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headset

First of all wow i did not know there was a forum (oh geze i can have fun with this) but on to the headset buisnes i want to make a head set (you know like the ones those gamers use) because i have msn and one of my friends is moving back to germany soon and i still want to be able to talk to him but w/o long distance charges and so yeah mabye we could put a colaboration together

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Phone Headset

I would swear I saw an Instructable on this somewhere, but now I can't find it. I have an old corded telephone that I want to rewire. I just want to take the actual handheld part and attach it to a standard 2.5mm stereo output, such that I could either plug it into a cell phone and have a giant cool headset, or use it with my speaker/mic splitter to do VoIP-type work on the computer. Do phone cords have standard colored wires? Am I just going to have to figure it out myself? The headset has a standard 4-contact CAT-1 phone jack, and I want to take one end off a phone cord and replace it with a 2.5mm plug.

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Headset Confusion?

I bought a turtle beach cable to use my x31 on my pc. I managed to finaly get the mic to work but the sound  quality is less then that of the wirlress one I bought the cord to replace. Im not sure if its the 3 different levels it go's through or faulty cord.  Any suggestions? I allso have 3 audio jacks. Anyone have a clue what the third could be for? 'Info http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/xbox-gaming-headsets/ear-force-x31.aspx http://store.turtlebeach.com/ps3pcchatadaptercable-cab.aspx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220715 Gracias

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turtle beach headsets?

Dose anyone know how you would go about makeing a headset that would work on a xbox360 and play the live voice chat and the game sound?i have a little free time and a little extra money but cant get one of those turtle beach headsets.turtle beach a good one = about $100.

Question by dupuis237    |  last reply


USB headset Speakers?

I hate playing socom with a headset when friends are around because they cant hear what the other people are saying. Is there anyway to make it so my Logitech headset can be wired to speakers but maintain the microphone function?

Topic by d_child    |  last reply


Cellphone headset with PC?

Hey guys i need some help. I just started using gizmo for voip calls b/c i don't get cell phone reception in my basement. I have a bluetooth headset which i use to pair with my cell phone and it works perfectly. Is there a way i can pair this same headset with my computer (has bluetooth) and make voip calls using my bluetooth headset?

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Bluetooth Headset Hack

Anybody know how to turn a mototola H500 (Motorola H500) NO I DID NOT GET IT FOR THAT PRICE i got it for free with my cellphoneinto a bluetooth adapter for a pc that works with usb i dont think its possible but if it is then thanks a lot

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How to hack Bluetooth Dongle to work with a headset = Bluetooth headset.

Hello, I need help, I have a Bluetooth audio dongle the kind that you plug into a USB port of a speaker to transform it into a Bluetooth speaker. But I was wondering if I can use it with a regular headset/headphones and a regular cellphone battery for power supply,. THank you

Topic by Toyanster  


Bluetooth Transceiver for headsets with a mic

Hello Everyone, I would like to build a module that is a Bluetooth transceiver that I can connect to a two-way radio. I have seen many transmitters for Bluetooth but they don't have the correct connection. I need a Mic/audio/Ground type. Can someone here point me in the correct direction. Thanks Hobs

Topic by PilotHobs    |  last reply


Xbox 360 headset loop?

One thing I am working on is looping the headset speaker back into the mic. This way it plays everything you hear back to the game. You may wonder why in the hell anyone would want to do that? well, this is for those Really annoying people or kids with really annoying voices(squeakers) When they start being annoying or making sounds, I can plug the modded headset in, so they can hear just how dumb they sound. I took apart my headset and there are 4 wires, 1 blue, 1 red wire, 1 white wire, and a bare wire. the red and blue wire go to the speaker, and the bare wire and white wire go to the mic I've googled more about it and it seems the white wire is a ground so does that mean I just solder the blue, red, and bare wire together and I'm done? thnx for any help you can give. (P.S. Yes the Picture is correct, the bare wire looks red, but is really brass, and the black wire is really red, with a plastic enamel.)

