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How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« on: August 20, 2019, 03:32:33 PM »
Hi

I have these mics
https://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-EHB-2

that I want to use outdoors, but the foam windshields are too big and make the mics obvious if I cut them down to the bare minimum would they still shield the wind?


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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 04:42:25 PM »
Hi

I have these mics
https://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-EHB-2

that I want to use outdoors, but the foam windshields are too big and make the mics obvious if I cut them down to the bare minimum would they still shield the wind?

While I've never used these particular mics, in general omnis are less susceptible to wind noise than direction mics so you might be fine with a minimal windshield (or potentially even none at all depending on how severe the wind is). 
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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 05:15:05 PM »
Grow your hair long.. or sport a generous wig.

As Heathen notes, the severity of the wind will determine how much protection will be required.  Experiment with an electric fan to get a general idea of what works.
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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 03:38:11 PM »
Came across this the other day and though of this thread.  Obviously rather obvious looking, although perhaps suitable in cold weather.


The Neumann KU100 (dummy head stereo binaural microphone) windshield:



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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 03:47:22 PM »
Came across this the other day and though of this thread.  Obviously rather obvious looking, although perhaps suitable in cold weather.


The Neumann KU100 (dummy head stereo binaural microphone) windshield:





I don't know what you're talking about.  This is my hearing protection.
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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 03:49:43 PM »
These might work.......if you're in Wisconsin  :cheers:
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Re: How much foam do you need as windscreen/shield with SP-EHB-2
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 05:20:55 PM »
Came across this the other day and though of this thread.  Obviously rather obvious looking, although perhaps suitable in cold weather.


The Neumann KU100 (dummy head stereo binaural microphone) windshield:





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