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Questions tagged [headphones]

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Does this headphone jack-type component exist?

For a personal project, I'm looking for kind of equipment that acts like headphone jack and plug, where the plug can be easily pulled out after applying some force on the wire. However, the problem ...
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Changing microphone's jack to headphone's jack

I was trying to change my microphone's jack into my headphones with mic jack by cutting my microphone's wire and connect it to my headphone jack's wires. But these 4 color coded wires makes me ...
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Are headphones with EMF measurement of 10,000 milligauss harmful to me?

I used a EMF detector app on my phone and measured the EMF output on my wired headphones. It measured around 10,000 milligauss on one part of both ear cups. Since wearing these headphones on my head ...
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Planned obsolescence / failure of consumer electronics / kill switch [closed]

General question for those who have worked in the consumer electronics industry: Are small rechargeable devices (like bluetooth audio devices specifically) designed to fail after a set time to force ...
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How do I appropriately power a headphone amplifier and where do I place the volume regulating potentiometers?

At the moment I am building a device that splits an analog stereo audio signal into 3 signals and amplifies 2 signals for headphones. I need to know how to supply -12VDC and where to put the volume ...
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How can I connect these two wires? [closed]

I wanted to tinker with the microcontroller of the headphones so I cut the solder between these two wires, to stop the power supply. Now when I connect the black wire (power ground) lead to the ...
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Output impedance and loudness

I've a DAC for headphones (GeekOut 720) which has two output jacks with different impedances: 47 Ohm (with a large headphone icon next to it) and 0.47 Ohm (with a small headphone icon next to it). I'...
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I've become an electrical conductor for my headphones… but how?

So I have a pair of Bose noise-cancellation headphones that I plug into my keyboard every night to charge them (via my keyboard's USB port). My keyboard happens to be a metallic Apple keyboard. You ...
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Replacing a broken 3.5mm audio jack with a different one, why does each cable have different amount of wires?

I found a nice speaker system that seems to work except the 3.5mm audio jack is damaged (it's missing the tip of the conductor for left channel audio). I gathered some broken audio cables with 3.5mm ...
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How to wire headphone switch correctly in audio amp (LM4875) circuit?

I'm working on a circuit for a small audio device and I'm a bit confused about the headphone jack wiring, I hope someone can shed me some light. I'm using the LM4875 because I have a speaker and a ...
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Would an audio signal be degraded by adding a 0.45 ohm resistor?

I have a pair of expensive in-ear monitors (earbuds). Each side utilizes six balanced-armature drivers and a passive crossover. The right side is quieter than the left side. The headphone wires are ...
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Regarding headphones [closed]

i have a headphone. it it having problem while listining to music. it is having wheel like structure to increase music. the wheel like structure is having problems. when i press it little or roll it ...
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Increase headphone impedance using resistors

I have an LG-V30 cellphone, which has an integrated headphone amp with two modes for audio reproduction depending on the headphones you plug in. Normal mode for headphones under 50 ohm, low output, ...
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How come sound is muffled in my headphones even though all pins have continuity

I was wondering why my headphones sound muffled until I put pressure on the cable even if all the contacts on one side have continuity with the contacts on the other side. Picture for clarification: ...
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How to switch off from headphone jack insertion

I am trying to control a boost converter - I want it on when headphone jack inserted and off otherwise. It is on when it's EN pin is >1V and off when EN pin<0.2V. I would also like to be able to ...
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What type of headphone connector is this? [closed]

I got a pair of Onkyo headphones as a gift a while ago, and now one of the connectors on the cable broke (the red one in the picture). What type of cable connector is this? Searching the Onkyo ...
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Bluetooth headphones pair to some unknown device. Can't pair to my source [closed]

Apparently, there's some BlueTooth source in the building with a policy of "pair to everything". I am NOT able to find that and snap its neck off! For the headphones: I use the "restart" procedure, ...
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How can I mechanically secure a headphone cable after soldering on a new connector?

My headphone (Sennheiser HD 265) has a socketed connection between cable and headphone. The headphone cable had come loose, so I bought a new connector and soldered the headphone cable to it. The ...
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Quieting headphone pop: Would it work to put a discharge resistor in a custom dongle?

When I leave my favorite headphones connected to my favorite smartphone or laptop when I'm not currently playing any audio, I periodically hear a small pop/click/crackle. I suspect it happens when ...
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PC Headset crosstalk

I had issues with crosstalk (microphone picking up headphones sounds) and thought it was caused by headset. So I removed headset's original cable, put 4 pole female 3.5mm jack on the headset and ...
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Make audio jack detect headphone without actually putting headphones plug in

I am making a solution where I want to control headphone detection by PC externally as I have no control over the PC to do it through software. Below are my attempted solutions. My first try was to ...
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How i can use the same audio jack for input line and headphone output

I have an audio circuit that can record and play audio (saw schematic). I have a DAC and a class D amplifier for playing audio through headphone but i wanted to try to use the same audio jack for ...
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Headphone amplifier with OPA2227

I found this schematics and I want to replace op amps with OPA2227. Can it be done? When having two channels, is 4.5VA transformer sufficient? Where can I place volume control? Thank you very much!
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Headphone Audio Noise

I built an audio mixer, and tested it with two different pairs of headphones. When I test it with one pair of headphones (I'll call Headphones #1), there is no noise (except for a few "pop" sounds ...
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Headphone amplifier for guitar with stereo MP3 input - mixing

I'm building a practice amplifier for my girlfriend who is learning to play the bass guitar. I'm a reasonably experienced electronics builder so building something to plug a guitar and headphones into ...
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Raspberry Pi and detecting TSR Sterio Audio connected method

I'm working on a portable Raspberry Pi 3 console. I've completed the proof of concept, that I call Port-a-pi. It has two speakers in it (Left/Right) with a small amp (Adafruit TPA2016) That does the ...
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Kids Bluetooth Headphone Volume Limit mod

I have purchased a set of NIA X2 Bluetooth headphones for my kid which are very convenient. However, my advice for lowering the volume is constantly bypassed, so I would like to mod them in order to ...
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How does headphone volume correspond to driver excursion?

