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458558465Kdlhxb ThRPS writes “Low tech how-to on making sound insulating earphones for listening to music while drumming, operating machinery (or doing anything else in a loud enviro) using cheap ear protectors and headphones.” Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. witczak says:

    Two words: Big deal?

  2. witczak says:

    Show me something challenging like noise cancellation headphones.

  3. unterhausen says:

    I’m sure there are still headphones that offer fairly high levels of isolation from the outside world.

    It would be cool to make your own noise cancelling headphones. I went to a talk once by someone who had done their Ph.D. thesis on the subject. When it came down to the algorithm actually used, the presenter said it was too hard to explain and skipped it.

  4. Gutbucketeer says:

    Thanks for the idea. I decided to avoid soldering, by popping the ear padding off the ear cups and cutting a slit in the bottom of the cup rather than drilling a hole. When I reassemble everything it works great! I baught the ear protectors for $11 at Home Despot.


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