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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:00 PM   #1
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Anyone with a me66 please advise...

For those who have helped me through my choosing I thank you.

I am going to get a XM2 (GL2)

I am also interested if anyone who uses a senheiser me66 and who found the price of the mz66 or mz66 pro foam wind stoppers (not the furry ones - y'know the normal ones like on the XL1...) to be really CRAZILY expensive.

My question is -- is there any choice?

Do any of you guys use an alternative as it is about $65 for one of those here in England!
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Old November 18th, 2002, 03:21 PM   #2
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Hmm... B&H Photo sells one for $37 in addition to a "pro" model. I think it'll do the job you're looking to fill.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bh4.sph/...ID=F1D224F75D0

Honestly, since these foam windscreens are relatively useless in all but the most sedate atmospheric conditions I wouldn't pay more than I absolutely had to for such a windscreen. The "pro" version is guaranteed to be marketing horse-hockey. If you eventually want true "pro" wind protection look at a Rycote Softie for your ME-66.
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Old November 18th, 2002, 04:27 PM   #3
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Let me rephrase that...

Thanks Ken -- but i just checked shipping costs to UK and that Senheiser original seems the smae price all things considered!

Anyone in Europe know of anything I could use?
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Old November 18th, 2002, 04:48 PM   #4
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Hi Elephant, yeah those things are ridiculously expensive and I didn't find an alternative. I just paid NZ$140 for a sennheiser one (About US$70) as I wanted something to at least protect the mic. It seems it's more than just currency conversion with all these accessories. It's almost like you're charged for shipping the single item from the factory to your country as that's what the price here works out to be. I might try and make my own windjammer to go over it because buying the small windjammer is another $140. I could have ordered from the US but unless I was buying a whole lot of other gear the postage isn't really worth it.

You might just be stuck with forking out the $$ for one.
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