Topic by Jordo    |  last reply


Bluetooth Headset mod with LED's

I have an idea, I need a good starting place. My father is deaf.  I want to get him a cell phone and send him SMS text messages.  I obviously don't have to worry about him running up minutes on my cell plan.  What I want is a bracelet or watch band that lights up with LED's.  The LED's would stay lit up until a reset button of some kind was pressed.  The phone would have to be linked via bluetooth with some kind of handset protocol that would set off the LED's. A fake watch would be ideal.  The watch innards could be big enough for the bluetooth circuitry and the battery. Dick R.

Topic by dreichen    |  last reply


Will a cellphone Bluetooth headset work as a computer headset if used with a usb Bluetooth adapter? Answered

 If so does anyone have a suggestion to an adapter that will accomplish this?Thanks, Scott?

Question by sctirvn687    |  last reply


can you convert a xbox headset into a push to talk headset for a walkie talkie?

I found some info about this on an instructabale but it was for an old headset, when I tried it on a newer one it didn't work and I ended up ruining it.

Question by rocketman20    |  last reply


how to make earbuds?

I wanted to make earbud that could work on bluetooth just like bluetooth headsets please give details thank you

Question by ssherlock holmes    |  last reply


Is it possible to modify a Turtle beach Earforce XL1 to fit the PC when it was originally intended for the xbox 360? Answered

 I'm interested in modifying my Earforce XL1 Turtle Beach XBOX 360 Headset so that it can be used for gaming on the PC as well. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do this while still maintaining its original function?

Question by willywoozle    |  last reply


anr aviation headset pc conversion

I have an anr (active noise reduction) aviation headset that I want to use with my pc. I've searched everywhere but nothing converts it directly from a six pin LEMO (power panel, redel) to anything my computer will take. I'm assuming because the anr requires a power source. is there anyway I could convert it?

Question by bravoechonovember1    |  last reply


Converting digital headset to analogic one

Hello! :D Some time ago I have bought a Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 digital, USB headset. Hmm...maybe it was not the best choice, but I want to convert it into an analogic one. In theory it is simple: I only have to remove the incorporated digital-analogic analogic-digital signal converter and connect the 2 wires of the headset to 2 Jack 3.5mm, one for the microphone and one for the speakers. Reason: my laptop's sound card is much better than the headset's built-in one. I am pretty sure that this converter is located in the volume control box: www.turbozone.ro/fotografii/Casti/Microsoft_JUG-00003.jpg But things may not be as easy as they seem. Or are they? As far as I have heard, the cable from the volume control unit and the headset consists in 2 wires. The cable of my old cheap analogic headset consists in 2 wires too. It shouldn't be complicated: the microphone wire get tied with the microphone wire and the speakers wire get tied with the speakers wire. But when I opened the old cheap analogic headset I noticed that each of the 2 wires branches out in 2 respectively 3 separate wires when they reach the headset: a blue one, a red one, a yellow one, a green one and a blue-yellow one. This is quite strange, isn't it? Or...do I have to worry about that?; should I simply tie the 4 wires together - old&cheap; analogic speaker wire with LifeChat's speaker wire and old&cheap; analogic microphone wire with LifeChat's microphone wire? I don't want to do somethig wrong.^^ Thanks in advance. :)

Topic by mitzoc    |  last reply


Testing Xbox LIVE headset offline? Answered

Can I test my voice (micrphone/headset thing) on my XBox 360 without going online and doing the whole Can you hear me?? thing?

