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Re: headphone RFI

Subject: Re: headphone RFI
From: "Jaap de Jong" j_h_de_jong
Date: Wed Jun 3, 2009 5:58 pm ((PDT))
--- In  Nathan Pieplow <> wrot=
> Hi all,
> I'm in the market for a new pair of headphones, and I'm frustrated
> with my search.  I need something to use in the field with my Fostex
> FR2-LE and my Telinga stereo parabola.  The headphones must have a
> closed back and a 1/8 inch stereo plug; also, importantly, they must
> have a straight cord (preferably short).  I can't deal with a coiled
> cord when I'm hiking through, e.g., thornscrub.  Usefulness in the
> field is actually far more important to me than sound quality.

Hi Nathan,

I recently obtained the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones. Closed back (and=
 circumaural), foldable, 1/8 plug and excellent audio-quality. For extended=
 nighttime listening and editing at home I use open Sennheisers. However, I=
 was surprised how very pleasing the AT's are to me. They almost sound like=
 open-back headphones, with enough 'air' and only light coloration. I have =
not tried them in rough conditions yet, but they seem sturdy. Price somewhe=
re in the range of $100-150. Be sure to get the straight cord version, I ha=
ve the (standard?) coiled one. My Sony PCM-D50 (and even my laptop) can dri=
ve them well, so they should not pose a problem for the FR2-LE.

Good luck! Regards from Amsterdam, NL

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