Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Headphone Systems Everything to do with Headphones

high quality earbud modification into a headset?
high quality earbud modification into a headset?
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th November 2011, 02:04 PM   #1
Skree is offline Skree  United Kingdom
diyAudio Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Default high quality earbud modification into a headset?

I use a mobile phone (with an excellent mp3 player) as my only portable source. But i also use it as a mobile phone. I need a headset - but headsets sound bad.

I dislike canalphones, i can't use them as a pedestrian. I have a pair of Sony MDR-EX35s that i do use sometimes but generally i'll have to stick to the traditional earbud design like my sennheiser mx880s have. Modding is not beyond me - i think i've come up with a plan to do it:

cut off original plug, solder in a 4 pole 3.5mm headset jack, run a second coax along the main earphone cable, up to a standard headset clip microphone (came with the phone) which the earphone cables run through. sleeve the cable with fabric between plug and clip mic.

looking at cheapish gold plated straight plugs, or a cheapish not gold right angle plug.

How much difference, if any, would be made to either the sonys or the sennheisers by changing the plug? i know electronics but i'm relatively new to high grade audio.
  Reply With Quote


high quality earbud modification into a headset?Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help with Earbud repair Normanio Headphone Systems 2 29th June 2010 02:19 AM
High quality, high voltage (~250V) reservoir caps for PSU thadman Power Supplies 5 10th May 2010 09:18 PM
Low wattage, high efficiency, high quality? Nordic Multi-Way 5 4th September 2005 11:12 PM
High Power High Quality Digital Amp aspycaudio Digital Source 0 6th December 2003 09:49 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:36 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2018 diyAudio