Headphone distribution

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by WRX07, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    So what's everybody using to distribute their headphone mixes? Right now I have a behringer headphone amp, and I really don't like the sound quality.

    Any suggestions on an upgrade to use with a Digidesign 002?
  2. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    OZ Audio HM-6. About $269 brand new. I had the Buttringher too and that's why I now have the OZ Audio.
  3. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    Same here, the Oz Audio.

    Plenty of power, Ilke it.

  4. sproll

    sproll Active Member

    Oct 7, 2004
    Rane HC-6. Works awesome, and you can get em cheap off of ebay.
  5. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    Furman HDS-6 with five HR-6's

    Personal mixes for everyone via CAT-5!!!
  6. LittleDogAudio

    LittleDogAudio Active Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I also have the Furman system. It's a great system in that each artist gets his/her own mixer.

    Two things that are a negative about the system are:

    1.The mixers are supposed to attach to the mounting bracket via heavy-duty velcro. They won't stay on very long. Everytime someone pulls on the headphones a bit, off pops the mixer, crashing to the floor.

    2. You need to run 2 cat-5 cables to every mixer (except the last one in the chain),. That's a whole lot of cabling on the floor.

    If you can work-around these two problems, the Furman system is a good choice.

  7. WRX07

    WRX07 Guest

    Im sorry, but what are cat-5 cables? The only thing I like about the Behringer is that it has L/R mutes which is helpful because some people I record like to have only one side of the headphones on. But that's about all I like about it :) . I need a minimum of four channels, and quality is the most important thing i'm looking for.

    I just looked at the Furman setup on sweetwater and it looks pretty cool. Rack the HDS-6 and then buy three HR-6's...are the HR-6's powered by the HDS-6, or do they have their own adapters?
  8. claude

    claude Guest

    Headphone Amp

    A guy on Gearslutz.com has a Rane Headphone Amp for sale for $100. Good Deal.

  9. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    horses for courses

    I have the B unit ... a couple of them and I also have Kev built stuff for my main studio.

    If in doubt then get a very cheap unit just to get you going and then do the research and have a good look around for what it is you want and need.

    Individual ... " Personal mixes for everyone via CAT-5 "
    may sound cool but it can be a source of trouble and if you are on your own with no assistant it might not be worth the trouble.

    Also if you spend most of time doing overdubs with only one musician then a large system may not be the best use of resources.

    I have a 40 watt amp I use with passive distribution for the drums and bas track laying sessions.
    just more grunt and headroom ... there is no substitute.

    Headphone monitoring can be as complex as you want it to be.
  10. backinthelab

    backinthelab Guest

    Yes, th Furman system is not ideal for a one-man studio, but I didn't gather the he may be insinuating that.

    BTW, CAT-5 is ethernet cable. With the proper wall jacks, you can run most of the cabling without a mess.
  11. MikePotter

    MikePotter Guest

    I use the Aviom headphone system. Gotta say I love it - so do the bands that record "hear".


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