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Re: headphones for fieldrecording and editing

Subject: Re: headphones for fieldrecording and editing
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 13:48:45 -0400
From: Bret <>

> I too have used the Sony 7506 in the field and in the studio for years.
>  These are over the ear, and very comfortable for hours of listening.
> Plus they fold up (or do you say fold down?).
> The frequency response is good, sensitivity with portable recorders is
> good.

I use the very similar Sony MDR-V900's. The pair I'm using is over 4
years old and still in perfect shape. I do have a 2nd pair, just in case
I ever ruin them. It's essential to have good headphones in the field.

They are a bit warm in hot weather, but with the mics I use it's
necessary to have a well sealed closed headphone. I also find headphones
that sit on my ears uncomfortable, and prefer the ones that don't
pressure my ears. Any like that will be warm.

They have the advantage that being sealed they protect from loud sounds.
I've been out where the natural sounds were loud enough to be painful
and I appreciated this advantage.

I've several headphones around here I could use for editing. But, the
MDR-V900's give the most detailed sound reproduction by far, so that's
what I use editing as well. Any time I want to hear a sound sample well.

The only objection is that the leather covers on the padded headband can
creak when they are put on.



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