Audiofiles. Ever found yourself, like me, working in a high-noise area, and being stuck with crappy earbuds that couldn't block a fly with a greyhound windshield, let alone the background noise so you can hear your music?
Then this is a mod for you. I work for my parents, and run a shop-vac for many hours a day, plus other high-noise items. Its annoying to try and listen to my MP3 player with all the background interference! And if I crank the volume to bypass that, the music gets distorted. GAH! So what can we do about this? Well, now that you've read my reasons. Read HOW I fixed this problem, and adapt it for your own uses.
First, you need these items:
After that, crack open the headphone speaker cases with the pliers, and remove the speakers:
With this set, as you can see, the entire front part was glued to the speaker. This was actually good, in my situation. You may feel different.
Now onto the industrial hearing protectors. Make like a wonder-bra and LIFT and SEPARATE:
Insert the speaker, and with double sided tape, secure the wire in place:
After that, peel the other part of the tape off, and press the padding back into the casing.
Time: Five minutes.
Cost: Free, for me because I had everything here, but expect to pay about $35 to start from scratch.
Difficulty: (On a scale of
being the easiest,
being the hardest.) This is a