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Old May 22nd, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1
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Best earset microphone for high wind situations?

I've got a project in which we shoot outdoors, with a lot of movement, and an over the ear (earset) microphone would be my first choice. In the past we did this with a lav, but it wasn't as good as I would have liked...

I do have access to a Countryman E6 set (e6dw5t2sr, unidirectional) but it is terrible with any amount of wind at all. I'm looking for a similar mic, but one that can handle light to medium wind and still deliver useable audio.

Currently we're using the Sony UTX-B2/URX-P2 wireless system.

Any suggestions?

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: Best earset microphone for high wind situations?

One of these furry guys should help with the Countryman.
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Don't know anything about or the size of the Sony, but they likely have one for that as well.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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Re: Best earset microphone for high wind situations?

I'd love it if it were that simple! ...And I have tried it, but there's a problem. The issue I'm having here is that the only companies I can find that make the proper size fuzzy for the E6 (it's a 3mm mic, much smaller than a standard lav) don't do the right color... I need it to match the mic, and I can't find one in beige. (The fuzzy I tested with was comically oversized. It did work, though!)

The Sonys I mentioned are just the transmitter/receiver set, we've got several lavs that we use with them.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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Re: Best earset microphone for high wind situations?

They make windjammers for the B6, that's about the same size as the E6.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:06 PM   #5
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Interesting, thanks! Still stuck on the color issue, though.

I guess I could just paint the white one beige!
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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Re: Best earset microphone for high wind situations?

Are you already using the foamy windscreen that comes with the E6? (and is beige!)
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 02:44 PM   #7
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Yes, I am. This thing is just too sensitive to wind!

With the beige foam windscreen and a (black, because that's what I've got) furry windjammer it's okay, but it looks hideous. Which means it doesn't get used...
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