Question by xACIDITYx    |  last reply



Here is an idea involving a Bleutooth Headset

Hi, I was wondering if anyone ever had the idea to build in a headset in an old telephone (something with wood) so you can use it for your phone. I'm planning to do this this year. What are your thoughts? Dries

Topic by dmoonen    |  last reply


DIY phone headset to computer plug?? Answered

I would like to make one of these. http://www.amazon.com/TOP%C2%AE-Headset-RJ9-RJ10-Adapter/dp/B00CXTO2NM It is to connect to the headset port in my phone to record some greeting that I saved on my computer It only needs to connect the computer speaker to the phones mic. I need to know the pinouts of both connectors and what to connect together Thanks

Question by FarmerKJS    |  last reply


The sad truth about VR headsets

With seemingly no end to lockdown I thought I provide a little heads up on the VR front in terms what is going on, what is required, how much it might cost you and where the downsides are.Google basically abandoned the Cardboard idea, there isn't much new happening anymore, still it is a great and dirt cheap start. For under 10 bucks you get some cardboard, two lenses and some magnets. Put together and you have a head mount for your phone to enjoy 3D and VR/AR realities. And surprisingly there is actually good content available for Carboard users.For a bit more you can get stand alone headset from several vendors. Starting from as little as 300 bucks for the older, entry level models. Good enough to watch movies, play some nice games and explore the virtual world. Serious gaming is becoming more and more popular, especially online multi player games.Still considered the best option in terms of experience ad quality are tethered solutions that required you to have a powerful gaming PC at your disposal. But for the casual fun it would be overkill to invest into both PC and VR hardware.How good is it then? I tried quite a few systems and have to say they have come a long way from the early days. The wow-factor though depends on the content, some is good, some is just painfully bad unless you like catoon style graphics. The potential is huge but right now content is limited to more or less always the same in a different look. If you have problems on a moving ship or have your breakfast come up in a themepark ride you might stay away from certain VR things. They like to call them "experiences" - a way for you to be really in it, a part of it. Only problem is that no everyone can tolerate seeing all sorts of movements and motions without actually moving - seasickness in reverse so to say and not very pleasant if you suffer from it LOL What is rather surprising is that some VR things are incredibly addictive even with crappy graphics. You can lost playing some crappy game for hours on end and still want more.....What is possible in terms of social interaction, considering we are in a pandemic? Depending on what you and your friends/loved ones have available there is some... You can hang out in virtual worlds together, have a chat, play some games. With some systems you can even watch movies together in your own virtual theater. A bit like having your friends with you in a really dark movie theater and not being allowed to touch them LOL Sadly a virtual sharing experience still seems far way. You can't just pop your headset on, plug in your 3D camera and share what you do in realtime and 3d with your friends. There is development though in terms of virtual interaction. By linking certain things, like little robots, electronic board games or just your virtual assistent, you can create your own virtual, virtual home. And whoever comes to visit can use your interactive things, for example to tell the robot tomove a chess piece on the board. VR suits to allow for a more realistic virtual experience are still very far away ....The reality about content, games and apps. Google offers quite a lot on it's Youtube platform. Simply tye in whatever you like and add VR to have a good chance to get at least a 180° video out. And there is plenty of other providers specialising in VR experiences and video content. From holiday promotions, over themepark rides to doing freefall jumps out of a helicopter - there is something for everyone. If we leave the free world of the internet behind us and things that every browser can reach: What is left? That is the real problem.... It is a platform war of the worst kind. Something that you like isn't available for your friends headset. An app that works fine for you can't even installed by your friend. And not even within a company you have a chance to use it all as Facebook showed us with Oculus. They kindly allow you to use some apps and games if you upgrade to a better model but not all. And once you find out that your new model can't share stuff with your friends on older ones you feel ripped off. Does not help that if you don't own one of the older models you won't even get access to the compatible and free software - you are stuck. Every company provides their own "store", why bother with the Playstore if you can keep the money and content control. It's all VR but good luck getting real cross platform support. Some developers decided to seek alternatives and so options to sideload content were born. And yes, some there actually bother to provide their game or app for multiple platforms :) What bothers me is the "try out buy later" approach. Sounds nice, sounds fair.... Most offer you a limited time, like 2 hours, to test a paid app or game. Turned out that itis actually possible to complete some paid experiences and games within two hours. Would you really want to pay 50 bucks for 2 hours of fun?.... Some say around 50 bucks is a fair price for a good game. Others say that for non VR platforms there is plenty of free alternatives that ae equally good and that it seems impossible to play the same game with people on 2D and in VR. Why is this happening....Let's take a look on how it all started.... There was the great idea once that AR and VR applications for everyone would be a great thing. We had no usuable tech at affordable prices though. Several companies and individuals tried ways to get at least AR solutions working, often by using mobile phones or tablets. Google jumped in with Cardboard, Samsung with Gear VR and even Microsoft wanted it rather late, a bit different and calling it mixed reality. Google gave up quickly and focussed back on Andoid and real world devices, same for Samsung. HTC and others still are game players and in some way responsible for us still having at least some choices left. from being just a pain and novelty at best AR and VR quickly saw real world uses. Developers jumped onto it and although content was rather low quality the interest was there. At some stage we saw a few interesting Kickstarter campaigns. And that's when things got really bad. A new device appeared and seemed to be a real game changer - a true stand alone headset with enough power to be practical. A few more were added shortly and it was almost a run to be the first to get a solution to the market. Obvious that even developers became rather exited. Suddenly they all started to disappear, often without actually shipping any devices to the many supporters. Only one Kickstarter got snatched up by a military contractor, two offered their services to Bill gates. The remaining ones including this amasing standalone model ready for production got snatched