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Transforming dead earbuds into POWERFUL wireless speakers 

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Got an old pair of headphones? Time to turn them into speakers! Also, new Audible members get a 30-day free trial. Visit audible.com/diyperks or text "diyperks" to 500 500 to try Audible today!

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Broken Galaxy Buds (ebay): ebay.us/ehwwHX
(UK link: ebay.us/fwrmmp)

Speaker drivers:
2" subwoofer and radiator: www.soundimports.eu/en/tang-band-pr08-a.html
2" mid/treble unit: www.soundimports.eu/en/tectonic-elements-tebm35c10-4.html

Amplifier:
(US) amzn.to/3u8yjb5
(UK) amzn.to/3t3Y1Mv
Protected batteries: uk.rs-online.com/web/p/speciality-size-rechargeable-batteries/8801558/

The guide will be uploaded shortly.

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Apr 30, 2021

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Comments 98   
Brad
Brad 19 minutes ago
They sounded muffled compared to the Bose
christian felder
the bose ones sound a lot better
Mamush Batgat
Mamush Batgat 2 hours ago
Idea for another video: create a HIEND furniture. they are absurdly expensive
acdiaz
acdiaz 2 hours ago
This amazing. Do you blueprints or pdf of all the items and Information on making these
phil langstrom
phil langstrom 2 hours ago
sounded a bit dry they need a high rang tweeter
DIY MAKER
DIY MAKER 3 hours ago
I swear i just watched ur data recovery from hdd vid which was 7 yrs ago. You literally get 2 mil veiws now . Im hapy for u
spdf
spdf 4 hours ago
When's the guide coming?
BigDirtyBastard
BigDirtyBastard 4 hours ago
Remind me of Portal Turrets! The Cake was a LIE!
Uncle Damfee
Uncle Damfee 5 hours ago
How can anyone dislike this mans videos? He's a youtube treasure. Love his outlook, his passion, and how fucking genuine this man is.
PhantomKing3
PhantomKing3 6 hours ago
can you do more us links in your videos description
vince loizzo
vince loizzo 7 hours ago
your build are incredible keep up the good work (just subbed)
André Torres
André Torres 9 hours ago
I'm listening to his new speakers in the same Bose Speaker that he's compairing and thinking, "yeah, sure, it actually sounds better"
Manoj
Manoj 10 hours ago
I don't know why but he reminds me a South African cricketer AB Devilliers 🙂
Noel
Noel 10 hours ago
Where do you got these feet from?
Z The Apostolic Kid
Z The Apostolic Kid 11 hours ago
Nobody can just do this if they already afford a speaker
dimuthu prabod
dimuthu prabod 12 hours ago
Plz add sinhala subtitles ( cc )
Niccolò Cavalet
Niccolò Cavalet 12 hours ago
This is amazing, i was about to waste a pair of broken tws, but after seeing this I think I'll try to make it!! Only one thing: is it possible for you to make the batteries rechargeable via USB while inside the speaker? Thank you
Noel
Noel 12 hours ago
Where is the full guide?
James Farnsworth
James Farnsworth 12 hours ago
You're a badass!! That was cool
pit uni
pit uni 12 hours ago
When are you going to show us the guide for making the hobbit-like house??
vivek dahale
vivek dahale 13 hours ago
You are fantastic and your presentation and speech is very audible
Marz
Marz 13 hours ago
Can you upload the instructions for the blue tooth speakers please
Mustafa Ak
Mustafa Ak 13 hours ago
Wallahi aklıma gelmişti
Joaquin Juarez
Joaquin Juarez 13 hours ago
Project Guide??
Luna Ruiz
Luna Ruiz 13 hours ago
I’d like to see something like this but with a way to be powered via usb so I can use a battery bank instead.
Nick Dannunzio
Nick Dannunzio 14 hours ago
Have you ever ran them constantly and monitored the time to determine an approximate "play time" before the batteries would need to be recharged...???
Bruno Spandonari
Bruno Spandonari 16 hours ago
thanks!!!!, i´ll do mines with old pair JBLs control 1 !!!
Mohammad Belouni
Mohammad Belouni 16 hours ago
I wish i saw this video 1 month ago 🤣
Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan 16 hours ago
Great
Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma 16 hours ago
Aah So satisfying aesthetics 😌
John Coops
John Coops 16 hours ago
Freaks me out every time he says "Ear BOOODs". Such an odd accent, pretending to speak English?
DJZofPCB
DJZofPCB 16 hours ago
I think i missed something... dont you have to push a button on the headphones to turn them on? I didnt see you address that switch, rather I heard you say that you will replace the battery and can add a switch? how does a switch to the battery and not the proper switch work? is it safe to assume that all headphones come on when there is a battery? without the actual on off button being pressed?.... signed "trying to understand"
