Archive For March 4, 2018

Build a “golden plated” headphone

Build a “golden plated” headphone

[I start this post 1st at https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Hi-Fi-Headphone-From-Scratch/]  I build this “golden plated” headphone from scratch with a pair of 40mm dynamic drivers. My goal was, as I named it a Hi-Fi headphone, it must beat or at least on par with my $100 Grado MS1. So I deliberately pick this close-end (mainly to control the distortion…

Build an in-ear earphone to compete with Sennhesier IE80

Build an in-ear earphone to compete with Sennhesier IE80

Sennheiser IE80 (see review below) was a benchmark of in-ear earphones. However, the $250 price is also prohibiting. This project is trying to reproduce the style/quality of its sound in a very cost-effective way – Do It By yourself!   The materials: Shell, dynamic drivers and cable (find all at shop of Earphone DIY Labs)…

Build a wooden headphone with 50mm dynamic drivers

Build a wooden headphone with 50mm dynamic drivers

This post is to share my experience building a genuine wood headphone with a pair of Hi-End 50mm dynamic drivers and a replaceable cable. See above for my final result. This design has 3 advantages to me that: Comparable sound quality with hundreds $ Hi-End earphones, where I put Sennheiser HD650 as benchmark. Both genuine…

How Headphone Dynamic Drivers Work

How Headphone Dynamic Drivers Work

  Introduction The most common transducer type in headphones is the dynamic driver. It’s basically a miniature version of the large driver you’d see in a typical speaker in the home. There are other headphone driver types, but for this article we’ll focus on the dynamic driver. The dynamic driver is a transducer that converts…

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