Operation Headphones

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Operation Headphones

Postby [RS] pants_marshall » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:15 pm

Years ago i brought a set of medusa 5.1 headphones, even though they had careful handling they are prone to breaking on one side which happened to me as i was putting them on.

The Mission is to use the existing innards of the set and put them into a new housing (i used some ear defenders £16 from amazon).

This is what i've had to use for the last 6-7 years....

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Right first things first unscrew the speakers from the cups..

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Once done i can get inside and start to de-solder the wires..

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Time to cut away and file down the extra plastic so they fit into the new cups, this is handy as they fit nicely and i dont need to fuck about too much with them to get them in :D

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Next up....getting the rest of the wire that connects the two speakers up, out of the old housing...a few screws here and there..

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The wire is in poor condition, but not a problem...shrink sleeving is your friend when you get times like these :D

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Da DAAAAA.....the wire is out and the speakers are ready..

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After 'Fixing' the wire with shrink sleeving, time to get them through the new housing..

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A drilled hole and the wire is ready to be passed through and glued one of the cups..
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Time now to glue in place what i believe to be the crossover (could be wrong here i havent a clue, but its going in anyway;))
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SOLDER TIME!!!!
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GLUE TIME!!!!
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After much gluing and soldering, the other side got done too. I was running out of time at work so no pics of it (lucky you lot).






Finally i can now reveal my new headphones :wave:

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Re: Operation Headphones

Postby [RS] Snapper » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:06 pm

Nice job, Pants!...although I think I would have just bought myself a new pair rather than doing all that.

Kudos for going MacGyver style though :thumbup:

...do they actually sound any good? Better than the old ones?
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Re: Operation Headphones

Postby [RS]BrainDamaged » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:34 pm

Fair play for rebuilding them, Do they Still work?
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