Can't hear in my helmet.


asok

Well-Known Hunter
So, while trooping over the weekend, I found that hearing was worse than normal. I have one fan that is near my right ear blowing on the T. So, that got me thinking. What do you think about removing both triangles and putting painted screen in with a mic behind it? Then buying a small amp and speaker and mounting it by my left ear.

Thought or ideas?
 

The Clayster

Active Hunter
So, while trooping over the weekend, I found that hearing was worse than normal. I have one fan that is near my right ear blowing on the T. So, that got me thinking. What do you think about removing both triangles and putting painted screen in with a mic behind it? Then buying a small amp and speaker and mounting it by my left ear.

Thought or ideas?
I am cutting my triangles, but for different reasons.

That might work though.
 

GrottyFurball

Active Hunter
Hmmmm, that's not a bad idea. maybe you could try something like that with the borden connector? it'd be less noticable but at the same time might pick up your voice too.
 

Simon Fett

Active Hunter
Had the same problem but solved it by using a cutting disk with my dremel and cut along the left ear (in the middle) and the three holes in the right ear... also, I cut all the ''T'' shapes int the back of the helmet... I can hear pretty decent and it helps with ventilation too!!!
 

asok

Well-Known Hunter
Thanks for the ideas. I like the RS mic. I will give that a try. Seeing it is only $10. If I kill it, then I am only out $10. I will take pics of it once I have it apart.

I have done the cut out the left ear before but, on my next helmet, I am going to have padding there.
 

GrottyFurball

Active Hunter
There was a case where a member here went to a 501st event for the release of the trilogy that was unmodified, someone didn't hear him and he thought they were pretty rude. I wouldn't vouch for that method due to the fact that if you're witha group the whole group will get labeled by that person(s)
 

BLUERAM

Active Hunter
This is what mine looks like installed. I just opened up the RS sound aid and stuck the mic out where the borden connector was. Only 2 things had to happen 1 was had to cut a small notch in the RS device case so the mic wires could go out the side and 2 drill a hole in my bucket... talk about nervous.
Mark

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dung0beetle

Active Hunter
Has anyone thought about using a cellphone mic.? Some of them are wafer-thin and tiny. I had an old Nokia mic. in my jousting helmet, and it worked great. It also ran off of a watch battery.
 
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