Xsauce
Xsauce 17 hours ago
Where is the guide ?
K Granell
K Granell 17 hours ago
Should’ve added a pair button
Re - Start
Re - Start 17 hours ago
Where is the guide??
mlune666
mlune666 18 hours ago
When and were will the guide be? I really want a set. I would have added a charger module to the units, easier than removing the batteries all the time.
Tech Explosion
Tech Explosion 19 hours ago
Sub 🐶 er
Ruiz Brandon
Ruiz Brandon 19 hours ago
Man i enjoy watching Movies like this.
Pixelated
Pixelated 19 hours ago
I like how he says use old earbuds like it's gonna be a cheap project. Then mentioned he used a $30000 CNC machine. Lol. This would only be moderately doable by most people if they use old speaker boxes as well and just concentrated on getting the electronics all sorted out. I could probably buy a reasonably cheap used car for what it actually cost this guy.
andres lopez
andres lopez 20 hours ago
I can open the airbuds that’s it.but I watched the whole video 😂
REG B
REG B 22 hours ago
i have a knife and a screwdriver can i make one to?
Veronique Giselle
Veronique Giselle 23 hours ago
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Ritwik Gossain
hi
The Gaming Smashers
3 m soon
Aries Throttle
Wattage of the amp? Tnx
Re - Start
Re - Start 17 hours ago
30x2
nzalog
nzalog Day ago
How would you pair them to another device... ?
John Schultz
John Schultz Day ago
Fantastic project. Very enjoyable content. Thank you for sharing your skills.
The Modern Craftsman
I'm waiting for the guide so that I can build this
Dbitz
Dbitz Day ago
I mean I was on board, brilliant idea.. one thing though. That was not a chamfer router bit... chamfer’s are flat. That was possibly a ‘no file’ or 1/8” round over bit... which can add a nice consistent touch. So does a bit of sand paper... cheaper and far less fussy as a bonus. for those that end up disappointed by a search for a chamfer bit looking similar to the one he mentions in this video..
Ben Cully
Ben Cully Day ago
Listening to this video on planar speakers.... DIY speaker sounds so muddy compared to the off the shelf. I would have added tweeters to bring out the top end. End product looks awesome though!
John Smith
John Smith Day ago
What a liar and jackass. A 2 inch woofer (it's NOT a fucking subwoofer) CANNOT go low, never mind "incredibly low" and it will NOT run a passive radiator etc. Stupid liar. Spend $69 and get a Klipsch bluetooth speaker.
Natsu Dragneel
you can't do this on an apple airpods
Mesirionye Emmanuel
AS A PRODUCER I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR A SET OF SPEAKERS LIKE THESE THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL
José Guilherme Almeida Motta Santos
Would you, please, consider making a wind turbine or solar panel to power a entire home?
Hakuna matata
I got about 3 pairs of AirPods bet they’re awesome to use instead of cheap crappy ones and I bet a 500watt speaker is way better!
G K
G K Day ago
Interesting way to recycle but just curious.. Why didn't you add a way to just charge the batteries without taking the back apart? Just wire the rechargeables upto a USB-C adapter?
claudiu durlai
Hey Matt. What do you think about this? us-first.info/player/video/psylZaqiYHp0a6c.html
ivan sky
ivan sky Day ago
Don't you need to have the same exact speakers to hear the quality of the speakers
ivan sky
ivan sky Day ago
Because if your speakers suck this speaker will sound trash
Nathan Wolff
Nathan Wolff Day ago
When will the guide be uploaded? I'd really like to build this.
sunil majevadia
I would love to make this but you haven’t got the diagrams for the circuit And where can I get the resistors and the capacity that you are using I am not an electrician but I would love to make this
Tathagata Roy
Sir can you please help My old laptop screen doesn't have any serial number It does but that is YQ700D087 I have no idea what to do Please help !!!!!!
Dr. XD_eceptive
As fabulous as always, diy perk is a gem for diy community
Chris Mintjes
I would like to know how long they last on a full load.
Richard Wilson
I'd love to see these with an input to charge the batteries with a charge cube instead of having to remove them.
Ahamefula Levi
Your attention to detail man! Respect.
Net Needing Systems
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
َletyoudown
َletyoudown Day ago
Congratulations for 3 million subscribers 🥳
Vaibhav Mayekar
superb work wonderful idea. Nice finishing.
