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 or text "diyperks" to 500 500 to try Audible today!


Broken Galaxy Buds (ebay):
(UK link:

Speaker drivers:
2" subwoofer and radiator:
2" mid/treble unit:

Protected batteries:

The guide will be uploaded shortly.

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke 9 minutter siden
It's a fantastic project and they are looking awesome. Would be a bit more practical if charger is build in
Esteban LV
Esteban LV 18 minutter siden
>> "If prime audio quality isn't your main goal" >> Bluetooth
Gianluca 23 minutter siden
"yeah they sound good" *while listening from smartphone speakers
SmultiLab JSoares
SmultiLab JSoares Time siden
that looks great thank you for the idea .......You are a scientist ... you are the best...
Kyle Bukes
Kyle Bukes Time siden
You a Legend !
Foreverhere Time siden
You could add a 3S charger board with a 15v charger for the 12v battery and a 1S for the headphones with a buck converter for 5 volt forthe 4,2 volt battery. Or perhaps a 20v charger and 4S board for all of them.. but i am not sure if the connection between the earphone and amp will be messed up usingthe batteries this way, may need a ground separator perhaps. I have on a NOwindow video seen 3 pcs of cheap 1S boards with a diode in between them and a 15 volt charger being used for a 12 volt battery pack and that is easilly done with making it a 4S too. No balancer thatway perhaps.. one get 3S and 4S balancer boards too. Nice speakers, looks good :) Sounds likely good too, i could at least hear it was better stereo separation and sound than the Bose trough NOwindow and the likely compressed audio files and trough your camera and my diy headphones.. with the most powerful magnets i has ever seen on headphones speakers. The mounting screws did stand up by itself in a 45 degree magnetic pattern on them :) I did once buy lots of various types of headphone speakers and these was defective becourse bad storage or cargo so i bought i think 3 defective pairs for cheap on ebay, so i repaired them and did notice the exeptionally strong magnets, i can not find them on ebay today so perhaps lucky with that one.. so yeah, headphones are good, blows my Bose QC 15 headphones away. My ears are not as good as before unfortunately, cancer chemo and such 12 years ago, but i can still hear up to 6000 hz, so still like messing around with speakers and electronics as it has been a hobby for like 35 years. More into shortwave stuff nowadays to check out that area of electronics, diy LNA's, various loop antenna's and SDR radio's :) If you like speaker elements then check out ScanSpeak (Denmark, 1970) and Seas (Norway, 1956), they can be innovative and often goes counter current to get the sound right.
Microshark79 Time siden
I've done this with many Bluetooth headphones and smaller speakers this does not work unless a new mosfet higher driver is put in. the headphones themselves do not have a high enough mosfet driver to power these speakers that's the one thing that was not included into this build.
Pedro Navarrete
Pedro Navarrete Time siden
Well Done again.... Just one question.... Do mind listing the electronics, please? (the three sets of condensers + resistors).... and many thanks again....
Pedro Navarrete
Pedro Navarrete Time siden
I mean the filters....
UCHEY DIBIE Time siden
you see 18mins video, I see Hours of're awesome 💯💯💯
David Arap Kilel
David Arap Kilel Time siden
I love you are an awesome person
Olek Geuskens
Olek Geuskens 2 timer siden
he's talking like im going to build this
KLASIKS 2 timer siden
as more components are added i went from saying i will do this to i cant do this lol.nice
FinalFlash 2 timer siden
where is the guide
Owen Kozec
Owen Kozec 2 timer siden
would it be possible to add a charging port/mechanism within the unit to avoid taking the batteries out?
FinalFlash 2 timer siden
speakers are out of stock
Vincent I
Vincent I 2 timer siden
The tweeter (treble) range is not pronounced other than that ..l audio sounds good 🙂👍
Edman 2 timer siden
I'd call those PTSD or Portal Turret Speaker Duo :D Very nice!
radu 2 timer siden
One of the best projects yet! Thank you for your awesome content!
Sick Boi-Raphael
Sick Boi-Raphael 2 timer siden
that's a mad DIY!!!!!!!!! even better than the Bose, increditable !!!!
L Z 2 timer siden
Brilliant. Buying two matching Bluetooth speakers that are capable of stereo pairing is $$$. Could be easily adapted to some old second-hand/ thrift store computer or TV system speakers instead of building an entire enclosure.
Silas Clausen
Silas Clausen 2 timer siden
Thought it was gonna be scuffed but this is amazing
Jared Thomson
Jared Thomson 2 timer siden
Man, I can't believe you didn't integrate a charger. Killer project, but that'd be such an upgrade. Well done, none the less.
Ch3sm0829 2 timer siden
this man could single handedly solve every of humanitys problems just with a sheet of brass
Ev3rM0r3 2 timer siden
Honestly the bose had better highs. I probably would have opted for a real silk dome tweeter or even a small planar driver as the top instead of a 2 full range mid woofers. They doo like like nice speakers though and I had never considered using headphones in this fashion. Cool idea.
