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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2021, 12:23:40 PM »
OK! I tried this time. Was in the sweet spot. Wore the mics in my ears. Other than the crowd being fairly rowdy for being pretty old...the recording turned out decent.

I wouldn't be satisfied if all of my recordings were of this quality but for shows that I'd like a copy without having to jump through too many hoops for a stealth job they are pretty good.

Here's a sample. I have applied a bit of EQ (the master is pretty boomy), and a tad bit of compression.

https://soundcloud.com/fatah-ruark/bob-dylan-simple-twist-of-fate-live

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Full show audio here. I did add a bit more EQ and Compression to this version (feel free to let me know which one you like more):
https://youtu.be/X3sHVgTBhOQ

Yeah, the full show audio sounds better to me, good job, got a black pair coming from Santa  ;D
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2021, 12:46:40 PM »
I just bought a second Ambeo headset, a black one which will be less obvious in use.  I got it from this Amazon seller (with whom I have no connection) -

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-AMBEO-Smart-Headset-Ear/dp/B08F72P94X - about $65 - seems fine even at that price.

Thanks Santa's got one on the way.  :djsmilie:
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2021, 02:48:46 PM »
At $65 this should be in everyone's kit that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch.

They certainly do not make the absolute best recordings, but certainly pull an acceptable recording when security is tight, or you don't want to put much effort in for whatever reason.
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2021, 05:25:52 PM »
At $65 this should be in everyone's kit that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch.

They certainly do not make the absolute best recordings, but certainly pull an acceptable recording when security is tight, or you don't want to put much effort in for whatever reason.

And remember, with a suitable adapter they can work on Android devices too - but not all, for some reason.

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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2021, 05:48:13 PM »
I just ordered a second pair in black.I already have the white ones.

Still i have never recorded a show with them.Seems like you'd draw more attention wearing earbuds during a show unless you have long hair.


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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2021, 06:29:27 PM »
At $65 this should be in everyone's kit that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch.

They certainly do not make the absolute best recordings, but certainly pull an acceptable recording when security is tight, or you don't want to put much effort in for whatever reason.

And remember, with a suitable adapter they can work on Android devices too - but not all, for some reason.

I tried this. Didn't work very well. It was for the Rolling Stones so medium loud show. Recording was overloaded. Might work for an acoustic show though. I ended up buying a iPod Touch. I find that it's nice to have the iPod Touch as a recorder so I can still use my cell phone independently during the show if needed.
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2021, 09:51:45 AM »
At $65 this should be in everyone's kit that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch.

They certainly do not make the absolute best recordings, but certainly pull an acceptable recording when security is tight, or you don't want to put much effort in for whatever reason.

And remember, with a suitable adapter they can work on Android devices too - but not all, for some reason.

I tried this. Didn't work very well. It was for the Rolling Stones so medium loud show. Recording was overloaded. Might work for an acoustic show though. I ended up buying a iPod Touch. I find that it's nice to have the iPod Touch as a recorder so I can still use my cell phone independently during the show if needed.

You mean recording on an Android device?   I haven't tried it at a loud show, but I have found that it's necessary to use the toggle on the control to set the level to low if necessary, and also there seems to be different virtual inputs on my phone, which operate at different levels.  In the "Field Recorder" app there is provision to choose the virtual input, and the recording level varies significantly according to which one you select.  All a matter of experimenting at home before going to a concert.

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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2021, 11:33:59 AM »
Finally got a chance to try these things at a couple of real shows. Setting audio levels

I ran Ambeo Headset > iPod Touch 32GB > Apogee Metarecorder.

EDIT: Had a hard time getting the files transferred. I had to use iTunes, which I had thought was discontinued.

CopyTrans suite can copy files for free (copy trans Apps module)
also sandisk flash usb drives can copy them directly from iphone

like most omnis, they sound better when baffled by your head or some distance (or binaural like these are meant to be used)


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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2021, 12:51:06 PM »
At $65 this should be in everyone's kit that owns an iPhone or iPod Touch.

They certainly do not make the absolute best recordings, but certainly pull an acceptable recording when security is tight, or you don't want to put much effort in for whatever reason.

And remember, with a suitable adapter they can work on Android devices too - but not all, for some reason.

I tried this. Didn't work very well. It was for the Rolling Stones so medium loud show. Recording was overloaded. Might work for an acoustic show though. I ended up buying a iPod Touch. I find that it's nice to have the iPod Touch as a recorder so I can still use my cell phone independently during the show if needed.

You mean recording on an Android device?   I haven't tried it at a loud show, but I have found that it's necessary to use the toggle on the control to set the level to low if necessary, and also there seems to be different virtual inputs on my phone, which operate at different levels.  In the "Field Recorder" app there is provision to choose the virtual input, and the recording level varies significantly according to which one you select.  All a matter of experimenting at home before going to a concert.

Yes Rolling Stones was with my Android phone and the setting was at low. Recording is distorted. Not horribly bad, but bad enough that I wouldn't listen to it.

When I switched to the iPod Touch everything was fine.

Maybe there is a way to get these to work with Android. That would be great to figure out. I haven't had any issues putting my phone/iPod and the Sennheiser's in the bin at security, but one less item would be a nice option.
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2021, 03:12:57 PM »

I tried this. Didn't work very well. It was for the Rolling Stones so medium loud show. Recording was overloaded. Might work for an acoustic show though. I ended up buying a iPod Touch. I find that it's nice to have the iPod Touch as a recorder so I can still use my cell phone independently during the show if needed.

The very first show I recorded was the Rolling Stones, first night Hartford '81. I was in high school and didn't know anything, I used my fathers micro recorder, a dictaphone I think, he was a lawyer and it's what he used to take notes. The tape is long gone, I wouldn't record full songs, just start at the beginning of songs and announce them like a DJ, let it record a bit then stop. It did help me remember set lists and stuff like that.
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Re: Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET
« Reply #55 on: December 24, 2021, 07:23:32 AM »

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Yes Rolling Stones was with my Android phone and the setting was at low. Recording is distorted. Not horribly bad, but bad enough that I wouldn't listen to it.

When I switched to the iPod Touch everything was fine.

Maybe there is a way to get these to work with Android. That would be great to figure out. I haven't had any issues putting my phone/iPod and the Sennheiser's in the bin at security, but one less item would be a nice option.
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It does seem to be hightly dependent on the particular Android device.  I have a Mi 9T which only seems to record the Ambero in mono, regardless of the app.  I have a Poco F1 which reoords in stereo but at radically different levels according to the input you select - if the app you use supports that function.  So - YMMV and clearly has!

 

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