up for cheap by Mark and his social media platform. Microsfot had a lot of titles and applications, HTC was going strong as well and even Gear and Carboard were still all time favourites back then. Facebook offered the dream of every little hardware developer. Unlimited funds and access to a whole new world. Sadly it meant handing all control to FB. The dream of a free and open source VR platform with lots of support was gone. Now we have to decide in advance which system to buy, which company offers the most to fit the needs. Usually it means if your friend or family member has one device then you will buy something compatible, if not the same. VR turned into a game of control and data hording.What do your need to get really into VR and AR? Unless you have a supported Samsung device or a cardboard AND are happy with what is available you need a lot! Every competitor requires you to provide your personal details in one way or another. Most, if not all require you to also agree to being tracked and monitored during usage. They ALL require your bank details or credit card information if you want to make a purchase - few expections for the Xbox and Playstation in terms of gift cards. The later still require you to have a valid payment account at some stage. Some might say it is ok because if you order a toaster online the seller would have your address and bank details as well. Most sellers won't have databases for their users to track them or collect all sorts of data.... Microsoft at least limits this to gaming and proffessional use and the other competitors seem to keep a low profile. FB on the other hand has a very lear appraoch: Add whatever is possible to allow for even more data horading and user tracking - at the cost of competitors as this hurts developers and users alike. If you don't like being watched, tracked and that your data is abused stay away from the virtual world ;)How the VR development came to a stop.... Facebook made it clear from the start that certain content is prefered in their VR store. Experiences are fine but for apps and games the focus on being online is pretty clear. The need for people to not just sit there with a headset alone but to actually interact with other was abused to the max. The easier it is to get users together, to actually listen to them, see what they are up to is worth gold. This is reflected in the store. Apps that work(ed) fine on the GO are not available for the Quest. Titles advertised are not available. Developers wanting to port their things to the Quest are refused with useless excuses why it can't be allowed. If you actually check and see that it seems to be fine to publicly stream pirated movies or other copyright protected material you have to wonder... Bigscreen is a huge thing right now and o problem finding someone streaming a movie that is not allowed to beused this way. But it allows many users to watch and do things together..... Same for those virtual environments where you can hang out with your friends, share pictures and play games - you are being watched, tracked and followed while doing so - you date is indeed vital.... In other cases it is a clear money approach, like with Skybox. There were wuite a few good video players available for the Go. Only Skybox made it over to the Quest, the free ones all missed out. Those who still maged to get entry seem to have no choice but to leave well deserved features out, so that Skybox remains the only alternative. If you wonder why: The others won't offer or allow servers used to collect user data and usage data.... Right now the only real option seems to be to stay away from Oculus and to prefer the alternatives out there as a lesser evil.What will the future hold for us? The market is already clearly devided and split with only Steam being sort of a middleman solution for some platforms. Facebook made sure the hardware market stays empty and even if we would get a new player in the game it is questionable if the control of the big players can be broken. If in doubt and something becomes a thread it will be bought for whatever price necessary. Facebook already hinted that closing the door for "unknown sources" is an easy option, same for alternative app launchers. Microsoft made it clear that they don't mind free development for their mixed VR systems but well, with a very low user base interest is low for developers as well. HTC and the rest still try to fill the gap and find their place but it seems they only catch only slowly. In the early days we had only a few "companies" starting our computer revolution. Only the two who split apart in the garage times and are still rivals survived. Apple VS Microsoft. Only Linux and as a part of it Android really provided any lasting alternatives. Android was soon taken over by Google. Now we have the same useless war in the virtual world, with only the user paying the price and being blamed for the failure of VR catching on. Funny once you start thinking about it and checking how it all started. It is no wonder then that OS security as well as App security is of the highest importance to FB. Allowing true homebrew on these otherwise just modded Andriod systems would mean the end of tracking users and milking the money out of them.Is homebrew the solution or the real threat to VR? A very few of you will now say hold on a minute! Wasn't there a few court cases against Google and FB in regars to user data and privacy breaches?? Yes, and that is part of the problem. Both companies, more or less reluctantly, agreed access to their databses to government agencies. With basically everything in VR being (intentionally) kept unencrypted it is a real treasure hunt..... Homebrew would allow apps similar to Whatsapp entry and with that added level of end to end encryption open pandora's box. Imagine loading a custom OS onto a VR system that allows you boot whatever you like. You could create secure chat rooms for people with the need to show their latest tech, their latest innovations in a way that everyone can interact. Problems with your latest order of assault rifles - just check out our VR experience showing all you need to know. Need a map to find your way through this facility you shouldn't be in? No worries, just load the interactive 3D map on your headset and turn on the pass through from the cameras - follow the red line.... Fair enough then most will say now, make a bit of sense to be careful... But what is used as the worst case scenario to keep the doors locked also keeps all the good stuff out. And a result the devlopment and amount of titles and apps is kept low.What about families or group setups? Unlike other platforms there is no such thing as family accounts, not even individual user accounts on most devices. FB even removed this option from the native android setting with "updates". Means, if you own a bunch of VR headset you most likely will have buy the apps and games for every single device. The family fun of competing in virtual games then can set you back 200 to 250 bucks with easy - per title....Summary: VR is a novelty at best right now. Good for hardcore gamers with enough money mostly or to be precise totally useless for cross platform interaction - not even watching a movie from your own collection together in VR. You are tracked whenever possible, you are profiled and coached into buying more and more. Without real competition, without real open source solutions this will not change anytime soon.

