Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

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Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

Post by Pav » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:16 pm

Why are headphones so expensive? Excuse my lack of knowledge (I don't want to offend anyone) but to me it seems that sellers justify costs quoting Mylar speakers!

Mylar speakers? Cheap!
A Potentiometer and a toggle switch.
A lead.
And a pair of ear defenders.

They looks frighteningly cheap to build to justify a £60+ price tag but lots of people seem to be making them and selling them on eVilbay of this amount and more.

Having said that it always surprises me how much things cost to build and I know there are a lot more overheads in running a business.

Can anyone shed some light on the build cost of these headphones and has anyone built their own?

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Re: Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

Post by alfaowner » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:34 pm

I have only had three pairs ... One were KOS phones.. Were ok but no volume control ... I then got some chef phones ... Excellent ::g , they are made using a MSA headphone ...now I've got WS5 for the deus ::g

I can't imagine a set of detecting headphones being to hard to make but I personally wouldn't know where to start :D

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Re: Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

Post by Koala » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:47 pm

I built a pair from some pound shop ear defenders work well.


If a was to build some more I would use some better ear defenders to cut out any sound so when you detect next to a busy road you can't hear the traffic and hear any faint signal.

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Re: Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

Post by Pav » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:51 am

Thanks for your comments.
Found this excellent explanation of home build options. :)

http://treasurelinx.com/uploads/Headpho ... b_2013.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Why the high cost? Is homemade an option?

Post by parky844 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:18 am

I make my own from peltor ear defenders , keeps the noise out and work great.

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