If you’re going to wear a pair of big, over-the-ear headphones, why not choose…or better yet, make a pair that reflects your color preferences and fashion sense. Print+ – an offshoot of Norwegian small product design studio form + function – has developed a DIY audio headphone kit which allows customers to customize their audio hear much like a pair of Nike iD sneakers, except the end user is responsible for printing out and assembling the components together.
The Print+ DIY headphone kit delivers a pair of 40mm speakers, ear cushions, sound seals, the headband, and an audio cable. You bring the 3D printer – or send your project off to a local 3D printer service – and then turn these separate components by yourself into your very own headphones. Everything is designed to snap into place, so there’s no need for tools, glue, or soldering.
There are 3 housing styles to choose from, but otherwise the project seems like a fun and customizable beginner’s DIY project to gift an inquisitive and music loving teen or young adult. Purchase a kit or download the 3D printing files for free over at the Print+ Kickstarter page.