After posting my wired 3D printed headphone design on Thingverse, a few people commented that a bluetooth version would be awesome. So… I’ve been slowly working on such a design.
The first ones I did weren’t the best, but the proved that it could be done and laid the foundation for this design. This set are absolutely awesome: they sound great, are easy to use and have great battery life. The only downside is that they weren’t the easiest to assemble.
The key ingredients are:
- CSR8645 bluetooth module
- Nokia BL-5C battery
- Battery charge control module
- Dayton Audio CE38MB-32 drivers
Most of the rest of the parts are the same as my wired design. The bluetooth module is soldered to a breakout board I designed and etched.
They are wired as follows:
The power handling side:
The micro USB port has been reloacted to the bottom with a micro USB connector breakout board.
The audio side (note, the bluetooth module is mounted onto the underside of the PCB):
The bluetooth module mounted to the PCB:
The end result:
I’m really happy with the result – they sound absolutely awesome and are great to use.
There will be some tweaks to future versions, in particluar more ‘tuning’ of the volume button, a better way of routing the wires through the headband and hopefully a track forward/back button.
All the info to build this design has been published on Instructables.