Making the Ultimate DIY Headphone Stand (aka Spectrum Dock!)

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In this video I go through the processes involved in making the Spectrum Dock - a headphone stand with a difference. Not only does it look splendid, but it also makes for a great light feature with its three colour-changing light bands.

The whole thing was made with a CNC router from It's definitely worth checking out if you're after a CNC yourself - this one is excellent value for money!

Although they did send me the X-Carve for review, they aren't sponsoring this video and the opinions expressed in it are my own.

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Author George Brown ( ago)
And here I am with my banana holder headphone stand :|

Author Cole Nodden ( ago)
What headphones were on the stand near the end, im asking since im looking for a nice pair of headphones. By the way great video and I wish I could afford a cnc myself. New Sub well deserved!!

Author leif mortensen ( ago)
Sry man its bad sound

Author Console MonsterX ( ago)
This shit is cool.

Author Dor Fire ( ago)
looks great! could you have used glue instead of the bolts?

Author Talel Belkhodja ( ago)
Great design!!! :)

Author afiq vdx ( ago)
excuse sir, where did you learn about DIY skill?

Author Bryan Congrove ( ago)
It's beautiful

Author Donald Sayers ( ago)
Inkscape is fab. You need a laser cutter.

There is a little known but bizarre trick to cutting acrylic with a scroll saw (AKA jigsaw, but not the jigsaws made by the likes of Black and Decker) ; stick a layer of paper with glues stick to either side, you can print the cut lines on the paper first. The acrylic will now cut without sticking to the scroll saw teeth. Somehow the paper stops the friction melting the plastic.

Author Wassim AbouAlfa ( ago)
can you sell your diy projects

Author Bat Dub ( ago)
DIY: "Step one: purchase a cnc machine"

Author Jesús TE ( ago)
I love your desing, great job !

Author Isaiah Villatuya ( ago)
Ali min yum is that how u say it? I say it like al loo min num

Author Dead Lock ( ago)
can you make light up headphones without taking apart the headphones?

Author 3DBodyGuarD ( ago)
I would love to buy such a headphone stand would that be feasible?

Author Kellar Meemstar ( ago)
Is something like this sold anywhere? Would love to buy...

Author Bruno Bosse ( ago)
Do you think it can be built with battery (so with cable) ?

Author Randee C ( ago)
This is AWESOME! How much would you charge to make another one of those stands and ship it to me in the US to zipcode 93536?

Author syth406 ( ago)
Hey! I'm currently working on making my own version of this! Two quick questions...

Where did you go to get those walnut pieces, did you cut and plane it, get that size online, etc...

What RGB LEDs did you use? They seem very very bright and seem to shine through your project much more fully than mine, but maybe that's partially your videography skills. Either way, very cool stuff! This definitely has been one of my favorite projects from you. I have access to several CNCs so I have no excuse not to get this thing looking fantastic my second go at it, and I already have many ideas for variations or offshoots of this project, like alternating cuts of different woods and gluing them together. With a CNC that can be done quite neatly.

Anyway, thanks for being one of the highest quality content producers in the YouTube DIY community and cheers!

Author yahal even chen ( ago)
can i buy it

Author Timothy Mckinley ( ago)
It would be cheaper to buy a plastic man or woman manequinn head and put light inside of it.

Author Isaac Bravo ( ago)

Author QualityQontent ( ago)
You call this a DIY but only you or people with this advanced setup can do it.. lmao.

Author Crazybotism ( ago)
Shut up and Take my Money!!!

Author Basti378 ( ago)
RGB before it was cool! :D

Author Alicia Ford ( ago)
I wish you would sell these. Some of us dont "do" machinery.

Author Cruznick06 ( ago)
Another option would be a laser cutter. Some cities have maker spaces or maker groups that you can find access to such equipment through. Even Omaha Nebraska has a public makerspace so I suggest asking around in your area!

Author alberto bravo ( ago)
Where to buy the cnc x-carve information please

Author BrEaKiNg_Brad ( ago)
impossible by hand? Challenge accepted.

Author Or Ozery ( ago)

Author Rainbow Kamikaze ( ago)
my friend has a whole set of Razer Chroma accessories, including the Kraken headset, of course. I'm so going to make this for him

Author Sportscars_BE ( ago)
Who else just uses a small engine connecting rod as a headphone hook?
only me?

Author The Gain Domain ( ago)
Where did you get that RGB?

Author Liam Duncan ( ago)
Really cool

Author Blockyviking// Erik ( ago)
Me- thinks of buying an X-Carve
**looks at price**

Author Poltergeist ( ago)
Doing this this weekend!

Author Manuel GZ ( ago)
This guys a genius!!!

Author ikram ( ago)
the title is "making" not "how to"

Author Mikkey Sean ( ago)
Вырезать крупные детали подставки с помощью 3D-принтера, а потом лепить подсветку саморезами к ёё днищу? Позор! При таких размерах, конструкции и имеющихся инструментах подсветку можно было легко интегрировать внутрь подставки. Туда бы даже аккумулятор вместился.

Short English translate of my comment:
It's very primitive construction of headphone stand taking into account high-technology instruments that you own.

Author JetGyrotech ( ago)
Have you thot about having the headphone LED's pulsate to the music your playing?

Author Zaid Haider ( ago)
U said diy

Author Parham Saeidi ( ago)
This looks amazing. Great job man.

Author Nikita Evdokimov ( ago)
Amazing content, man!
As a carpenter, I can really suggest using cnc machines for this type of projects, they are really useful

Author jade debyani ( ago)
So cool

Author Afraz Aslam ( ago)
Why didn't I find your channel earlier?
Awesome talent. Love your videos.

