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Make Your Own Noise-Isolating Earbuds From Silicone And Old Earplugs

The best earbuds offer some noise isolation. If the ones you have are awful or keep falling out of your ears, Instructables user NightHawkinLight has a method to make your own, customised noise-isolating earbuds using a pair of reusable earplugs, some clear silicone, and a little elbow grease.


My Never-Ending Search For Comfortable In-Ear Headphones

I’m a headphone junkie. I have headphones in all shapes and sizes, but there’s one small problem: I don’t like things that dig deep into my ears, which most traditional in-ear headphones do. So I’ve embarked on a search for more comfortable options… and it’s been more complicated than I expected.


Get Better Sound From Your Foam Earbuds With This Rolling Method

Foam earbud tips have a lot of advantages, but they can also alter the sound of your music. Tyll from InnerFidelity shares a tip for improving their sound.


Make Any Headphones Wireless With This Rechargeable DIY BluetoothBox

Instead of buying expensive Bluetooth headphones, you can turn any old set into wireless cans. Instructables user FuneLab shows you how, with his DIY BluetoothBox.


This DIY Headphone Holder Is Easy To Make, Built From Reclaimed Wood

It’s definitely more complicated than a couple of hooks in the wall or under your desk, but this DIY headphone holder has a lot of personality. It’s made from a block of reclaimed wood, and, according to Instructables user mikeasaurus, it was pretty easy to make.


Cut Down On Cable Noise By Wrapping Your Earbuds Behind Your Ear

Ever notice that when your earbud cable moves, you can hear it rustle in your ears? This cable noise is called microphonics, and there’s a simple trick you can use to avoid it.


Build Your Own Bone-Conducting Headphones

Bone-conducting headphones sound like strange gadgets, but they’re surprisingly easy to build. This video from Tinkernut walks you through the basics of speaker technology, and in the first minute or two tells you how to build a bone-conduction speaker you could easily house in a hollowed out pair of on-ear headphones or earmuffs.


Ask LH: How Can I Stop My Earphones From Breaking?

Dear Lifehacker, After going through my third pair of earphones for my mobile in recent times, I was wondering if there is a “preferred” way to keep the phone in your pocket? Do you have the lead facing upwards from the outside of the pocket, or down towards the groin? I’m sick of my earphones not lasting a year before the connection becomes sketchy.


Ask LH: Are High-End Headphones Really Worth The Money?

Dear Lifehacker, You guys often talk about headphones, and some of them are really expensive, costing $200 or more. I have a pair of $20 headphones that I love, and I’ve always wondered: are those high-end ones really worth it? What’s so special about expensive headphones that makes them better?


Comply Foam Tips Make Your Earbuds More Comfortable, Isolate Noise

Most earbuds use a silicone tip that works OK, but doesn’t always give you the best seal — which means outside noise will still creep in (and bass response will suffer). Comply memory foam tips are a good alternative, with a few caveats.


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