Topic by Downunder35m  


converting bluetooth headset to bluetooth vibrator. tbut when the headset is connected we cant talk with phone itself?

I want to convert BT headset to BT bracelet vibrator. the problem is when the headset is connected to phone we cant talk with phone itself? is there a way to talk with phone mic and speaker when BT headset is connected?

Question by pooyan    |  last reply




head set help!

I need help with my headset, its just a little microphone and speaker, but when i put it in the headphone port, it doesnt read anything on voice recorder thing. Help please

Topic by wolf555hound    |  last reply


how do i convert cell phone headset for computer?

I have a headset for cell phone, but i need a headset (mic and headphone) for my computer. But the input for the cell phone headset is too small for the computer 'in' jackhole (green). How do I convert the headset jack to fit the computer jack hole?

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POLL: Bluetooth headsets make you look...

We've all seen them, those people walking down the street with those bluetooth headsets, thinking  they're from the future... What do we really think of them though. I've made a poll on my website: http://exploringtech.com/2010/07/poll-bluetooth-headsets/

Topic by munchman    |  last reply


Has anyone reverse engineered the iphone headset?

I would like to build my own headset using my choice of ear buds and microphone as well as wire up my own control unit for volume and answer controls that I could build custom into my motorcycle helmet.  My attempt to do this by tearing apart the factory iphone headset and soldering components onto the controller board was unsuccessful, i was unable to isolate where to wire my microphone to

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I tried to fix my old headset but.....