Anil Patni
Anil Patni Day ago
😜😜😜👎👎
Captain Rex
Captain Rex Day ago
I would love to buy these if they were on the market
Yurie 「ユリエ」
thats some noticeable sound quality difference even with my junkass headphone! nicely done!
SB45 Saransh Kumar
PLEASE upload the guide 🙏. Love your ideas, I get them too but I'm too lazy to act. You inspire me though, and I respect you for that.
SB45 Saransh Kumar
@billyboi456 When I click the layout link it says “Oops! We couldn't find that page.”
SB45 Saransh Kumar
SB45 Saransh Kumar 2 hours ago
@billyboi456 In the 3-cap circuit, the center one was 8.2 ohms 1% and the two side-ones were 33 ohms 1%. I didn't get "33.6" though. And all the rest of the resistors are 110 ohms 1%. So you are absolutely correct.
billyboi456
billyboi456 8 hours ago
Can someone help me identify this resistor? i.imgur.com/Vgw2Rwa.png I think it's an 8.26 Ohm 1% but I can't tell for sure
billyboi456
billyboi456 13 hours ago
If anyone sees a mistake or a something that seems off, let me know, I can update the diagram. I'll also see if I can finish off the whole circuit this weekend
billyboi456
billyboi456 15 hours ago
@SB45 Saransh Kumar Ok great, I think I have a decent layout of the audio signal circuitry so far. i.imgur.com/bU6jFg6.jpg
Kelig Avignon
But how do you "pair" new phones on these ?
Phillip Woody Shepherd
99.999% of viewers will never build these.
UrbyPilot21
UrbyPilot21 Day ago
The DIY speakers seem to have a deeper bass.
Cody Andrews
Cody Andrews Day ago
Stuff this this just go get 2 UE speakers, pair them and put it on stereo 😂🤷🏼‍♂️
Hola Como Estás
Dang this really tempt me to finally do one of the Matt’s projects, this is super cool and it’s really a super useful idea
Claudio RodriguesBCn
Excelente
Robert Vogl
Robert Vogl Day ago
Hey Matt! That's by far the best diy speaker project I've seen in a while! I'd love to build then myself. But where can I find the details (eg for the x-overs)? Do you share this information on patreon only?
AC Collection
AC Collection 2 days ago
This is really cool!
harkirat singh
harkirat singh 2 days ago
HOW TO TURN EARPHONES ???
Prabhasa Madubhashana
any news on the guide
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BobRooney
BobRooney 2 days ago
very exquisite and very detailed. your workmanship is stellar! wish i had this stuff on hand to try this project. problem for me is the cost. all that raw material plus the buds, the speakers/sub, amps, switches, lithium batteries, and battery pack would cost me more than just buying a good brand setup, like the waterproof JBL Boombox.
Cr Sankar
Cr Sankar 2 days ago
Awesome one bro
John Rogers-Thorn
What about WiF, my respets if easier to installk
Drr Rr
Drr Rr 2 days ago
The best way. PUT UR BUDS IN AS CENTER
Ricardo Leonard
Ricardo Leonard 2 days ago
@DIY Perks the guide??? Frequency low pass filter details please..
Jismon Pc
Jismon Pc Hour ago
I too waiting for that
Kent Wisdom
Kent Wisdom 2 days ago
This guy's voice is just so nice to listen to. I wish i could buy those speakers.
xplmr1
xplmr1 2 days ago
All that and no charge port? I hate my kids toys that require a screw driver to access the batteries and usually there's only one screw!
The Central Scrutinizer
guaranteed not one viewer here even attempted to make these....who's got a complete woodshop and electronics lab @ their disposal....LMFAO
RealTeam Gaming
RealTeam Gaming 2 days ago
11:05 Your car stereo's screwed.
Mike B
Mike B 2 days ago
12 days and still no filter guide.
MelomenOne
MelomenOne 2 days ago
bose sounds much better
Darp Malone
Darp Malone 2 days ago
Cool project. I've been checking back daily for some more info on the lpf / hpf. Any ETA?... Thanks
Angel Espinales
Angel Espinales 2 days ago
Me listening to this on my fucked up airpods
William Tilden
William Tilden 2 days ago
Proper speaker building requires use of Thiele/Small parameters for creating the containing cabinetry. While this build will give you Mid-Fi, it will not give you HiFi. us-first.info/player/video/sLN9d5mKcaKLk2A.html I doubt these speakers can go much below 70 hz, which is my guess due to driver size and probable builders lack of regard to T/S parameters in the build. That is not in the "incredibly low" range, which is enthusiastically promised, if that is, indeed, the case. I do believe these speakers could sound better than other commercial mini speakers, but that's a low bar to surpass. With better utilization of T/S parameters, the odds are a much better product could result.
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