I recently purchased a Sennheiser eh2200 set. It is a closed set.
There are certainly much better ones around, but this one is very
affordable, good enough for me when in the field, and... even though it is
made of plastic, it can be twisted without any damage.
That last characteristic decided me when looking for one, as I broke a set a
year ago while removing it in the field (a set that should never have left
home, in the first place). With the eh2200, that seems practically
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter Knapp [SMTP:
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 6:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Field Headphones?
> Klas Strandberg wrote:
> > An important criteria when recording birds with a parabol is how easy it
> > to take them on and off with one hand. You will often need to take the
> > headphones off, to locate the direction of the bird, and one hand will
> > busy holding the dish.
> Since I always use the Stereo element with the Telinga, I have little
> problem locating without removing the headphones. With mono it would be
> If I need to remove them I generally just push them to one side rather
> than removing them all the way. I also have a headlamp on, and it would
> get real awkward to get the headphones all the way on and off without
> catching the headlamp too.
> Also, one handing headphones on and off puts a fair amount of strain on
> their joints. Not a big problem when it was all metal, but so much of it
> is plastic now.
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