Learn how to Customize Headphones

Have a look at the pictures to learn step by step how Bobsmade customize

headphones. It takes around 6 hours.


Here is everything you will need:


  • Headphones (I use Philips Shp 1900 - 15€)  
  • Permanent paint (Molotow One for All - one color bottle costs 17€)
  • Permanent Marker (Posterman from 3€ , Faber Castell Multimark 1€)
  • An old clean cloth
  • Thinner  4€
  • Varnish (Prisma colour spray 6€)
  • Some tape 1€
So if you have to buy everything new, incl. 3 Molotow colors you have to spend around 80€ just for the materials. Maybe it's not bad to think about ordering     some from Bobsmade :)  
There you can also find more examples and a How to paint on Headphones video.
Good luck if you try it yourself, and show your work if you want, by sending me a picture at -> contact@bobsmade.com


Bobsmade headphones Tutorial
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Comments: 118
  • #118

    A dude (Saturday, 13 June 2020 00:02)


  • #117

    Nikita Johnson (Sunday, 26 April 2020 02:35)

    Hi there I Hi there I would like to customize my headphones and I don’t know what to do

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  • #114

    Mozelo (Monday, 23 September 2019 12:54)

    Wow! Wonderful headphones

  • #113

    Petra (Wednesday, 06 March 2019 15:43)

    I was wondering if someone already pimped pilot headphones (the ugly green ones with a lot of buttons on 1 side). I would like to try, but since they are quite expensive, if I could see it has already been done, that would be nice :)

  • #112

    whatsapp status app (Saturday, 03 November 2018 12:13)

    Thank you very much for sharing this very useful information, I am very happy to have found the information I was looking for. Once again, thank you so much

  • #111

    Max Paige (Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:08)

    How do you paint leather sneakers? Do you also use the same kind of acrylic paint or do you use a special kind of leather paint? I would love to know, since I want to try to, although it probably won't turn out as good.
    I really think everything you do is great https://www.mycourseworkhelp.co.uk, esp. the ones that require so much little detail, I have a hard time drawing that small on paper with pencil!

  • #110

    techycat (Monday, 22 October 2018 14:42)


  • #109

    El Henri (Friday, 27 July 2018 14:45)

    I've painted some headphones but I'm still bad with varnishing. I need help. Please.

  • #108

    Click Me (Tuesday, 08 May 2018 09:27)

    Great this article is very helpful. Thank you for the valuable information.

  • #107

    Vplak (Saturday, 17 June 2017)

    Wow! Wonderful headphones
    It just make everyone happy. Every Headphone lover should try it.

  • #106

    Rachapon (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:02)

    I am Rachapon from Thailand, I love your creative design.
    I have an idea to launch my new business , to sell phone cases and T-Shirt for my own brand. How much the cost if i ask you to design for my collection.
    Thank you
    PS. My English is basic, sorry if misunderstand : )

  • #105

    CordingWater6 (Friday, 27 January 2017 10:55)

    I want to customize my Bush headphones and I'm also wondering if I follow this can I also stick things onto them? Like fluff and stuff like that?

  • #104

    Mah (Tuesday, 19 May 2015 17:00)

    Who is the boy of the photo?

  • #103

    Matinee Imchum (Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:17)

    Wow! Beautiful work really! I love to come here and look around, it´s just make me feel happy.. I am new on Jimdo, but so far is fun to create my own website ;)
    Will spread the word about your work!
    Love Love Love
    May Green

  • #102

    Soraia (Monday, 19 May 2014 02:47)

    hey there!
    Well, I think I'm gonna try this out, but other then thinner and tape, I don't have any of the materials, so...
    Is there any other brand you think will work just ass well as molotow? I don't know if my parents are willing to spend a lot of money on this (you know, with the headphones, the paint, the spray, the marker, etc) and, where I'm from, it's usually more expensive. It's probably a one time thing, so I think it's not worth it for me...

  • #101

    Pratiksha (Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:10)

    Glad I found this post. It’s really awesome. This is great example of how to customize your headphones. Headphone zone offers some of the best headphones online at unbeatable price. Get the headphone which you are looking for.

  • #100

    Danielle (Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:03)

    I love it so much but there isn't all that materials where I'm living

  • #99

    James (Thursday, 05 December 2013 23:55)

    Waaah this is truly helpful :D

  • #98

    Alex (Friday, 09 August 2013 12:48)

    Faber Castell Multimark dissolve after put on acrylic lacquer (

  • #97

    Phydrian (Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:55)

    Beautiful! I wonder if the paint and artwork fade over time though? Although it seems like a simple enough process, I guess you could just re-do it.

  • #96

    Ghaz (Friday, 10 August 2012 08:47)

    Hi there, besides faber castell markers can I use copic markers or prismacolor markers?

  • #95

    NoaE (Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:56)

    Thank you so much for this tutorial....I don't have enough money to buy headphones from you,but I wanted to give my sister unique headphones...As for the materials,I used some old acrylic colors and a pilot pen XDDDD Anyways I'm so glad you made this tutorial!THANK-YOU!

