Intro: XBox 360 Wireless / Wired / Cordless Headset C/w Microphone
This the first thing I've ever shared online (please bear this in mind when it comes to the comments, although all comments, good or bad are welcome).
In this Instructable I'll show you how to mod an old pair of headphones to make an xBox 360 Headset. There are 2 options here, wired or wireless, the choice is yours.
Heres what you'll need -
1x Headphones, wired (with inline volume control if possible) or wireless / cordless
1x Basic 360 headset (available on eBay for less than �5)
1x Small Screw (approx. 5/6mm long)
Insulating Tape or Heat Shrink (black if possible)
Drill & Drill Bits
Small +head Screw Driver
Step 1: Dismantling the Headset / Headphones
This is quite easily done. If you look carefully at the back of the earpiece of the original xBox headset you will see small tabs which can be pressed with a small screwdriver to seperate the earpiece from the headset. Next take your soldering iron and seperate the cable from the controller from the earpiece and microphone (take note of which wire goes where). Then remove the small screw which secures the micrphone boom to the headset.
Next dismantle one of the earcups of your headphones. Be careful doing this as different headphones seperate in different ways. Some just pull again, others twist. I ended up breaking the clips which hold mine together so ened up having to glue it back on.
Step 2: Preparing the Headset
Now get your drill and make a hole in the headphone cup. I'd advise keeping it closer to the front as the boom is quite short when you take the extra thickness of the earcups into account. Then you have to drill a small approx 1 mm up from the last. This is to allow the microphone cable to enter the earcup. Next, insert a small screw from back to front of the earcup as show in the pics. This is to prevent the boom been able to move 360 degrees.
Now fit the boom onto the new earcup, solder the wires again (both microphone and original earpiece wires) and tape / heatshrink your connections.
Step 3: Final Steps
All that left to do now is re-assemble the earcup and attach it back onto the headband.
To tidy things up (if using normal wired headphones) you can tape 2 wires running to the headphones together, I would however recommend the you cut some small pieces of heat shrink about 10mm long and slide them over the cables BEFORE you solder the connections. You will have to remove the wires from the headphones earpiece if you want to use the heat shrink method.
Now plug your headphones (transmitter unit if using wireless) into your TV's headphone socket, and plug the original headset plug into the controller. You can adjust the sound of you TV's volume control to a suitable level, and adjust the voice chat level using the original microphone volume control. You may also need to adjust ingame volumes to you own choice using the games own sound settings.
So thats it, my first instructable. I'm sure theres bits missing ut hopefully you'll all be able to work it out.
a.k.a - MysticalvibesNI (xBox live I.D)