Custom work Tunes

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Gilmore.Landscaping, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    Hey guys, so I though about this for a while, how to make listening to my Ipod both convenient and keep it dry. Well here is what I came up with. So far works pretty good, but will have to try them out tomorrow while working to see.

    Pair of Standard Peltor earmuffs (disassembled)
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    Ipod fits perfectly inside the plastic cover
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    Drilled hole for head phone jack
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    Think this is going to work quite well
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    Split the headphones wire and ran one ear bud into each side
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    Taped everything up to keep it from getting snagged on things, and everything works and sounds great. You can still see the whole screen by looking in on an angle and still operate the touch pad with ease.
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  2. tlcmontreal

    tlcmontreal LawnSite Member
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    whats the sound quality like? you cant rly see how the smaller earphones are set up. This makes me want to rig mine up, WEEKEND PROJECT!!!!! lolol
     
  3. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL. So you gotta take them off to change the volume or song? And that thing is gonna get a lot of moisture...it gets pretty clammy in there. Interesting idea but I don't think so.
     
  4. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    yea you have to take them off the change the sing or volume, but i rarely do that as it is, just set the play list and go.

    The headphones are just behind the foam insert, its surprisingly clear, and loud.... I definitely won't need them to be at full volume...hey are just a regular set of earbud headphones.

    don't know about getting clammy in there but we will see how it goes.
     
  5. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whats wrong with just putting the ipod in your pocket and running the earphones under your shirt. like i have been doing for 5 years with no issues?? Even in the rain it doesnt get wet or get destroyed in my pocket.
     
  6. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    I have ruined two phones in my pockets when they got wet, don't want to risk my ipod too, oh also was bored and seemed like a fun project.
     
  7. FerrisDiesel

    FerrisDiesel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I have been thinking of doing something similar with my Peltor headphones, my motorola bluetooth headphones, and my droid. I wanna rig up my bluetooth headphones into my Peltors and run the music wirelessly from my droid. I guess I just need to buy a sacraficial pair of bluetooth buds and do it!
     
  8. mlavin73

    mlavin73 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    I have been thinking about this myself. Over the winter I think I will mount my hardshell otterbox case somewhere near the seat or rollbar. Otterbox cases are rugged and waterproof. I'm going to cut out foam to hold my phone or ipod securely to prevent it from bouncing around. I'm going to make a small hole in the case to run my headphone wire through. As far as headphones I haven't really found a pair that are comfortable with hearing protection. I think I will either try getting a pair of hearing protectors that accept a 2.5mm jack or I will get a pair of flat headphones and place the pads inside the hearing protectors http://www.sleepphones.com/speakers
     
  9. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    I just crank my 500 watt stereo in my truck so I can hear it. It's nice because for some reason all the neighbors to my customers are really loud and obnoxious ...I can always see them yelling and waving their arms. Once in a while one will come up to me and say "didn't you hear me yelling" and I'll say, "don't worry about it, I was making plenty of noise myself." :laugh:
     

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