Don't need no stinkin' headphone adapter.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Big-TDI-Guy, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Now you do this ENTIRELY @ your own risk.

    You could damage the headphones, iphone, yourself or any combination thereof.

    Hanzo Steel not required, but reccomended.
     

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  3. ctakim macrumors 6502

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    I was afraid to take a knife to my noise isolating earphones, but I over came my fear and took the big step!:eek: It was a lot easier than I thought and the end result works great and it doesn't even look like a hack job. I have Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5's.

    No bris ceremony, though!:)
     
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  5. Big-TDI-Guy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It was a very difficult procedure, and a LOT of work went into the this Aero-Space Ceritified Process.

    I just wanted to make it so easy, that even Nasa could do it.

    The following survived this procedure with minimal complications:

    Ultimate Ears Super Fi 5EBs - success, but the rubber is glued pretty (#*$ing good, so required a bit more work.

    Computer audio cable ("practice run") - success.

    Sony MDR-EX90LP - success. *** To you all who love sound isolation / deep bass - these BLOW AWAY my Ultimate Ears Super Fis -- the secret is an incredibly easy / effective modification. PM me if you actually have these and are willing to operate. I'll only make my next "procedure" on demand. I need to get back to moon-landing documents now.
     
  6. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ...

    That reminded me of those people on Digg who post comments like this:

    1. Get a knife/blade
    2. Cut headphone jack
    3. ???
    4. Profit

    Like it was said before, A++ on the visuals.
     
  7. gootz macrumors member

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    Nice! I did the same thing to all my other headphones. I refuse to pay for a headphone adapter.
     
  8. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    I wonder how many people that use that meme actually know where it comes from?
     
  9. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I learned something today. I thought it was just something geeks liked to say ... :cool:
     
  10. yotaguy macrumors member

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    I did this the first day i got my iphone...

    I cut off all of the plastic\rubber on the outside of the connector and covered it with heatshrink...works great.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Unfortunately my V-Moda earplugs are metal so no cutting can be done afaik.
     
  12. Kelly™ macrumors regular

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    <.<
    >.>

    -whips out cutting torch and a bottle of vodka-
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Vokda???? ummy ummy in my tummy. ;)
    Just make sure it's top shelf. :) I like it on top. :)
     
  14. Kelly™ macrumors regular

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    o.o
    -brings two bottles to seal the deal-
    :p
     
  15. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    i did this with my big sony headphones, worked great
     
  16. hobo macrumors regular

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    Did this to my Shure E3s, work great. I miss having my button though, so I'm hacking them up and putting them on the white wires as soon as I find a new soldering iron.

    Why am I doing this and refusing to cut up my E2s? What's wrong with me? Hah!
     
  17. EricMD21 macrumors newbie

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    I just used this technique on my cheapo skull candy headphones and it worked really really well. I used an extremely dull hobby knife with no casualties. Finger nail clippers also help alot.
     
  18. wrboyce macrumors 6502

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    Let me know how this goes - I've been meaning to get around to doing it for a while, I love the mic/button on the iPhone Stock headphones, they're the first people to get it right!
     
  19. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I wish someone else would come up with a clone of this system, I don't fancy soldering my CX300 buds onto the ends of my iphone headphones cables (yet).

    Either that or I might put up with better Apple buds with this feature.

    Apple: there's money to be made here.

    btw. I filed my Sennheiser CX300s down to fit my iPhone, despite having stumped up for the Belkin adapter.
     
  20. Big-TDI-Guy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I soldered my UE 5Pros to my stock earbuds - works fine - but the wire used in both proved a lot more difficult to solder than I first expected. Had to dip the wires into mild Nitric acid to strip the coating before I could flow any solder.

    My sony earbuds sound a lot better - so my UEs are my "work" headphones.
     
  21. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    yes!, i was going to post this,,, but I'm glad someone beat me to it
     
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  23. Big-TDI-Guy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You say tacocat and I say tacocat.

    But they both accomplish things quite well.

    My tacocat is cheaper, though. :D
     
  24. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Taco, cat? mmm woman kitty.

    I'm holding you to your sig about Tiger. ;)

    A-GTI-Guy.
     
  25. Big-TDI-Guy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My GTI (Get Ticket Immediately - Velocity Reduction 6) is 6 feet to the right of my TDI (Toxic Diesel Incinerator). :D

    And, for the record: tacocat
     

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