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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2019, 10:14:28 AM »
Thanks for this kleiner Rainer. Somebody stole my Roland CS-10 EM mics from my car, and I'd been looking to replace them for a while so I've snapped up two pairs of these. I'm in the UK too, so the delivery is not too expensive.

As much as I liked the recordings made by the EMs I always found wind noise to be problematic, and fabricated (sewed on) a windshield. I assume the windscreens provided with these are the square root of useless.

Also if somebody could explain which wire goes where in the  Neutrik L-shaped 3.5mm adaptor I would be very grateful.
Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
Battery Boxes: Sony XLR-1, CA 9200 Preamp, CA Ugly 2 Preamp, CA Ugly BB
Recorders: Sound Devices MP3, Sony PCM-D100, Sony PCM-D50, Sony PCM-M10, Roland R-07, Tascam iXJ2

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 10:40:12 AM »
Thanks for this kleiner Rainer. Somebody stole my Roland CS-10 EM mics from my car, and I'd been looking to replace them for a while so I've snapped up two pairs of these. I'm in the UK too, so the delivery is not too expensive.

As much as I liked the recordings made by the EMs I always found wind noise to be problematic, and fabricated (sewed on) a windshield. I assume the windscreens provided with these are the square root of useless.

Also if somebody could explain which wire goes where in the  Neutrik L-shaped 3.5mm adaptor I would be very grateful.

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 10:47:34 AM »
Tip: Left - Yellow
Ring: Right - Red
Sleeve: Ground - 2 other wires, probably blue or black

Thank you very much  :cheers:
Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
Battery Boxes: Sony XLR-1, CA 9200 Preamp, CA Ugly 2 Preamp, CA Ugly BB
Recorders: Sound Devices MP3, Sony PCM-D100, Sony PCM-D50, Sony PCM-M10, Roland R-07, Tascam iXJ2

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2019, 09:53:41 AM »
Looking at the inside of the earpiece on these it looks like there is actually a speaker there. I wonder if these are basically the same as the Roland CS-10 EM mics, and if they could be modded to provide sound as well as record.
Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
Battery Boxes: Sony XLR-1, CA 9200 Preamp, CA Ugly 2 Preamp, CA Ugly BB
Recorders: Sound Devices MP3, Sony PCM-D100, Sony PCM-D50, Sony PCM-M10, Roland R-07, Tascam iXJ2

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2019, 05:23:10 PM »
Ignore what I said above, it looks like there's a speaker there but from the product specifications on their website:

Open-air structure allows outside sounds to reach your ears, providing safety while recording in crowded environments
Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2019, 02:34:05 PM »
Any info about the SPL from these microphones?

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2019, 02:57:44 PM »
Any info about the SPL from these microphones?

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I suspect they are similar, if not the same, as the Roland CS-10 EM mics. In which case not capable of handling high SPL.

But I'll go and test mine now.
Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2019, 03:46:28 PM »
As I thought, they are not capable of recording high SPLs.

I've just tested using a 9V battery box, in front of my hi-fi speakers and they distort when I crank the volume up to loud concert levels.

Mics: Sennheiser MKH 8040, Sennheiser MKH 8020, AT BP4025, AT 853 cards, CA CAFS, CA 14 Omnis, CA 11 (Cards + Omnis), Soundman OKM II Classic
Battery Boxes: Sony XLR-1, CA 9200 Preamp, CA Ugly 2 Preamp, CA Ugly BB
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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2019, 03:58:58 PM »
As I thought, they are not capable of recording high SPLs.

I've just tested using a 9V battery box, in front of my hi-fi speakers and they distort when I crank the volume up to loud concert levels.

poor neighbors... but thanks for letting us know!
Mics: CA-11(c) - CA-11(o) - OKM II

Power: A3 - CA-UBB

Recorders: (2x) Roland R-07

Video: Sony HX50V

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Re: Binaural mics - lowcost solution
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2019, 12:20:10 PM »
ok so not good for LOUD concerts but I'm covered for that ;-) Might still pick up a second pair as backup though.

Here's a comparison between possibly the best Smartphone ever for audio recording (Nokia 808) and the Roland WearPro : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwaI7xLhk1w


 

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