Hello. Pardon me for troubling you with this question. It's just repairing my old headset and I wanted to at least make it work again. I have a few headsets on my shelf because of the loose connection in the audio jack so I tend to buy another one instead. But now I thought I should try to fix it. Then a while ago I was able to make it work but only in the right channel. The left channel has a lower volume output. I provided some pics to show the headset I'm working on and the connections I made. The red wire is in the lower pin. The green wire is in the middle pin and the blue one is in the top pin. The ground is in the longer pin with the lock. Sorry for the image quality. Is there something wrong with the connections I made?p.s. I also wanted the microphone to work too.

Question by MikoT7    |  last reply


How to make a DIY headset display and camera? Answered

Hey everyone, I’m new here so go easy and forgive any ignorance on my part! I’m looking at creating a rough and ready binocular headset with a Pi ZeroCam NoIR camera, connected to microdisplays for each eye interfacing through a Raspberry Pi Zero W.  I’m hoping to be able to view the camera feed directly through the eyepieces and later I’d like wirelessly video stream or transfer captured images over to a separate CPU through the Raspberry Pi if possible. I can’t find any microdisplays that might be suitable - so can anyone help me find what I’m looking for or provide some guidance please? Thanks!

Question by sam r wilson    |  last reply


Motorcycle communication without expensive BT headsets!

When it comes to communicating with the person on your back seat then often there is no need for a fancy BT headset.Unless of course you are constaly driving on freeways at high speed and love to talk ;)The most annoying thing though is when you want to go for a long ride with a lot of your mates.Some might already have some BT headset, most might not have anything to communicate.Even with just 8 or 10 riders in your group, loosing one is easy.The most advanced headsets now offer functions for automatic pairing when the connection was lost - they come at a price though.Around here there is two problems to face when going for long rides.a) communication range for the riders in the group.b) cellphone coverage is usually non existing when you actually need it.So why not go with something totally different and much cheaper than BT headsets?At highway speeds the range of BT headsets suffers not just from the required safety distance between riders but also from the spped itself.Cheap headsets just crap out all the time, expensive one tend to loose the connections quite often.Wouldn't it be great to have more than the average 800 meters of good sound quality without dropouts?And if you ever tried to have a decent converstation with another at high speeds you already know that even the best BT headsets struggle with the wind noise unless you have a really optimised helmet (and paid a lot for it).The alternative, if we trust all the hype and advertsiements would be to go for the latest generation of headsets out there....Baofeng UV-5 series....This type of UHF/VHF handheld radio has ben around for years.It is not only quite cheap but also able to put a full 4W out.So called battery eliminators to power them directly from a 12V socket (in your car) are cheap as well, but a good battery should last for a few hours.The benefit of these cheap radios however is not that they are so cheap.It is that you can actually program whatever frequency you like for your needs.Of course you should stick to the frequencies and channels that are free and legal to use in your area.The since is about what a pack of smokes is, so no problem to mount it descreetly on your dash or handlebars either.Being a radio there is no need for pairing or making sure you stick to the correct order when doing things.If you want to be "alone" on a channel you can even use celectcall and other option to make sure only those radios with the right callsigns wil open your squelch.Quite nice if you suddenly get into an area where your channel is used by ther people.Ok, a handheld radio might work, but what about the antenna?The UV5 series usually ships with two antennas.A short stubby that is good for about 1-2km - line of sight.And a small external antenna with a magnetic base.On a bigger bike it is often no problem to add a 15x15cm plate behind the seat that the antenna can pop on to.Should only be required if your require a bigger distance though.And why would a UHF radio be any better with the background or wind noise?Biggest problem with these expensive BT headsets is that you need to get really creative if you want to change the speakers or microphone.And options are quite limited here again - either a flexible microphone or a glue on one.Neither is really good once the wind gets too much.For the UV5 series you get so called throat microphones for under 10 bucks.Often advertised as tacticle headsets but for the price nowhere near the quality of a military grade combination.They plug straight into the handheld and come with an external push button that can be used to start a manual transmission.But of course you can automate this on the UV5 as well by selecting the voice activation mode in the menu.Set the level so high that you need a slightly rised voice to start the transmission.(That way not everyone needs to hear you swearing about other drivers if you keep it quite ;) )All up a solution like this will cost you well under $100, with all required extras.For a bit more you can also get UHF radios for helmet use.Basically the same like the handheld option, but smaller, a bit more convient to use and set up but also very limited in range and battery life.

