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Re: Field Headphones?

Subject: Re: Field Headphones?
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 13:10:26 -0400
grantfinlay wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> I used to use sony 7506 but have upgraded to the sennheiser HD25 (not 
> HD25sp)
> I find that they are more isolating and I don't have to wonder if that 
> background noise is too much.. I'm a sound recordist for tv/film at the 
> moment and am very happy with the HD25's, I understand that the 
> application is different as I'm usually dealing with more background 
> noise than you are or ever should! The HD25sp are a lower cost version, 
> can't comment on quality as I've never used them but have been told the 
> HD25 are "clearer"
> Have listened to the sony 7509 (?) newer of the 7506 and liked them 
> too.  All I can suggest is go to your local pro store or hifi shop and 
> have a listen if you can,but remember that the HD25 will reject more 
> background noise , I think they have a 20 db isolating factor or there 
> about. can't remember the sonys spec's.
> I should mention that the only reason I brought the sennheisers was 
> that I work in a lot of areas that have high background levels such as 
> I.V's on the side of the road etc. This is what drove me to try the 
> sennheisers, otherwise was very happy with the sony's.

I found the HD25's uncomfortable when I tried them on, and that was for 
just a few minutes. As I noted, try before you buy if you can. Fit is a 
personal thing.

Sony does a little game with headphones, there is a consumer line and a 
pro line. Some models are identical except for model number. As far as I 
can tell, the 7509 (pro) is the same as the MDR-V900 (consumer). 
Certainly the same specs and fit.

One of the things that attracted me to the MDR-V900 is the 50mm 
diaphragms. I like good low end sound.

I also record from the side of the road a lot. Though the application is 
different as when a car passes the recording is no good anyway.



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