OK … you’ve purchased the headset kit from Micbooster and you’ve placed all the components on a tabletop. So now what? Below you will find step-by-step instructions, conveyed both in video and textual formats.


Kit Components from Micbooster (make sure none are missing)

Binaural Headset Kit Components - from MicBooster

Below is a complete list of the kit components. Make sure nothing is missing.

  1. (2) Microphone Modules (each being a mic wired to a cable terminating with a male plug.)
  2. (1) Rode AI-Micro Audio Interface with three cables (you will only be using the lightning cable)
  3. (1) Koss KSC75 Earphones
  4. “Gorilla Tack” mounting putty for mounting microphones (12 bricks)
  5. (4) Badge Clips (you will use one for attaching the final cable to your clothing)
  6. (8) White Twist-Ties (for use temporarily during assembly)
  7. (???) Black Cable-Ties (will replace twist-ties at final stage of assembly)

NOTE: Please have some conventional “Duct Tape (Duck Tape)” on hand, which will be very helpful during assembly by allowing you to hold cables in place when twist-braiding (unnecessary if a friend lends a helping hand during assembly).

IMPORTANT! How to Format Your Rode AI-Micro Audio Interface to Avoid Feedback Squeal

CAUTION!: It is important to properly adjust settings for the Rode AI-Micro in order to prevent annoying feedback squeal:

Our recommended headset requires the use of the Rode AI-Micro interface, which will route the headset mics inputs into one’s mobile device and the device’s output (the pitch-lowered bird songs) back to the Koss Earphones. In order for this to work properly, it will be necessary for you to download Rode’s RodeCentral application and then adjust the settings. The procedure is as follows:

1. Download RodeCentral and then open the app.
2. Connect your Rode AI Micro interface to your mobile device. RodeCentral should then automatically detect the audio interface.
3. TURN OFF the “Direct Monitor” option (the bottommost setting). CAUTION: If left enabled, you will probably experience loud feedback squeal!
4. Adjust other settings as as shown in the following screenshot of the RodeCentral user interface:

RodeCentral UI

Once the direct monitoring setting has been disabled, everything should work fine and you should not have to use the RodeCentral app again, except perhaps to occasionally check for updates to the Rode AI Micro firmware (RodeCentral automatically detects if your current firmware is out of date).

Do It Yourself Headsets & Component List

We encourage experimentation with regard to headset design. Our “recommended” design (available in kit form) is the result of extensive field testing, but it is certainly not the only possible solution. So … once our app is published, we hope that a number of do-it-yourselfers will tackle the headset problem on their own and come up with innovative solutions. To enable such efforts, we provide a full list of components below.

Headset Component List For Do-It-Yourselfers (North American Sources):

UK-based Micbooster is also a trusted source of components, especially for UK and European Do-It-Yourselfers:

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