Tat 3 timer siden
when's the guide being posted?
Arek R.
Arek R. 3 timer siden
No built in charger and need to undo FOUR SCREW for EACH to even get them out??? And two separate battery circuits just so you don't have to challenge yourself with grounding? BOOO
TheDeeGee 3 timer siden
Hope someone manages to identify the music near the end.
Zachary Child
Zachary Child 3 timer siden
Insane! Well done
Gboy 3 timer siden
Wha- those speakers make the Bose sound bar sound so shallow and empty! but usually that's what the sound bar does to other speakers!
16:50 but it can't beat bose
xXMightywhiteXx 4 timer siden
and the price of broken earbud trippples overnight. But damn, the sound was good.
Abdul Haadi
Abdul Haadi 4 timer siden
please upload the guide
The Darkivist
The Darkivist 4 timer siden
What did you think to Rob Inglis narrating Lord of the Rings? He has also done The Hobbit however Audible released a version of The Hobbit with Andy Serkis narrating last year and it's so good. Give it a crack, I reckon you'd enjoy it.
DIY Perks
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Yeah, I'll have to check that out! Really enjoyed Rob's version but I can imagine Andy Serkis doing a superb job!
I wanna understand how single BT connection Connect two devices i mean if one should be Master other should slave but which wireless protocol is used to send signal from master to slave again Bluetooth or just radio wave or both pair receives Bluetooth signal from Mobile phone ?
Banrick 4 timer siden
4God And Country
4God And Country 4 timer siden
One of your best DIY
vinay joseph
vinay joseph 4 timer siden
Suppose you have a free tv at home and an old smartphone(no mhl support).how can you use the smartphone like a cpu and create a simple computer?(casting is not cool!!!)(smartphone interface is also acceptable, features like samsung dex not acceptable-its really an old phone) is there a convertor than can convert hdmi to the specific smartphone's display female pin thingy? usb debugging for mouse.
Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh 5 timer siden
Michael Keller
Michael Keller 5 timer siden
start selling premanufactured kits already ;)
Роман Михеев
Роман Михеев 5 timer siden
Вспомнился журнал из детства "Как нарисовать сову" :D
Péter Bonnez
Péter Bonnez 5 timer siden
Wonderful -
G Thomas
G Thomas 5 timer siden
If you put Matt & Colin Furze in a video just imagine the shit they'd create together.
Sunil Sgec
Sunil Sgec 5 timer siden
You could have added a charging Option to the speakers 🤦
Luis List
Luis List 6 timer siden
do a video on the hobbit house
Noah Morales
Noah Morales 6 timer siden
You should sell these I would totally buy them.
Abhi M W
Abhi M W 6 timer siden
it would have been better if you have included charging circuits in them because removing screws and fixing them again may cause the wood loosen.
Comentator 6 timer siden
Nobsound for 40$ amp for 2 speakers ...
nem tudom
nem tudom 6 timer siden
Video idea: Battery replacements! For anything really. Im about to replace the NiCd batteries of my bosch cordless drill with Li Ion batteries, and i realised i dont know anything about battery voltages. You could talk about how to get more juice out of the thing, by putting the cells in parallel, or how serial increases the voltage, it would be cool as hell!
PomChatChat 6 timer siden
Instructions unclear. My dog is now deaf.
Luis List
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am i the only one who wants a video on the hobbit house????
Elimar Zordan
Elimar Zordan 7 timer siden
Impressive quality
may251986 7 timer siden
what songs does he play at the end?
Esoteric Bear
Esoteric Bear 7 timer siden
I was with you until you brought out the walnut. At this point, at least in the US, I think making it out of solid gold would be cheaper & easier to get.
Zaj lord
Zaj lord 7 timer siden
what the fuck? dyi is sposed to looks like waterbottle or some other trash, this is fokin awesome... Witchery!
03Lugnut 7 timer siden
Can you just come to my house and make me an awesome gaming/ office desk area with all your amazing projects? Thank you 😀
Ros Mog
Ros Mog 7 timer siden
These look exactly like House Of Marley speakers lol
Maurice 7 timer siden
I love the fact that he is calling this „home made“ 😂❤️
Maurice 8 timer siden
Would love to make these... but I only have broken earbuds. 😬🥲
RoofusKit 8 timer siden
Kind of ridiculous to not include a charging circuit. You didn't have to do separate batteries if you had included an isolation transformer and a switching regulator for the bluetooth portion. The single battery pack would have made it much easier to include a charging circuit inside would would have made these WAY more convenient.
perry barker
perry barker 8 timer siden
well done that man
Lance Burke
Lance Burke 8 timer siden
Nice video, complete and instructional!
Yoyo 8 timer siden
I basically clicked the like button 1 minute into watching this.
R. K. L. Pacetti
R. K. L. Pacetti 8 timer siden
awesome idea. I have a set that just died. When will the guide be up loaded. the schematic would be helpful, pkease
Paisarn Chimchatd
Paisarn Chimchatd 8 timer siden
Bass out of balance Swap bass strings
