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Old 03-02-2009, 09:43 PM
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HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

New use for that old OEM HTC stereo head set.



With a little bit of soldering and some finagling, you can turn those poor sounding uncomfortable speakers into a great sounding headset with a standard 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini adapter.

With a small flat screwdriver pop off the back of the microphone/push button. You'll see a small logic board. Unsolder the 4 wires going to the stock head speakers.



Now find a female 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini. I cut one off of an old unused headphone extension cable. Strip off the main insulation and then the end of each of the 3 wires.



Now find a little strip of metal or the like to crimp on the wire so the stress from a wire pull is transferred to the plastic case rather than the solder joints.





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Re: HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

Solder your wires to the board. Red-to right +, White to left + and connect both of the - terminals and connect them to the black.



You can now snap the cover back on.



Now you have a standard headphone plug on your headset. And you can hook in your favorite headphones and or stereo, etc.


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Re: HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

Just updated the picts so that they load inline. I forgot to mention that the microphone, volume control and answer button still work exactly as they should!

Enjoy.

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Re: HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

poor sounding? man, you musta gotten a defective set, every set I've gotten has been absolutely fabulous right from the start!
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Re: HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

i gotta give thanx at least for the work you've put in. great job soldier! looks good!
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Re: HTC Hands Free Stereo Headset Mod

Judging of sound quality is very subjective. Personally I thought the HTC earbuds were sh!t. That is compared to my Sony EX 85 earbuds or my Seinheiser HDs.

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