Whaleoil Podcast: It’s decision time

At Whaleoil we are gearing up for regular podcasts and are shopping around for professional equipment that is Radio quality.

The minimum equipment that we require consists of a microphone, a headset, a shock mount and a boom arm. We may also need a digital recorder and a preamplifier depending on which microphone we select. My first post showed you the three microphones we are considering and this post compares headsets.

Our second purchase will be a headset and I have narrowed our decision down to two options. I would appreciate feedback from those of you in the industry about which one you think would best meet our needs.

Here are the two headsets we are considering.

OPTION 1.Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

Sony’s range of professional headphones are engineered for a combination of strength, comfort and practicality, and are used daily in broadcast & recording studios worldwide. The MDR-7506 professional headphones come complete with protective carry pouch and gold-plated Unimatch 3.5mm/6.3mm adaptor.

Folding Construction
40mm Driver Unit
Closed-Ear Design
Flat frequency response for accurate monitoring
Soft storage case

This option is currently on special for $237 at elive.co.nz

OPTION 2. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

• Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
• Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
• Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response
• Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
• 90 degrees swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring
• Professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort
• Collapsible for space-saving portability
• Detachable cables (includes 1.2 m – 3.0 m coiled cable, 3.0 m straight cable and 1.2 m straight cable)
• Top choice for studio tracking and mixing, as well as DJ monitoring and personal listening

This option is currently on sale for $299 at avworld.co.nz

If you would like to donate towards the cost of a headset you can donate by clicking on the big red donate button to the left of the screen underneath the list of the day’s posts or click on the one below.

If you choose the internet banking option to donate you can use the reference ‘Podcast’ to let us know that your donation is only to be used to purchase podcasting equipment.

The sooner we purchase our equipment the sooner the Podcasts can begin.


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