DIY Custom-Moulded In-Ear Headphones

In-ear headphones are great, and you can even make your own noise-isolating pair for under a dollar. However, for a few more bucks and a bit more work, you can DIY a pair of in-ear monitors custom fit to your ears.

Just like the $US1 noise-isolating earbuds, this project is basically replacing your headphone's sleeves and with some more comfortable earplugs. Instead of just some cheap foam earplugs, though (which not only get dirty pretty quickly, but don't perfectly contour to everybody's ear shape), you use a DIY custom earplug kit for a super comfortable seal. To make them, you just form the silicone earplugs as normal, but stick your headphones into the other end. Once it sets, you can cut out a hole for the sound to actually travel through, after which you've got a seriously comfortable, noise-isolating set of earbuds. Hit the link for the full instructions.

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    I can't find the DIY ear plug molds in Australia, anybody know where I can get em without looking for overseas gear that costs more for postage than the actual item :)

      Actually I just found this mob, - "" - What a rip off!! :(

        Agreed, US price ~$11, AUST price ~$38.
        If someone from aust finds some let us know.

          You'd be better off just using sugru ( about $20, you'd be able to buy enough to make at least a dozen sets. You just need to put some soapy water or similar on the surface of your ear so the sugru doesn't stick.

            Actually I looked at them awhile ago and their prices and delivery charge from Britain to OZ was way too high, but now it's quite reasonable, so I bought some... Thanks bloke :]

    Ebay US has them cheaper and postage to Australia is under $5.

    For a few more dollars and a professional custom made earplug, visit

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