  • #94

    Mr Anonymous Guy (Sunday, 17 June 2012 08:21)

    How do the headphones listen better after painting them??? Please explain...

  • #93

    Max (Friday, 01 June 2012 06:28)

    Can we get a discount if we bought the headphones and sent them to you?

  • #92

    Chacha (Thursday, 01 March 2012 18:12)

    Dis is 9s..can i do de same wif beat by dre

  • #91

    Blazeek-B (Thursday, 23 February 2012 13:04)

    Does this work with a headphone that has already a paint?

  • #90

    Tobi (Monday, 13 February 2012 00:26)

    Does this work with any set of headphones?

  • #89

    Renzo (Saturday, 14 January 2012 01:57)

    i live in mexico and i can't find the materials D:
    Can you help me?

  • #88

    Kyle Hill (Wednesday, 21 December 2011 04:18)

    Would beats by dre headphones be good phones to customize. I think they are made from the same material.

  • #87

    Edwin Yeung (Friday, 16 December 2011 01:17)

    Could you suggest a paint that would work just as well as molotow? Because where I, live, I cant get any at the art stores in the city, and I cant order anything online.

  • #86

    melroy pamak (Friday, 11 November 2011 20:32)

    like what kind of paints r these molotow???? i live in india.... n i dnt think u get them here.... so can u pls temme what exactly r these paints... like r they fabics, or aerosol or what exactly????? :)

  • #85

    ¡Bien por Guillermo! (Tuesday, 25 October 2011 04:55)

    Como tas?? La verdad no para de mirar todo lo que hacen y esta buenisimo!! Espectacular!!! muy muy Copado!! Gracias por compartir todo!!

  • #84

    Zahid Zulfiqar (Tuesday, 18 October 2011 14:03)

    hey! i like your tutorial as much as i like your product and design. however, i was wondering how do you do the 'shine' using fabercastell multimark in the 18th picture

  • #83

    Erika Martinez (Monday, 26 September 2011 01:12)

    What's thinner and what do you use if for?
    And what do you use tape for?

  • #82

    Marco Sardinha (Wednesday, 21 September 2011 18:57)

    Hi, I've read the tut and found it to be quite enlightning. However I still have a few questions!

    1) How many colors do you advise buying? (from the one4all range)
    2) Do the refills already come with the markers? (like the ones you used to paint the grey parts on the picture of the tutorial)
    3)Any other brands you advise buying?

    Thank you!

    P.S.: You're drawings are awesome, just thought you should know!

  • #81

    matheus rangel (Saturday, 17 September 2011 20:24)

    hi, you sell for Brazil

  • #80

    Kevin Reese (Friday, 26 August 2011 16:43)

    Im not artistic at all, is their a way to pay for this to be done for me?

  • #79

    someone (Thursday, 25 August 2011 16:02)

    for the white part of the panda (or whatever it is) do u paint the white molotow on? do u paint another layer of white when u start painting with the light colors?

  • #78

    Tawni (Thursday, 18 August 2011 20:18)

    That's awesome you've included a tutorial here; thanks! I started doing stuff like this before your website, but I was using all the wrong tools; they didn't look as nice as yours! Thanks for the tips, I'm more likely to order from you now!

  • #77

    Star (Tuesday, 16 August 2011 21:03)

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWWWW I soooo want to do this <3 But idk if I have the right tools... :(

  • #76

    Anahi (Sunday, 14 August 2011 18:50)

    Ich habe eine Frage meine Kopfhöre habe ich mit Acryl Farben bemalt aber bei scharfen kannten zerkratzt es? Habt ihr eine Lösung.
    Schon mal danke =)

  • #75

    Frédéric, Windcom (Tuesday, 26 July 2011 01:00)

    Very good job, very good web site. So ...congratulations :)

  • #74

    Gross (Monday, 27 June 2011 06:07)

    This is the most amazing thing ever. EVER. Now I know what I am doing for my boyfriend's b-day present :D Thank you!

  • #73

    Jenny H. (Thursday, 19 May 2011 07:10)

    It's hard for me to find Mowlow paints at the store, and I'm not allowed to shop online yet. Are there any other brands that could replace Molotow that I could buy at a craftstore?

  • #72

    Jaopanda (Thursday, 19 May 2011 07:02)

    What qualifies a permanent paint to be permanent? What makes it different from other paints? I'm trying to find other permanent paint brands that I can buy at Micheals,Joann fabrics and so on.

  • #71

    beats by sofa (Sunday, 01 May 2011 05:34)

    How do you make it look like beats by dre

  • #70

    Patric (Monday, 25 April 2011 19:38)

    How do they listen better? it says so in the 18th picture.

  • #69

    @Luka (Monday, 28 March 2011 21:57)

    okies then but do you think i will still be able to use the molotow though ??? and what shoe tut i can't find it :/