View Full Version : Monitoring Sound - Headphones
05-19-2004, 03:25 PM
Hi Barry or Barry or anyone.......
I just hooked up a new AT 897 to my DVX100a and would like
some advice on headphones. I have seen the thread related to this topic before but need clarification.
Somebody said the Sony phones (#7550?) were't good anymore because of the pumped up amplifier on the 100a compared to the 100, so.........
can you recommend a pair (at leat 3)that work well with the new model? I was looking to spend $100-150 (approx.)
This may seem stupid but would a set of Bose Triport phones work or would that distort the sound more? Reason I am asking is 'cause I would also get some use from them to listen to my minidisc player or what have you.
Any input from all would be appreciated. Thanks!
05-19-2004, 06:10 PM
I'd still recommend the Sony MDR-7506 for about $100. The DVX100a has an improved headphone amplifier, but I don't see why that would cause problems with the 7506's. The volume output is adustable. The MDR-7506's are excellent for picking up every bit of dialogue and ambient sound. It's very easy to tell if you've got a problem with picking up unwanted sounds. I have used my 7506's with my ipod and I think they sound pretty good if not great. Don't get me started on Bose--I think most of their products are overrated and all of them are overpriced. I went into one of those Bose stores once and I felt like I was being recruited into the Church of Scientology :-)
05-20-2004, 12:34 PM
I'm also looking into headphones for a DVX100a, and have found that the Sennheiser HD280 Pro model is also highly regarded for about $100. I have no personal experience with either the Senn or the Sony, though.
the sennheiser mdr 25 , small, exellent sound very good regection of outside sound , if it to expencive the sony 7506 is very good tool
the bouth is industry stndart and most of us (soundmen) using one of them
05-24-2004, 02:29 PM
The Sonys are great for critical listening, and for getting a very accurate representation of the sound signal. I wouldn't say they're the most pleasant for "enjoyment" listening... but certainly not bad, especially if the ipod lets you EQ...?
For isolation on noisy shoots, I've found nothing better than the DirectSound Extreme Isolation headphones... the actual sound quality is not as good as the Sonys (pretty bass-y), but in a loud environment, they work out better (and save your ears for the future, since you can listen at MUCH lower levels than you'd need to with other headphones). These are not active noise-canceling headphones (those tend not to work well, distort sound, and only block certain parts of the spectrum).. these are construction-worker ear protectors modified with speakers...
So I'd recommend both if you can, they both have their place.
05-26-2004, 04:48 PM
Sony's 7506 are the only ones I can leave on my head all day long without feeling claustrophobic. They gently press on your ears, letting just enough of the outside world in not to drive you Rain Man.
Plus : they're bloody good speakers, very natural (unlike the Sennheisers which — at my taste — are ridiculously too crispy).
I work as a dubbing and foley mixer. Being in *the same room with the actors or the foley artists, I have to record them with my headphones on.
I never get disappointed when listening back to the takes on the loudspeakers.
In 7506 I trust.
05-26-2004, 08:01 PM
I really like the 7506s, too. Very comfortable. Great sound. Great detail. Fold up nicely for transport. More importantly, I can easily detect any distortion clipping in live music situations. Not high isolation though.
I also have a pair of Senn HD280 Pros. After they've been on my ears for a few minutes, the isolation is really great. I can barely hear my phone ringing right next to me on the desk. To my ears they have a flatter response than the 7506s. But they are much bulkier than the 7506s; even when folded. Worse yet, they have some plastic parts in the headband that don't hold up. I treat mine real nice and have already had to repair some stress cracks with epoxy. For me, they don't travel well.
05-27-2004, 10:36 AM
I just want to say "thank you" for all the sound advice.
Haha....get it, get it? I am definitely going to buy the
7506 headphones this weekend. Thanks for all your input.
check this befor ,http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/02976
better isolation then the 7506
(i have them bouth )