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Old March 11th, 2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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Skullcandy Skullcrushers vs Sennheiser Hi-Fi

So I have a bunch of airline miles at my disposal that are expiring soon from my couple years of working on the road (read flying a lot). And I've decided to pick up a pair of headphones as everything else in my miles range is unappealing minus the possibility of an iPod speaker dock system.

So my choices are narrowed down to a bunch of Sony generic headphones, the Skullcandy Skullcrushers, or the Sennheiser Hi-Fi stereo headphones. I'm pretty sure all of them are the low grade stuff but I'd rather pick something over letting my miles expire.

So has anyone had any experience with either the Skullcandy's or Sennheiser's when shooting video/recording audio and how did you like/dislike them?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #2
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Don't know either of them but 'cans made for consumer music listening generally aren't acceptable for monitoring. The Skullcrushers site describes them as "mini-subwoofers against your skull," hardly the sort of thing you'd use for evaluating a take. I'd figure out something else to spend my miles on
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Old March 16th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Old March 16th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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I use Sony in-the-ear buds exclusively for monitoring camera while shooting, the louder (lower impedance) the better as MOST camera headphone amps are seriously substandard (excepting broadcast cams). I'd rather hear that low hum in the background than kicking bass that may or may not actually appear in my program material.

$20 on average. Decent fidelity and when they inevitably get ripped out of my ears or run through the wash, I don't feel too ripped off.

On the other side of the equation of course is the headset I wear when operating boom pole - over the ears flat response cans (I use mid range AT's).
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