Topic by Downunder35m    |  last reply


Help with On-Line Indicator for Jabra GN8530e headset

I have a Jabra GN9350e headset that I use at work, both with my desk phone and USB on my workstation. Jabra sells an on-line indicator (http://img5.jabra.com/sites/Jabra/GNImages/CCO/Documents/Datasheet_Jabra_Busylight_V02_1003_low_10116.pdf), but it's just a plastic stick that lights up at the top. No one will understand what it is, or what it means. I intend to build an LED box that says something to the effect of 'ON A CALL' with a chasing border to get attention and deliver the message that, well, I'm on a call. The tricky part for me is that I can not tell what type of connection is used to connect the device to the base station. I know it is a 2.5mm TRS connection, but am unsure if it is stereo or mono flavor. I am also unsure what the actual signal would be - is the sleeve is ground, tip signal, etc. I have spent a few hours searching the web and found nothing. My end goal would be to build a plastic box to house the indicator assembly, with mirrored plastic on the front so that when the indicator is off it would appear to just be a black box. When active, there would be a chasing light border (two or three LED sequence, just regular chasing lights), and a solid on field in the middle with verbage. I'm good with a soldering iron, but new to this kind of build. If someone could assist / recommend how to proceed in building the circuitry that could connect the LED's together (sure I can find that information on this site elsewhere) that would be nice, but primarily I would need help interfacing the indicator with the headset base station. Thanks!

Question by jon.hazlett  


Is there a way to connect a bluetooth adapter to a bluetooth headset?

Usually, when you have a portable bluetooth adapter (containing a battery) you must turn it on & pair it with a smart device such as a phone or PC. Unfortunately, if your music output device is "dumb" such as a traditional MP3 player or even a turntable, there is no apparent method to get this device to pair with, say, a set of Bluetooth speakers or headphones. This is because neither of them have a display to enter a pairing code or to select which device to pair with. I'm assuming it's impossible to get two of these devices to communicate, but if anybody's figured anything out such as a wireless audio transmitter that uses traditional RF instead of Bluetooth, let me know! Thanks.

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How to mod a "Sensational headset with mic for xbox 360"?

I bought a sensational headset with mic for my 360 and it doesnt work well. I bought it cheap on ebay for around 11 cents. I have another phone headset that works, but the earpiece rarely produces sound. I want to combine the headsets so i can hear through them and talk too. Any suggestions?

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Wiring a 2 way radio headset to also record audio?

I am a hang glider pilot and like to take videos during flights. I would like to add narration and the back and forth communication with my chase driver as part of that. I have a headset in my helmet that is wired to a ham radio for that communication. The jack to the helmet is a three conductor, 1/8" jack that goes to the earphones, microphone and a common ground. There is a push to talk switch that trips the radio to transmit which is between the helmet and the radio. What I would like to be able to do is put a jack/splitter inline with the existing jack to then go into the mic jack on a voice recorder to get three things; Radio audio (receive), Radio audio (transmit) and me just talking into the headset mic - Narration.Not sure how well I am explaining this and I could just experiment, but I am thinking it's not as simple as just wiring stuff together. I'm good with a soldering iron, but no EE by a long stretch. Any thoughts? Thanks

Question by hang4    |  last reply


My bluetooth headset speaker uses 3 wires, what gives?

