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Re: Field Headphones?

Subject: Re: Field Headphones?
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 02:00:18 -0400
grantfinlay wrote:

> Hi Walt,
> I agree with you about the tight fit of the sennheisers.. At first I 
> felt like I had my head in a vise! got used to them though after a few 
> hours, mind you the sony 7506 are a loose fit for my head compaired to 
> any other brand.
> As you said it's a very personal thing finding the right headphones, 
> It's almost like the debate between mic brands.... personally I use 
> neumann shotguns, have owned sennheisers too but for the moment 
> neumanns are the one for me, may change my mind again soon .. maybe 
> when I go back to the sony 7506's!
> Grant.

I've spent whole days with the Sony's on. When editing. Out in the field 
it's a little more problematic in the heat, sweat will build up. That's 
true of any of the studio type mics though. The Sony's are the most 
comfortable headphones I've owned. I'm happy enough with them that I 
recently got a backup pair.

Guess I've a larger head. I find quite a few headphones just too tight. 
Same with stethoscopes, some high quality ones feel like they will punch 
right to the center of my head.

People come in asking about gear, I hope that they realize just how many 
options work fine. Each of us have gear we like, sometimes for the 
strangest reasons. I mostly went with sennheisers in mics as it seemed a 
more sure bet with their long history in nature recording. I'd love to 
try some of the other good stuff, some of the neumanns look interesting, 
as do some other brands. But for a lot of them it's more of a risk to 
buy as they don't have a history in nature recording. That's one of the 
things this group is good for. Someone will take a risk, and we all 
benefit from what they find out. Few can afford one of each.



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