my alternative to the Apple headphones

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jjvaldez

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my alternative to the Apple headphones:

i got tired of the headphones that my iPhone came with.. i saw this on here so i took a stab at it... and i love it now....














 

Iron Grip

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"Sorry, my friend's a little slow"
Jim Carey

What exactly did you do there?

Those look like the real deal production models. :eek:

F'n ell I had no idea this was a genius only forum. :)
 

jjvaldez

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thanks.. it took a while but i swapped out the the Apple earbuds [ that hurt and fell out all the time] and replaced them with in ear buds.... this let me keep the clicker usage....
 

bigmac

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instad of breaking open the earbud, can you just cut and splice above the microphone? and replace the earpiece itself? I have bose headphone, but an expensive mistake if I mess up!
 

jjvaldez

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instad of breaking open the earbud, can you just cut and splice above the microphone? and replace the earpiece itself? I have bose headphone, but an expensive mistake if I mess up!
yes im sure that you can do that.. just make sure that the correct cables are touching when you put then back together and to make it look clean you have to get shrink wrap that is the same color to make it look clean...

good luck... let me if you do it and how it goes...
 

climr

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instad of breaking open the earbud, can you just cut and splice above the microphone? and replace the earpiece itself? I have bose headphone, but an expensive mistake if I mess up!
This wouldn't be a good long term solution. The wires in there are VERY small and they would actually pull out of the rubber jacket quite a bit since there would be no strain relief. Also, there is so little room inside the jacket, that one wire is coated/dipped with a thin insulating material. You'd have to get this coating off before you could solder the wires.

We briefly tried this approach on some earphones that are glued shut, but quickly decided it's a bad idea! :laugh2:

Brad
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www.ultimatebuds.com
 

pkells1

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i just did this with my Apple in-ear headphones and it turned out great. there's a video up on youtube, just go to youtube and type in earbuds and there'll be a video called iPhone earbud replacement. check it out.

also, i've never been too nerdily inclined so this was my first time actually using a soldering iron (although i've known how to use one) but it was very straight forward. i suggest you give it a shot.