Nic Osowski
Nic Osowski 9 timer siden
I love your small circuitry videos. I've always liked passive crossovers, and would always prefer to make my own. I've been really wanting to make a rugged jobsite stereo that works on Milwaukee M18 batteries. Using the "Packout" Crate as the base.
Stephentheskater 9 timer siden
Audiophiles are losing their minds right now.
Om Bande
Om Bande 10 timer siden
Hey make a Dashboard for smarthome which allows you to control ur whole house through dashboard
Aggie 10 timer siden
Erkki Laul
Erkki Laul 10 timer siden
Very interesting, beautiful invention! But I rather throw my headphones away. Why should someone start such a project? I kind of expected to see how you make these headphones to sound like speaker :). I might sound stupid, but for real... why? :)
shirish pandey
shirish pandey 10 timer siden
Definitely better than the Bose , well done 👏
Omkar Gharat
Omkar Gharat 10 timer siden
I watched the whole thing and realized. Its not as easy at it looks and now am heading over to other videos that show how to make paper planes. Something i can succeed at.
Here Now
Here Now 10 timer siden
Matt, you should do a video on how to cultivate a positive and constructive, can do attitude.
Radek Novák
Radek Novák 10 timer siden
Any chance this could be done with 1st gen AirPods?
Aleks F
Aleks F 11 timer siden
Beautiful design :) Great job, but it is an expensive project, comes out to about $300-$400... something to think about
Aleks F
Aleks F 11 timer siden
Even with the high cost I may actually attempt this one with some minor modifications, maybe a wireless charging base. I was looking for bluetooth speakers that are capable of wireless stereo; settled on JBL Charge 4, two of them would cost as much as this project, but with this project I can design the speakers to match the contemporary decor in my home office.
Bob 11 timer siden
Superb, and brilliant re-use of earbuds
Sorin-Andrei Anton
Sorin-Andrei Anton 11 timer siden
I think those 839 dislikes are from apple users for not using broken pods..
Aaron Petersen
Aaron Petersen 11 timer siden
Great Video! Love yout builds! Since you said the Speakers are especially selected for this build: would they sound good as a single BT-speaker as well?
ChuckR Wazzup
ChuckR Wazzup 12 timer siden
This video inspired me to buy a brand new wireless speakers. Lol
Dominik Rädel
Dominik Rädel 12 timer siden
Or you just buy a bluetooth module
Jeremy Lake
Jeremy Lake 12 timer siden
"Hand me my Coping Saw, boy"
Victor Supreme
Victor Supreme 12 timer siden
How do you charge them?
PODO DAS 13 timer siden
My Mobile
My Mobile 13 timer siden
These look fabulous and so simple to make. I will definitely be trying this project!
Ahmed Yashfi
Ahmed Yashfi 13 timer siden
He is the Bob Ross of Engineering
Isheanopa Marembo
Isheanopa Marembo 14 timer siden
Forget the project, how is this man not making a mess??
The TnTPirate
The TnTPirate 14 timer siden
This would make a great Etsy thing, you ask for broken down earbuds and sell them for repurposing. As you can't buy the old stuff and then resell it, you gotta repurpose it for money, but not buy the earbuds, otherwise copy right.
Orion LV
Orion LV 14 timer siden
I have heard simple or very simple several times... still looking for the simple part for me hehehe! looks great!!
Suryansh Swarn
Suryansh Swarn 15 timer siden
Can you make a e reader from recycled parts pleaseee
TGM Technologies
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Emiliano Fisanotti
Emiliano Fisanotti 15 timer siden
Holy crap!!! This is the best!!! I think I'm going to do this with my iPods which are on the way out (batteries are pretty flat) and adjust the case for the Sonos Symfonisk which has the worst software ever!! Thanks Matt!!
Justin Mayfield
Justin Mayfield 15 timer siden
This is not DIY.
Paperguide 15 timer siden
what is it then?
Melon Head CS:GO
Melon Head CS:GO 15 timer siden
Could you possibly do these with AirPods?
99 Red Balloons 🎈
99 Red Balloons 🎈 16 timer siden
Amazing! You're a genius!
up robo
up robo 16 timer siden
Can you please elaborate more on the filter circuits part? how they work and why? and more importantly what was your process for testing tweaking and debugging? couldn't find the guide you talked about. Thanks, loved it and subscribed :)
I Suck at Games
I Suck at Games 16 timer siden
Were the ear buds paired before install? and would you need to completely remove the back to pair to a new device?
flannelslippers 16 timer siden
This guy clearly doesn't understand audio. These are NOT stereo speakers. Left for "low" and right for "refined" LOL what?!? You get stereo separation between your treble and bass speakers which is terrible! You need to split the left signal for one speaker and the right signal for the other!!!
PantherOS Gaming
PantherOS Gaming 16 timer siden
Arcanoc Audio, my dreams are within reach.
Howard 16 timer siden
should have added a usb charging port!
pixel2plastic 16 timer siden
Walnut board probly the most expensive part of this build >
Graphics Essentials
Graphics Essentials 17 timer siden
Is there a way to turn my apple earpods to speakers
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