A while ago I wondered if it was possible to make an awesome sounding pair of headphones myself. After plenty of searching online, I couldn’t find anyone else who had done it from scratch, nor could I find any decent info on how to do it. So I set out to figure it all out.
This website contains the results of extensive testing I have done to figure out how different design/build decisions affect the sound quality. I also provide my designs, so that you can build them yourself.
If you have a go a building a pair, please share your results. I’d also love to hear from people who are more expert than myself on the science of headphone design, so that we can build the ‘design’ section into an awesome practical guide.
I can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
You can seen more of my projects at shannonley.com