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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #46
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When I'm on that page I seee a chart with the specifications for a huge list of headphones. Do you not see it?

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Old January 29th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #47
 
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Grazie,
What Ty is suggesting (and I agree) is that even tho YOUR specific headphones aren't listed, YOUR headphones aren't terribly different from the AKG cans that are listed. Look at the AKG cans that are listed on the Rane page, and use that as a comparison. The values will be fairly close. Maybe you could pick up the phone or email Rane and ask them to update their page to include your specific model. Otherwise, just know that you're very close in relative sensitivity by looking at other AKG headphones in that list.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 12:05 PM   #48
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Bit late! Apologies .. been nursing my Partner . . ! Just given her a bowl of Chicken soup .. .

OK Dokey!

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When I'm on that page I seee a chart with the specifications for a huge list of headphones. Do you not see it?

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Yes I see the CHART. I see lots of different Cans mentioned. I see AKGs, Sennies . .etc etc But only ONE page. Is/was there "another" and AKG page being mentioned? - Seems not?



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Grazie,
What Ty is suggesting (and I agree) is that even tho YOUR specific headphones aren't listed, YOUR headphones aren't terribly different from the AKG cans that are listed. Look at the AKG cans that are listed on the Rane page, and use that as a comparison. The values will be fairly close. Maybe you could pick up the phone or email Rane and ask them to update their page to include your specific model. Otherwise, just know that you're very close in relative sensitivity by looking at other AKG headphones in that list.
Thank you Douglas. I didn't "know" that the Sennies would be similar to the AKGs. And yes, now I know this I can compare them to the AKGs. I will take up the constructive observation - I wont phone from London - but I might very well email them. Jolly good idea! Nice to know I've got as sensitive cans as the AKGs - at least I can say something "knowledgeable" and with some authority when/if the subject arises say: "Similar to AKGS range . . ." OR that if I should be working with a chap who HAS AKGs I can be assured that what HE is hearing and what I am hearing, at least in terms of the cans, would be similar. This is as good as it gets, I guess?

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Old January 29th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #49
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When I was at the Church, I looked up some information on the HD 280 pro.
Impedance 64 ohms (as per IEC 268-7)
Input power 500mw (as per IEC 268-7)
Frequency response 8 Hz - 25 kHz
Sound pressure level 102 dB (as per IEC)
113 dB / 1 V rms
Ambient noise attenuation Max.32 dB
THD < 0.1% (at 51KHz, 100 dB SPL)
Weight approx. 285 g
Contact pressure approx. 6 N
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Old January 29th, 2006, 01:54 PM   #50
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Wow. Ty, thanks! Rane seems to confirm industry scuttlebutt that 7506 are reasonably sensitive and Senn. generally not as much.

Grazie, sorry, I guess I won't be visiting your web site ;-(
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Old January 29th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #51
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Wow. Ty, thanks! Rane seems to confirm industry scuttlebutt that 7506 are reasonably sensitive and Senn. generally not as much.

Grazie, sorry, I guess I won't be visiting your web site ;-(

Phew that's handy .. 'cos I aint got one Ahahaha! ! ! . .and I now don't need to construct a table.

Aint that sad - bloke without a website.

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Old February 14th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #52
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I picked up some Sennheiser HD280s today for $150 CDN. A friend of mine has them and was telling me about how they "dissect" music but I finally really know what he meant!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 06:37 AM   #53
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7506 vs V6

any idea why the sony 7506 ($100) are the industry standard, when the sony v6 ($70) have a higher freq response (5-30khz compared to 10-20khz) at a cheaper price?

Is the 7506 better (louder) when used with DV cam outputs?

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Old April 2nd, 2006, 08:57 PM   #54
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Looking at this chart I can't really see much difference between the Sony MDR-7506 and the MDR-V600. Am I missing something?

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 08:22 AM   #55
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Apparently. Go out on a shoot. See who's wearing what. I think you'll see many more MDR7506. At some point, specs are just specs. There could be many good reasons other than specs.

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Old April 3rd, 2006, 09:25 AM   #56
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What about sealed headphones?

Remote audio offers modified 7506s with special baffling for $285. We had a shoot with a DVX100 in 24p this weekend and the camera headphone output has a really annoying delay. My own little Optura does as well. It makes it difficult tell if the room needs additional treatment. Would it be worth the extra expense, or am I making too much of this? I'll bet I could turn down the volume a little and give my ears a break as well. My hearing is already not so great (too many punk show in high school).
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Old April 3rd, 2006, 10:01 AM   #57
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Good point. It took me a while to figure out that the DVX100a had to be in 24P before the delay was heard. VERY off-putting. I already get enough phase weirdness from headphones and live action.

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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #58
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Apparently. Go out on a shoot. See who's wearing what. I think you'll see many more MDR7506. At some point, specs are just specs. There could be many good reasons other than specs.

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I was talking to a local DJ about headphones and he mentioned that he switched from the 7506 to the V600 because he felt that they were a little more comfortable. Also that he has not noticed any difference in performance. That is why I was looking at the spec. I wonder how many others have actually used both and if so could you please give a comparison.

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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:36 AM   #59
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MDR-v6

If you like the sony 7506 ($100), you might want to check out the sony V6 ($70). They have a higher freq response, 5-30khz compared to 10-20khz.

(this is not the same set as the sony V600)

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/003955.html
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:01 AM   #60
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I was talking to a local DJ about headphones and he mentioned that he switched from the 7506 to the V600 because he felt that they were a little more comfortable. Also that he has not noticed any difference in performance. That is why I was looking at the spec. I wonder how many others have actually used both and if so could you please give a comparison.

Thanks

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Um, local DJ's don't DO location audio.

You don't need encyclopedic research to buy the right headphones for location audio.

You don't see V600s on movie sets. You see 7506. If V600s were good on set, the entire location audio industry would trash their MDR7506 and buy them.

Buy the 7506 and get to work.

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