something (there was sticky black stuff all over the inside), and on the other the diaphragm thingy is detached. So at first I thought there were frayed wires somewhere, but the electromagnets on both still work (I tested them with a piece of metal, the attraction was still really strong), so I figured that there must be something wrong with the diaphragm (what are those things called? the plastic cone thingies?). My question is: Is there a way to test the diaphragm thing, and if that's the problem, is it fixable? Thanks very much in advance.
Topic by ThatSnail | 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
Topic by hitek | 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 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
The headphone amp I built awhile back is working pretty good, but recently I saw something about matching speakers impedance to the circuits impedance or something like that. IDK. Is there something you have to do to regulate the output to "match" your speakers. A google search brought up something about a peak resonance....
Question by 7654321 | last reply
Does anyone know how to make an item that will let you plug in multiple 1/8" sources (radio, ipod, phone...) that auto switches to a single output by sequence, so the ipod is playing but when a call comes in the audio from the phone makes the switch bypass the ipod till the call is done then goes back to the music? i would love to get some help with this thanks Jake
Topic by jakehooks
My panasonic tv does not have bluetooth. I have new Marley headphones. Theywork well but not when the channel says Dolby or no good with Netflix as they appear to all transmit in Dolby. I purchased both a digital to analogue converter and bluetooth transmitter as advised but still cannot get Netflix audio or those channels using Dolby. Is it because bluetooth will not transmit analogue??
Question by BarryN16 | last reply
Hey guys, I'm putting a spare three month pro subscription up for grabs, because I collected three in as many days. So to win the three month subscription you'll need to come up with an awesome project based around headphones, it has to have been published after this topic and mustn't be a rehash of the same project you did a month before... Feel free to take the theme loosely though it's just got to involve headphones. As soon as you've published your instructable comment with a link to it. Contest ends on the 30th of june, when I'll be lying in the sun with my girlfriend making her help me choose the winner. RANDOM PRIZE - If I can afford to give another membership away there will also be a random prize given out at the end of the contest. Patches for all participants in the contest, out of my personal stack, so hopefully I don't run out. ***UPDATE*** It was a tough thing to decide, I loved the quirkiness of have knit headphones, think the idea of having freedom with headphone choice and bluetooth was cool, the versatility of having a volume control for everything but overall my love of blinking lights won and I chose the Led music synched headphones, mainly because the idea was cool and because I like the thought of making this with a big pair of headphones to make glowing domes on my head. Congratulations plugable I hope to run more contests like this, only having four entries was a bit disappointing but I suppose it's tricky getting started... With any luck I'll eventually have really awesome contests...
Topic by killerjackalope | last reply
Many brands compete with noise-cancelling technology, but all offerings seem tuned to mitigate frequencies other than voices. I appreciate that on an airplane or gun range, but in an open office plan, the only common attempt at mitigating vocal pollution is to add white noise variants. White noise systems have limited effectiveness and alleged health drawbacks. My noise cancelling headphones cut the white noise, effectively enhancing voices that I want to shut out. I can use "sound-isolation" instead of "noise-cancellation" but they are bulky and hot. I'd think it would be possible to use noise-cancellation technology to target vocal frequencies. Thoughts?
Topic by ShakyKnees