Cheap And Cheerful Lightweight Earphones

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Ron Jackson
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I need something to plug into the 3.5mm audio jack point of my nanoFlash so I can get an idea of what audio is being recorded.
I fancy something along the lines of iPod phones. Have enough wires and cables going in and out of my setup so the smaller/lighter the better,

Ron

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I use these as all purpose earphones , presntly attached to my ipad.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Klipsch-Custom-Performance-Noise-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B000WAHFBU/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1309111977&sr=8-36

I got mine for £22.00 ish

If you just want really cheap , there are numerous ipod headphones in poundland etc.

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Ron Jackson
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Thanks for that. Price gone up a bit but I'll hunt around, Ron

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Sennheiser CX300 are pretty decent. You get a pouch and 3 sets of rubber doofers.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000IDUP3G/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/275-8456654-6451266

I use them at the gym - they cancel out the rubbish they have on the radio quite nicely and deliver decent audio.

My mate has some cheap Sony over the ear Walkman type headphones - they are surprisingly very good for just checking you've got something - there's no isolation at all but sometimes that's not a bad thing (safety).

I use DT100s - nice but big and heavy - added bonus if I don't like the noise I just turn the sound down and use them as ear muffs!

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I am not keen on in-ear headphones and have used sony for most of the past 25 years, my current sets are the MDR 7506 and MDR 700DJ as larger headphones for location and studio/post but I also have some neckband smaller headphones, the smallest walkman type are in the side pouch of my camera body armour as the lightweight ones for quick checking of quality and levels.

Not sure if sony make them anymore as I can't seem to find the model numbers but sony generally make good headphones that give decent levels and good frequency response.

I would not be happy using noise cancelling headphones for this type of quality checking as they may be removing certain things that you wish to be aware of such as background hum or noise floor problems.

Also bear in mind that when working on location there tends to be times when you forget that you are wearing the headphones and walk away from the camera with them on, I always seem to do this with lighter headphones so a cheaper pair that are more robust will be a better option anyway and maybe two sets as they tend to get trashed more easily. I find I don't do this with larger headphones as they are more isolating and tend to remind ou not to walk off with them on, they also have coiled cables so are more camera friendly.

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Gavin Gration wrote:
Sennheiser CX300 are pretty decent. You get a pouch and 3 sets of rubber doofers.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000IDUP3G/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/275-8456654-6451266.....

I use these too - a good quality/price compromise. Here's a better link (for a non-mobile browser) for the £3.50 cheaper black version: :)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-CX300-B-Quality-Ear-Canal-Headphones/dp/B000E6G9RI/ref=pd_sim_ce_3

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Gavin Gration
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Agreed - mine are black - sorry about duff link.

Ron Jackson
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Thanks chaps but I've just realised that because I wear hearing aids "in ear" type 'phones may not be the best thing. Over ear can be a more manageable nuisance,

Ron

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Aha - can you use something like these:
http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/home_en.nsf/root/professional_headphones-headsets_headphones_502188
- maybe what you already use for field audio monitoring? :) Expensive, but very good.

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If we're talking normal audio cans, I use Beyer DT770's. There's a version that is intended for drummers, so the isolation is upped a bit. But I find my "normal 770's are fine.

http://www.studiospares.com/headphones-studio/beyer-dt770-pro-headphones-250-ohms/invt/410830/