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post #46 of 82

im pretty  sure the demos i got were stolen considering the cut chord. at the time o bought them i didint realize they were demos. but my priority really isnt to convert them to bluetooth, that would just be a bonus, i just really want to make them work. here is the picture of the wires. theres a blue insulated wire, a black insulated wire, red, and green wire which i had to sand to show the copper. the blue and black were both wrapped braided copper and athe green and red were also braided in copper but with a blue stripped wire.

 


Edited by xGuso - 7/6/14 at 7:10am
post #47 of 82

here is a picture of the adapter im using for audio signal

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Here is a picture of what the wires look like right after i stripped the insulation off. 4wires wrapped in copper/

post #48 of 82
I picked up these today. One is a rechargeable 3.7 v battery a power switch and an audio input. I want to mod these in. But if I can get them to work using the original chord. I have a feeling I'd just be wasting my time.
post #49 of 82
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Originally Posted by xGuso View Post
 

im pretty  sure the demos i got were stolen considering the cut chord. at the time o bought them i didint realize they were demos. but my priority really isnt to convert them to bluetooth, that would just be a bonus, i just really want to make them work. here is the picture of the wires. theres a blue insulated wire, a black insulated wire, red, and green wire which i had to sand to show the copper. the blue and black were both wrapped braided copper and athe green and red were also braided in copper but with a blue stripped wire.

 

For starters, the blue and black insulated wires are definitely for power, with black being ground, and the rest of the enameled wires are for other purposes. I can't say for sure without seeing the whole demo setup, but taking a guess, red is for audio in right and green is for left. The other two could be ground for each individual channel, which means they are common.

 

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Originally Posted by xGuso View Post
 

here is a picture of the adapter im using for audio signal

l

Here is a picture of what the wires look like right after i stripped the insulation off. 4wires wrapped in copper/

This one's easy. Conventionally speaking, red is right, which makes black left. Then both individual enameled wire should correspond to the +/- terminals of the speaker driver.

 

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Originally Posted by xGuso View Post

I picked up these today. One is a rechargeable 3.7 v battery a power switch and an audio input. I want to mod these in. But if I can get them to work using the original chord. I have a feeling I'd just be wasting my time.

From what I heard, the demo sets can't run off 3.7 V rechargeable batteries. You might need a 3 x AA or AAA setup instead.

post #50 of 82

well after playing with it a little bit i actually got a slight signal from wiring the blue and black insulated wires to the headphone jack terminals. wiring as said above, does nothing.. thanks for the suggestions. im very close on giving up. 

post #51 of 82
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Originally Posted by xGuso View Post
 

well after playing with it a little bit i actually got a slight signal from wiring the blue and black insulated wires to the headphone jack terminals. wiring as said above, does nothing.. thanks for the suggestions. im very close on giving up. 

What kind of signal?

 

It'd make it much easier if you disassemble the wire side of the headphone. At least then you can actually see where the wires go.

post #52 of 82

the signal i got was a slight audio signal. after looking inside noticed that the right cup main speaker wires were the copper wire and the blue enameled wire, the green and red enameled wires were hooked up to a small senor, my guess is it has something to do with the sound canceling. i must say that when i got the slight audio signal i just had the two wires hooked up the to audio jack, the black and blue, no common ground was hooked up which i thought was really weird, since it was so quit it was hard to hear that they were coming from both speakers, but it seemed like it was only coming from one,if you haven't noticed, i only have a very basic knowledge of electronics, if i cant figure this out and get them to work i want to do a bluetooth conversion similar to yours @vantt1. i picked up a few things today in order to accomplish this. 

 i got a smaller bluetooth transmitter, but this one requires 2 AAA batteries. I'm hoping to use the circuit board from this one as it is half the size of the last one.

I'm hoping that you could guide me through the process. i was able to completely dissemble the studios yesterday, and i must say i was very difficult as you mentioned because on the red rubber tabs. taking it apart was simple. putting them back in was a pain. I'm going to mess with it a little more when i get home hoping i can at least get the damn things to work! wish me luck!

post #53 of 82

Just got a Beats Wireless that's fully functional but has a broken earcup hinge. This is gonna be fun!

 

post #54 of 82

Fun, fun, fun!

 

 

It has a rechargeable battery and a charging circuit, which may be useful for me in the future.

 


Edited by vantt1 - 7/11/14 at 5:08am
post #55 of 82

I really wanted to see that demo Beats Studio box though...it might have given us some clues as to what power supply the demo sets run at.

post #56 of 82

Just got conned into buying a pair of what I think are demo model studios. I've been through this thread and seen no one has had any luck converting them into working headphones...

 

Plan is to sell them on eBay to recoup at least some of the £40 I spent or take them to some repair stores around London to see if they can be salvaged (as I am not an audiophile I have no clue on even where to start converting these).

post #57 of 82
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Originally Posted by freakyziki View Post
 

Just got conned into buying a pair of what I think are demo model studios. I've been through this thread and seen no one has had any luck converting them into working headphones...

 

Plan is to sell them on eBay to recoup at least some of the £40 I spent or take them to some repair stores around London to see if they can be salvaged (as I am not an audiophile I have no clue on even where to start converting these).

What kind of connections lies on the other end of the headphone cable?

 

Where is everyone getting all these demo sets? I've asked around at different consumer electronics retailers, seeing if they had any broken demo Beats sets I could buy off them, but they said Beats keeps a pretty tight lid on these kind of things, and just instructs them to mail the broken demo set to Beats for a replacement that gets mailed back to the retailer.

 

I feel like I'm missing out on something.

post #58 of 82
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

What kind of connections lies on the other end of the headphone cable?

 

Where is everyone getting all these demo sets? I've asked around at different consumer electronics retailers, seeing if they had any broken demo Beats sets I could buy off them, but they said Beats keeps a pretty tight lid on these kind of things, and just instructs them to mail the broken demo set to Beats for a replacement that gets mailed back to the retailer.

 

I feel like I'm missing out on something.

 

@So far I have got the glued down battery compartment open and found that the batter slot is there but is not wired for power.  It is getting power through the cord.  The headphone cord is not removable and at the end it splits and has the audio input and the power input spot.  The power switch on the right can was glued and I was able to loosen that up so it will turn off and on now.  I would like to be able to modify this unit and get it so that it has power from the batteries and doesn't require an additional power source.@

 

That was quoted from OP and is similar to what my pair are like I think

 

Oddly enough I bought mine from a clothes sample sale in Shoreditch yesterday lol. 


Edited by freakyziki - 7/26/14 at 8:24am
post #59 of 82
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Originally Posted by freakyziki View Post

 

@So far I have got the glued down battery compartment open and found that the batter slot is there but is not wired for power.  It is getting power through the cord.  The headphone cord is not removable and at the end it splits and has the audio input and the power input spot.  The power switch on the right can was glued and I was able to loosen that up so it will turn off and on now.  I would like to be able to modify this unit and get it so that it has power from the batteries and doesn't require an additional power source.@

 

That was quoted from OP and is similar to what my pair are like I think

 

Oddly enough I bought mine from a clothes sample sale in Shoreditch yesterday lol. 

 



If your's has a battery compartment, does it mean it's the 1st gen Studios?
post #60 of 82
@vantt1

Woah, just reading through this thread -have no idea what you guys are talking about when you go all tech talk but I'm pretty blown away by your skills in converting Studio's into Bluetooth - nice skills for sure smily_headphones1.gif
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