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I am not a sports reporter, my eyesight isn’t that great and I like to sit and sometimes stand, easier to get focal lengths right. I tried a set of traditional studio cans, (can’t remember the name but you’ll know, the clunky ones) with a mic attached, results were pretty horrible. So question (1) can they be successful, and (2) which of these, (or other) do you successfully use in a studio environment?
Sennheiser HMD 26
Audio Technica BPHS1
Beyerdynamic DT297 PV mk11
I did once (2007) sit in on a BBC breakfast show in Brighton where they used them successfully, but I’ve no idea what they were using.
Thanks, advice appreciated.
I’m pretty sure the kit in Brighton @ BBC SCR are DT297s. They’re actually quite nice sounding for both mic & monitoring. Not as nice as DT150s for monitoring but very easy on the ears.
Personally, my experience with the Sennheiser stuff is that the mic sounds pretty thin – I’ve used them in a newsroom situation & to do travel with in places – they’re not as nice to my ears but your opinion may differ.
I think you can successfully use them, provided it is just you using them & you are used to it. If it was a strategic decision in a studio for everyone to share, then it could become messy!
Thanks very much, that was VERY useful Nik, and yes they’d just be traveling with my kit and for me only.
If nobody give me anything else to think about I’ll go with the DT297’s and have a search for best mailorder deal.
Shit, latte or americano! I mean I know how to plug em in but engineers know about ohms & stuff, not me…
Beyerdynamic DT-297-PV/250 MkII
Beyerdynamic DT-297-PV/80 MKII
I would recommend the 250 Ohms version, as that will work best with professional broadcast equipment.
As with any energy-delivery system – it works best if you match the load to the source.
No point in hanging a high-impedance unit on a low-impedance source.
Of course Ian, but in my experience, the 250 Ohms version will match better with the majority of equipment used in radio that has a headphone socket.