SNES headphones scream out for Bluetooth control

SNES

Here’s a build that just exudes nerd cred. It’s an SNES controller modified into a pair of headphones, straight from the workshop of [lyberty5].

The build began by stealing a controller from a PAL SNES and carefully dremeling the buttons and d-pad loose from their plastic frame. The PCB was cut in half, and the remaining plastic was carefully crafted into round speaker enclosures with the help of some epoxy. hot glue, and possibly a few pieces of styrene.

The result is a perfectly formed pair of SNES headphones, with a build quality right up there with the best case mods we’ve seen. Unfortunately, while the buttons are still attached to the PCB, they don’t do anything. We’re thinking a small Bluetooth adapter – or even repurposing a set of Bluetooth headphones with volume and play controls – would be a wonderful use for the 20-year-old, candy-like buttons.

Still, an awesome build, and [lyberty5] really shows off his craft by constructing these wonderful headphones. You can see the time-lapse of the build after the break.

22 thoughts on “SNES headphones scream out for Bluetooth control

  1. Seems a shame to murder a perfectly good SNES controller just for a fancy headphone case. Also the SNES is 22 years old, not 30!

      1. The Japanese version was called the Super Famicom and the controllers said Super Famicom on them, although they also did have the coloured buttons that I believe the NTSC SNES lacked.

        Definitely a PAL region Super Nintendo pad.

  2. Oh yeah, for making them into a Bluetooth headphone set, the rocketfish rf-mab2 headphones are outstanding, and around $50, they have track skipping, volume, and play/pause aside from a call answer/hang up button, and are easy to take apart.

  3. Dual purpose buttons !

    Set up the ear pieces so that they rotate 90 degrees to form the controller shape we all know and love. While in that configuration it can be used as a controller. But while in wearing headphones configuration the buttons control volume, next song, prev song, play/pause, seek forward, seek backwards, and stop.

  4. Haha, it’s true, the buttons cry for attention ^^ I thought of using the volume and play/pause of apple earbuds, but didn’t have any and didn’t want to buy them.
    The bluetooth is a great idea ^^ I now regret closing up the case

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