I'm trying to mod my bluetooth headset to give better sound quality and volume.  I disassembled the whole thing, but I noticed something kinda weird.  The speaker on the BT headset has 3 wires coming off of it, instead of the usual 2 that most speakers use.  The 3 wires are: 2 that are of a similar color and are connected to where the magnet of the speaker would sit.  They're not connected to the same spot.  One is connected to the 3 o clock position of the magnet of the speaker, the other is connected to the 9 o clock position.  1 that appears to be connected to the metal speaker housing (I'm assuming is the ground?) Anyone know why this Samsung unit uses 3 wires to power the speaker?

Topic by erikiksaz    |  last reply


What do I need to be able to charge my bluetooth headset from my laptop's USB port instead from the DC adapter?

The DC adapter that came with the bluetooth head set puts out about 5.4V but I haven't been able to find the current.  The adapter has no labels.  I know that the output from a USB port is about 5V and my headset has a Li-polymer cell.  I'm wondering if I could make a contraption that I could use to charge my bluetooth headset from my laptop's USB port? TIA... 7fold

Question by sevenfoldexurbanite    |  last reply


hi...was just wondering if there was a way i could use a telephone headset or an x360 headset to use skype?

 id appreciate the help...just a link even. thanks a ton in advance.?

Question by just lady    |  last reply


Will the Xbox head set work with games played over the network?

My friend and I have Xboxs that we plan to connect via WiFi(we live next to each other). If the game such as halo has headset capability will it work or do you need Live for it to work?

Question by BADWOLF1    |  last reply


Making an LG Stereo Adapter?

Hello, I have an LG GW520 and I have tried everywhere for an adapter to connect this to a stereo. I did find a company that advertised the adapter I needed but when I bought it it is the wrong size as the connection on other LG phones like the cookie models are different :( So basically I need an adapter with a 3.5mm female stereo jack on it. Is it possible to make one?... I've got lots of randoms wires and a headset that fits into the phone with one broken ear bud and a female stereo jack. When I've cut open the broken headset I've got two silver wires, and a purple, red and green wire bundled together and surrounded by fine copper and the female stereo jack has a black, red and brown wire. ....is it possible to connect these and how should I do it? Thanks for reading and I hope you can save my sanity before I just get mad and go an buy another phone that I can connect!

Question by PixieChick    |  last reply


Xbox 360 Headset can it work with Windows based PC?

Just wondering if Santa were to get this Xbox 360 Headset if it could also be used on the PC?

Question by MNkat55    |  last reply


How to check the USB headset other than PC?

Is there any equipment available to test the USB headset?

Question by Telekonnectors    |  last reply


How to get a plug out of Kindle headset plug?

My headset plug broke and got stuck in there. What do I do?

Question by JoeC329    |  last reply


How do Nokia headsets work, and how do we hack them?

My understanding of nokia headsets is limited, except for trying once to put a mic and a speaker directly wired to the phone's intputs. And nothing happening. And opening it up and finding a small chip amongst all the tiny SMD parts. Do the headsets have some kind of proprietry chip inside to prevent non-nokia headsets from being used? How does it work?

Question by Udon    |  last reply


Is there any way to turn a usb headset into one that uses 3.5mm jacks.

If anyone knows a way to do this it would be a great help.

Topic by rhds_rchrd    |  last reply


what can i do with an extra blue tooth headset?

What can i do with an extra blue tooth headset that is no more of any use?

Question by imakethings    |  last reply


XBOX 1 Headset Guts Inside an Old Turtle Beach Mic/Headphone

Hi, I have never posted here before, so if this is in the wrong place please let me know and I will move it. I have seen some guides on getting Turtle Beach headphones to work with the XBOX 1 chat adapter thingie. However, what I want to do is that I want to essentially replace the shell of the XBOX 1 chat headset with my old turtle beach headset shell - I just want the chat in one ear and the mic to work. Is that possible?

Topic by wags2284  


what kind of material should i start with to make prototype bluetooth headset casing ?

Looking to take apart a bluetooth headset and rebuild it to look completely different, maybe going with metals or even plastics not sure would be easier/cost effective. 

Question by cerius    |  last reply