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Monitoring/recording with headphones- even wireless?

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Multani, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Multani

    Multani Guest

    hey peeps,

    this concerns the "recording" proccess of the project and not really the playback/monitoring (you wouldnt get a very "truthful" sound image from headphones would ya'?).

    basically- i am recording my vocalist tommorow- problem being that the neighbours are in and i think i deafened them today while recording guitars!

    so my thought was to stick the vocalist (and probably future guitars) in the room next door (away from neighbours) so then i though ah- headphones- but alas the cable did not reach- and i doubt you can get that many 6 metre+ cabled headphones.

    so what are wireless ones like? would any of these do? (im not gonna need the surround sound ones am i......)


    thanks for help.
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I would think that wireless headphones wouldn't be too good with interference and possible drop outs if at too far of a distance from the main transmitter.

    The best thing to do is simply get a headphone extension cable...works wonders and you don't have to pay a ton of more money on wireless and start troubleshooting issues with it!!

    Opus :D
  3. Multani

    Multani Guest

    Cool, where can i get these extension cables you speak of??

    i live in england- will any electric applience stor do em?#

  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure any audio retailer should have them..out here we have a store called Radio Shack where they sell electronic equipment and what not..they also sell a smattering of cables too...

    I'm sure if you asked for an audio cable extension they would know what or where to point you!


    Opus :D
  5. Multani

    Multani Guest

    -ha! smattering....

    lol, you obviously havent been to england- most shopkeepers here just sell the stuff and dont have a clue..............................

    anyway- i got a cheap pair of headphones (£15) that had 6m cabling and they worked fine.

    thanks anyway

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