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Author:  jacobgolden [ 04 Jan 2013, 14:37 ]
Post subject:  DIY Headphones and Driver Options. Any Suggestions?

Hi (First Post)

I'm experimenting with building some headphones from scratch and would love some input on picking some appropriate full range drivers/speakers. I've been combing through the parts-express website and there are quite a few nice looking full range speaker options in that measure 2 - 3.5 inch.

Not really sure the appropriate ohms and wattage to look for... :confused:

I know most of these aren't designed specifically for headphones but do you think any of these would work in a set of oversize (Hifiman size cups)?

Some I was looking at -

HiWave BMR5 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 5W 8 Ohm
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=297-212

HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=299-208

Replacement Speaker Driver for Bose 901 4-1/2" 1 Ohm
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=290-922

I know you can contact Sennheiser direct and by drivers or cannibalize cheaper headphones but that is more then I want to spend. and I'm already working on some modded t50rp...

Any help, thoughts or links would be much appreciated. thanks!

Jacob

Author:  turk 182 [ 06 Jan 2013, 17:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: DIY Headphones and Driver Options. Any Suggestions?

i hope you have some old headphones with large earcups for your driver choices which i think might be a little on the overkill side but if you can make them fit into something and not give you a neck sprain,go for it!
you might want to google search 1" mylar "button" drivers with 1/4 to 1/2 watt rating that might be a better category of driver for the application you have in mind but that just me.

Author:  kmak [ 17 Mar 2013, 06:28 ]
Post subject:  Re: DIY Headphones and Driver Options. Any Suggestions?

You should find out some old headphones and take some parts from them. It will make your work easy.

Author:  mwhouston [ 17 Mar 2013, 17:58 ]
Post subject:  Re: DIY Headphones and Driver Options. Any Suggestions?

My personal combo is Audio-Thechnica Airs ATH-AD700 (big cans) and CMoy OPA2134 DIY driver. Or go for the Oatley K272A small tube driver. Not sure about making headphones. Even cheap ones can sound excellent.

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