Author Livia Ferreira ( ago)
Good Afternoon Perks.
I'm Brazilian and I liked this machine so much, I'm thinking of buying one of the model X-CARVE 1000mm, the price could tell me to stay the same as yours with program and all the components ???

Author Moonyman213 ( ago)
I postponed my porn sess to watch this amazing creations...

Author Dante Russo ( ago)
Mute the ADS. Don't buy the product. We will not be held hostage!!!

Author Robert Docherty ( ago)
Please sell me one!!!

Author Eddy Van Nieuwenhuyzen ( ago)
can you use the remote controller to adjust the colors on different led strips at the same time that have already been cut? But still make it so that the controller can give 1 Strip a different color or pattern then the other one?

Author Ralph Valkenburgh ( ago)
DIY video without the tool list other than: X-Carve "They aren't sponsoring this video and the opinions expressed in it are my own" Lol. This is just sponsored content

Author reminduns ( ago)
this looks like a fking lot of work.

i just put an L-screw in the wall to hang my headphones on; looks just as neat o_O (and only takes like 5 seconds)

Author JR Prophotography ( ago)
Fabulous - Congratulation JR

Author Brayden Edward ( ago)
am I crazy making this by hand in school right now?

Author AuxiliaryExit ( ago)
Any way to do this without a X-carve?

Author Melvin de groot ( ago)
Broo thats sick

Author Vision 9 ( ago)
you should sell these you would make hella money

Author iliketoUSEmybrain017 ( ago)
Nearly impossible without a cnc? Surely you jest......

Author JoRyan Johnson ( ago)
I enjoy every video you make and you have help make my inventions look way more exciting, I'm hoping to help out on patriot as soon as my patents come through.

Author Thecreativecontentcommunity ( ago)
you're inspirational matt!

Author Cole Studios ( ago)
you should sell these!

Author James Rae ( ago)
I don't know how much you spent on materials for this, but you could make and sell these to the audiophile crowd for close to a thousand dollars each. It looks fantastic and I know there are people out there who would buy them at a premium.

Author jake jackobson ( ago)
Can i order one? I dont even have a headphone....which reminds me ...DIY headphones next?

Author Kevman83 ( ago)
I'm getting a cnc machine in a few weeks, super excited to do stuff like this!!!

Author da leezard ( ago)
DIY Project. Use a CNC router. Fuck off.

Author daniloreyes2 ( ago)
would you sell the cut parts?

Author Agerix Official ( ago)
not very helpful for me.

Author Nick D ( ago)
im too broke for this shit

Author Joshua Adkins ( ago)
For those of you who dont wanna spend 5 grand to make your own here you go

Author LookoLike ( ago)
Very inspiring what you made, incredible!

Author Chen Yu Li ( ago)
Sell me one D;

Author Márquez Caramba ( ago)
i think, this is the BEST VIDEO i ever saw on youtube <3

Author Pedro Gelli Pereira Tinoco Alves ( ago)
Shit man... whata quality on everything xD Nice job!

Author Bob Keller ( ago)
do you make and sell these? i would love one of these

Author Aleksi Esko ( ago)
HOLY SHIT that is beautiful!!

Author Sclunger ( ago)
DIY Perks, did you diffuse the bottom of the stand where the Indentation for the LEDs was?

Author Tacanacy ( ago)
Is it possible to order these headphone stands from you?

Author Pedro Figueiredo ( ago)
So awesome :)

Author Joey A ( ago)
looks pretty awesome u did a great job

Author Shadowwalker0408 ( ago)
please make a few of them and sell them

Author MackTube ( ago)
Think I'll just lay mine on my desk, thanks though.

Author Aaron Schoots ( ago)
I think etching a pcb is still more convenient using acid, because no dust is involved

Author Carolin Becker ( ago)
For all they say "I cant afford a CNC machine, you can saw the wood also.

Author Alucard ( ago)
I went to their website, looked at that machine and thought "what? It's actually really cheap for what it is!" and then I clicked it...

Great video though, the stand looks amazing. I'll never do it myself, but still, congratz.
I know that now that you have that machine, you want to use it for a lot of your projects, and you totally can, but keep in mind, we peasants don't have it xp

Author Felix Espana ( ago)
"Almost impossible to have been made by hand" hahahahaha you are kidding right?

Author Daemonforce Gaming ( ago)
how much could I buy one of these headphones stands for please shipping to south West uk

Author jinhangookin ( ago)
that's a really nice commercial you made there lol. the stand looks great

Author Sjard Willems v ( ago)
how could only 3 strips of LED make so much light?

Author Stunt Panda ( ago)
Beautiful, really well done.

Author KAWASAKIAN ( ago)
I was wondering if you sell these

Author kyle northrup ( ago)

Author TheItalianoAssassino ( ago)
Because everyone has a CNC machine, obviously. Still a great video though!

Author FreeFlamingInfinite ( ago)
They gave you a CNC?
Damn I need to start doing some DIY vidz!

Author Light Cube ( ago)
The machine do part of the work, this is not DIY

Author Harry Bonner ( ago)
Really excellent job.

Author Vityan557 ( ago)
wow so cool !!

Author Vanox ( ago)
i work with CNC machines in high school but i never used a CNC like that :P, is it easy? i only worked on the CNC TURN machines on them you needed to write a code for the machine to recognize what to do on the dimensions of the material, this looks a bit easier :P

Author Alexander Robertson ( ago)
I think I could probably make a stand like that with my jigsaw, probably not as perfected and beautiful as yours but I could make something like it but I don't like to copy peoples work :P

Author DanteSparda ( ago)
i wanna buy one.. :(

Author Russ Dixon ( ago)
how did you fasten the sections together? I saw the long bolt, but how did you fasten it to the front section which has no fixings visible?

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