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ROB DUNFORD
headphones choice
on Jun 4, 2005 at 3:12:27 pm

Hi
I need some new headphones for my location work, I seem to have seen a Sony foldable pair recommended selling for around $99. I need them to be compact, high quality and above all robust. Any other suggestions?
Rob Dunford
UK


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Seth Bloombaum
Re: headphones choice
on Jun 4, 2005 at 9:23:28 pm

'Round here (Northwestern US) the Sony MDR-7506 is somewhat of a standard for location work. Yes it does fold, and yes it typically discounts for about $100. Comes with a leatherette drawstring bag and a 3.5mm to 1/4" adaptor that screws on and won't accidentally fall off.

There is also a pair of Sennheiser for about the same price that many people like for music. Don't have a model number - sorry.


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Matte
Re: headphones choice
on Jun 7, 2005 at 2:31:52 am

[Seth Bloombaum] " Sony MDR-7506 is somewhat of a standard for location work."

And for in-studio, too.
They are found just about everywhere high-quality monitor 'phonesare needed (they seal-out ambient room-sound VERY well).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&...

And I prefer these Sony's for music over the Sennheisers as well (open-air 'phones don't cancel room and outdoor sound and that can be a problem in many monitoring situations).

If you can't get the MDR-7506 model, nearly identical specs, durability and features are found on the Sony MDR-V600 found at nearly every electronics discount store for $99 (and under $75 on line).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&kw=SOMDRV600&is=R...


I own several pair of each model... wouldn't shoot without a set of either on my head.
(In fact, nobody would recognize me without those 'phones over my ears.)

They are so rugged that I am on my second set of ear-cushions (just worn from USE) on 4 pair that have had no mechanical or audio problems in hundreds of hours of use (many times outdoors) and then they just "stuffed" into my camera gadget bags.


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Brian B
Re: headphones choice
on Jun 14, 2005 at 10:47:54 pm

Gotta back up the Sony MDR-7506 I've also got a pair there great.

Don't leave home without them!



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