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Thursday, October 05, 2006
# 11:28:00 AM:

Death of a headphone

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Sony MDR-G72First news: the 25th episode of the Inside Home Recording show is now online, and my co-host Paul and I spent it talking about some of our recording "war stories" from the past decade or two. One includes humping a recording console—but not by either of us.

Second news: my second-favourite headphones are dying. I use my Sennheiser HD 280 "big cans" set for recording and mixing, but when commuting or riding my bike, I've listened to my trusty old set of Sony MDR-G72 "street style" models for years. But now they're dying. The left driver has seemed quieter than the right for a few weeks (I had to try other headphones to be sure it wasn't my drummer's ears), but today it's cutting out periodically, and I doubt anything's worth trying to repair.

I don't buy Sony anymore, and they don't make the G72s any longer anyway. But I like the behind-the-head street style design, even though most street style headphones (like most headphones generally) aren't much good if you're picky about the sound.

When I ran into Darren and Julie at lunch yesterday, he asked me about my headphones, the G72s, and I suggested he check out the Sennheiser PMX100, street style siblings of the well respected PX100 my wife has. The PX100s are everywhere, but the PMX100s are hard to find in Canada, it seems, but might be a good option when you're wearing a hat or helmet or otherwise don't want your hair disturbed.


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