Is there such a thing.
I am plugging these into a h4n with audio coming off of a Rode videomic on a boom pole.
I want to eliminate practically all outside noise and really "hear" what is coming through the mic.
Here are my options:
1) Wear high quality Ear-Buds underneath firearm/gun shooting earmuffs. These muffs do a great job at elimination certain pitches of noise but some can still be heard.
2) hope you awesome audio techs can give me some advise on a good pair of noise cancelling headphones for less than the $200 mark.
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07-01-2012 08:33 PM
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07-01-2012 08:47 PM
Best advice I can give you is to NOT waste your money on active noise cancelling headphones, what they do makes it very inaccurate to listen to.
that being said good in-ears under shooting style earmuffs is the most you can hope to achieve, as sound will travel thru your body tissues making it impossible to create acctual lack of any sound. THis will be very very uncomfortable to have over a long period of time. there are several time tested mother approved headphones that those that do this for a living have filtered as good solid options, Sennheiser has the HD25, the 280hd, Audio technica has the MTH50 SOny has the MDR7506, I personally like the Phillips "the Stretch" and there are a few others that you can find out about if you do a search for 'headphones'. If you want excellent in-ears I really like the Klipsch X10 which I have set, these block out as much sound as any foam earplug, and they sound awesome.
To me the best sounding and best isolating have been the Phillips, you can Audition them at your local Best Buy.
one thing you will find is that it also depends how much yu can spend, as just on the few that I have mentioned go from $80 for the Phillips to $349 for the Klipsch. and everywhere in between.
07-01-2012 11:29 PM
No! Do NOT use an active noise-cancelling gadget to monitor production recording. The noise-cancelling will mask the ambient noise that the boom mic is picking up. That will give you a false sense of the signal to noise ratio.
If you want to improve the noise-rejection from the boom operator's headphones, then use better headphones. For example there are versions of the ubiquituous Sony MDR-7506 headphones built into David Clark shells like the kind used on the flight deck of aircraft carriers.
http://www.trewaudio.com/store/Remot...et-HN7506.htmlRecording audio without metering and monitoring is exactly like framing and focusing without looking at the viewfinder.
07-02-2012 12:23 AM
The sennheiser HD 25 mk2 is about the best as it places the transducers very close to the ears and is fairly tight so eliminates external noise.
I fond that he mass of the sony's can actually cause problems as high wind can be acoustically heard through the earpieces.
07-03-2012 01:24 PM
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I Literally asked this same questions 1-2 weeks ago, in the end i ended up buying the sennheiser 380 hd pro. Gotta say I'm not disappointed, I can hear things I've never picked up before there pretty incredible. Your literally going to get a list saying sennheiser 280 hd pro /380 hd pro / HD 25-1 II or Sony MDR 7506 / what ever there latest model. For me in the UK the 380 were only £20 dearer than the 280's so it was definitely worth it. (for reference I'm using them for field recording/mixing with a tascam dr-100mk 2 with a rode ntg-3 and a blimp system, the passive noise reduction is superb).
07-03-2012 08:33 PM
I get funny looks every time I mention these but I love them. The Klipsch Custom 1 headphones. They were $130 when I bought them. They have very mixed reviews but I love them. I got them because my circumaural headphones were way to hot for June and August weddings outside. It seems from the reviews the biggest complaint is fit. Mine fit great. In fact I just bought a new set of tips as after 4 years of heavy use they were coming off in transit. They are not active but isolate noise very well. I use them even not plugged in as ear plug at loud events. The Custom 2 and 3 are better models but they were above my budget when I purchased them.
07-05-2012 12:16 PM
I have the Klipsch X10 and I love them, unfortunately they are $349 retail. but work great as earplugs too with tons of isolation.
07-06-2012 06:25 AM
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Thanks everyone for the replies!