I want to build a headphone using Symphones V8.1 Drivers, what's my first step?

To start you will need V8.1 Drivers, a pair of ear cups, headband, cable, and ear pads. Our drivers are sold in pairs - the price you see includes 2 individual drivers, one for each ear.

If you plan on upgrading your Grado's read this article to get an idea of whats needed.

If you’re starting from scratch and prefer wooden Grado-style earcups here is our list of approved suppliers:

Vibro Labs

Vibro specializes in high-value, high quality, Grado-style earcups designed for V8.1 drivers. Based in Maine USA these guys have been around long enough to know how its done. You wont be disappointed with their craftsmanship and excellent customer service. Highly recommended.

Wabi Sabi

Based in sunny California, Bruce makes beautiful handmade custom Grado-style enclosures designed for Symphones V8.1 Drivers. His selection of exotic woods and eye for detail is second to none. If you want anything exotic or custom then Bruce at Wabi Sabi is your guy.


Based in Poland, Prezm and his team are dedicated to quality DIY headphone parts. Makers of fine wooden earcups and headband assemblies for Symphones V8.1 Drivers.


Based in Indonesia, an excellent one-stop-shop for DIY headphone parts. Compatible with Symphones V8.1 Drivers, check out their Wooden cups, headbands, and fork assemblies.

Turbulent Labs

Based in Malaysia, a quality supplier of headband leathers, wooden cups, and high purity copper cables designed for Symphones V8.1 Drivers.


An excellent source for Grado L-Cush earpads which are the preferred choice for Symphones V8.1 Drivers.


How do V8.1 Drivers compare in sound to V7?

V8 is the latest refinement of our expertise and technology. Read a direct comparison of V8 Drivers and V7 here.


What are the dimensions for V8.1 drivers?

Our V8 drivers have a diameter of 1.7 inches or 46mm and a height of 0.28 inches or 7.1mm. Red dot marks positive terminal.



Do you ship internationally?

We ship our Drivers world-wide. For detailed shipping cost please refer to your shopping cart check-out.


Any other questions?

We know building your own headphone can seem like a challenge, but its one that comes with many rewards. If you want to learn more or have any questions feel free to drop us a line.