I was curious about how driver excursion in a headphone corresponds to the volume that music is playing at. For this question, let's use my current headphone as an example. It's the Audio Technica ...
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sensitivity vs impedance of headphone

My understanding of the audio domain is very bad and I apologize for that. In a Wikipedia article, they say in the "History" section that "Those headphones used with early wireless radio had to be ...
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how to drive 1930s bakelite headphones

I’ve received a very old pair of mono bakelite headphones that I would like to re-use for demonstration purposes. Just for voice audio and morse code tones. The writings on the side of each headphone:...
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Why places capacitors in front of the line to a (headphone) audio speaker?

I'm using this module based on the popular bluetooth module CSR8635 https://www.tinyosshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=875 I was wondering why, in the right-hand side of the ...
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Is it possible to bring wired headphones into bluetooth one?

Newbie question, but I can't find better place to ask... I have K. in-ear wired headphones which i love so much, but now their jack broke. I'm not in able to buy expensive wireless headphones, but ...
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3.5 male to IR Transmitter - Receiver [amplified] back to 3.5 female

Trying to recreate a DIY headphone with IR transmitter and receiver I already searched this is what I have found so far: 1.- http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-transmitter-for-iPhone-iPod/ [...
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Why do faulty headphones make MP3s sound low bitrate when I touch the wire? [closed]

I have a pair of headphones which came with my phone. They're the standard type that comes with a mobile phone - TRSS 3.5mm jack with an inline microphone. I was listening to Spotify on my phone. I ...
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Detect if bud earphones are in ear

I have bud earphones, through which I am listening to music. Air pressure in my ear (after inserting the earphones) is presumably slightly higher than the pressure of the surrounding air outside of my ...
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TRRS 3.5 mm Audio Plug (male) into a printed circuit board

Have a device I'd like to plug into a headphone jack of a cell phone. Wanted to start making some more professional prototypes; print my first circuit boards, etc. I'd like to be able to implement a ...
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Headphone Amplifier circuit problem

I have to design a headphone amplifier circuit. We are told the impedance of the headphones and the minimum voltage they require and also the voltage source. After researching I have found that the ...
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Driving a speaker without a DAC

I was reading about Audiotechnica's new "Pure Digital Drive" headphone drivers here, and I can't understand how their drive scheme would be better than having a regular DAC feeding into the voice coil....
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Why are there not more incompatibilities in 3.5mm audio jacks?

I use 3.5mm audio jacks for my boom box, laptop, android phone, iPhone, iPod Touch, portable personal analog FM radio (no external speakers), and my classical sound system on a shelf. I assumed that ...
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How should I connect a braided shield 2-core cable with a headphone plug with three cores

I'm a beginner in Electronics. The cable has two cores and a braided shield. What should I do about the ground?
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Noise Cancelling Headphone Rewiring

I recently got a pair of noise cancelling headphones. Unfortunately they use a three prong design that only works on old airplane headphone jacks. I was wondering if there is any way I can reconnect ...
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Loud pop noise while plugging to a headphones jack

I have a Panasonic RX-ES29 boombox with a type C plug (ungrounded). I sometimes hear a relatively loud snap/pop sound in the right speaker of my headphones while I completely plug them into the ...
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How to determine quality of headphone earbuds by spec sheet?

I have been doing some work with cheap headphone earbuds for quite a while now. I was wondering, when buying earbuds in bulk, if there was any way to tell what the sound quality would be before ...
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Connecting DAC to line out and headphones

I am designing a PCB with a stereo DAC UDA1334BTS and two stereo jacks -- one for "line out" and the second one for headphones. My original plan was to connect the DAC output both directly to the "...
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Headphones volume controls do not work after 4 pole jack repair

I have been repairing the jack for my pair of Sennheisers for Android (I have done 3 attempts so far) but I can't seem to make the volume controls work. To clarify, after the repair, the sound is ...
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Does the electrical impedance of a headphone depend more on the cable or on the headphone itself?

I'm currently considering buying a defect headphone with a built-in broken cable which would be quite expensive otherwise. I'm quite sure I'm able to solder a new cable onto the headphone to fix it. ...
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My headphones have 4 wires instead of just 3 [closed]

I cut into my headphone cable to repair the headphone plug and instead of the standard "3 wires" I read about all the time mine has four: 1 red (I assume right) 1 blue (I assume left) 1 white (???) 1 ...
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Join independent amp grounds to common headphone ground?

I have mounted a raspberry PI inside an old rotary dial phone. I put an Adafruit stereo speaker bonnet on the Pi. It provides 3w to two entirely separate circuits for true stereo separation. I ...
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Stereo phone jack: purpose of terminals 1 and 6

Here's the datasheet While I understand pins/pads 2-5, why it has 1 and 6 instead of having just single terminal? Is it like ground and protective ground? Where am I expected to connect 1 and 6? One ...
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increasing impedance of headphones

I have headphones with differential input and impedance of 8 ohms. I need to drive this headphone with some DAC with built in headphone driver (Currently I have chosen ADAU1772). DAC's datasheet ...