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Personally, I would be very careful making a decision based on these graphs. At least have an extensive listening test to find out how what you think the graph says translates into what you hear. Your ears don't have a flat frequency response, and it's notoriously difficult to measure the frequency response of headphones in an absolute way that transfers ...


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15 years ago, I had the same dilemma; the more expensive 416 vs the less expensive me66. I bought the 416, and to this day I still use it and it is one of my favorite mics. I feel, had I bought the me66, I would have upgraded by now. But still, having any mic is better than having no mic. To answer some of your specific questions: Will the 416 help you ...


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This might be of interest: Would you rather use flat headphones for monitoring?


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THE OP HAD ANSWERED THE QUESTION IN HIS QUESTION... JUST MOVING TO AN ANSWER. CREDIT GOES TO @AndreFeldmann To cut a long story short, I finally found an electronics engineer who specialises in Sennheiser products and he was able to give me the correct configuration! See the diagram below!


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Ideally you should have your input gain set somewhere between 70-80 on the zoom for dialogue, there's a bit of a noise floor but that's the limitations of the gear. If your levels are still too low then it's likely you're not close enough to the action with your mic. Make sure the mic is seated reasonably far forward in the blimp, I've found that when you'...


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I really agree with Chuck, but to give my personal opinion: I hate ME-66 and love the 416. The ME-66 has a rather thin and phased out strange sound in room temperature, but actually work a little better in cold. 416 on the other hand is heavily modeled to enhance the intelligibility of most human voices outdoors and with a roll-off in the bass. It does work ...


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The main issue when speaker B spills on speaker A microphone (be it a lapel or not) is the relative level between A and B on A's mic. By reducing the sensitivity of the transmitter, you are not changing this ratio, you are probably just under modulating the radio link (which is not good!). Don't reduce transmitter sensitivity to solve a spilling issue. ...


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As a trombone player, you play an instrument with an extremely wide dynamic range. Unfortunately if you attempt to run this wirelessly you will run into big issues with companding (compression/expansion) over the wireless audio channel. The cheaper you go, the worse these issues will be. Unfortunately it will make your instrument sound rubbish. If you are ...


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You can measure distortion, especially at the edge of the useful envelope (ie see which one distorts first as you increase the volume of noises you want to record) or sensitivity (does one pick up quiet sounds better) but if they work equally well, then your best bet is to pick the one you like the sound of better. This is likely to just be a slightly ...


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I use the 280s. It has taken me 10 years to learn their sound. (Maybe I'm slow.) The unevenness in the 100Hz region does create problems, but much less than an untreated room does. It's actually really nice that the highs are so suppressed, they protect your ears like that. You must finish on monitors. Find your own pair of headphones, there is no one make/...


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You'll probably be better off rephrasing your question as to what you specifically expect to use these headphones for and what your listening / sound preferences are. As EMV has already mentioned, there is no such thing as a meaningful frequency response when it comes to headphones. Basically, you've asked a question only you yourself can answer. To find ...


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Well, in the end it's just a matter of gain (and personal taste) - so it doesn't really matter all that much since you can alter the gain (and even EQ) pre-matrix in the DAW - this will effectively alter your stereo width (and potential phasing issues) down the line. There';s no hard and fast rule with MS in this regard. The image can be whatever you want. ...


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What issues did you hear about @Michel? The only thing I've discovered through testing and conversations with other 8000 series users is that Sennheiser shoves all the noise into ultrasonic frequencies. So at regular playback speed, your recordings will be extremely quiet. Attempt to slow any of these recordings down and all that noise floor is pitched into ...


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If you have a DAW you can download a noise reduction plug, like izotope RX and remove the hiss quickly in post before you upload the vids, doesn't take long.But always best to remove noise at the source, when possible.


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Since hiss is your issue, I'd venture a bet that you've got a noisy mic preamp in your signal chain. It sounds like you are feeding your audio directly into your MacBook's sound card. That's most likely the source of your problem. Most consumer level sound cards are noisy as hell. Make sure your wireless receiver is outputting line level audio, if ...


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Mono shotgun style mics are not appropriate microphones for ambience recording. The best mic technique is stereo spaced omnidirectional condenser mics with appropriate wind protection. Other typical ambience techniques include the use of ambisonic mics and coincident M/S pairs. Spaced A/B and Coincident techniques give a very different sound which usually ...


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