[bct] Re: Bynoral Microphones

  • From: Tim Cross <tcross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 11:57:04 +1100

those Neumann microphones are really good, but yest, they are
extremely expensive and many of the top line ones are very fragile. I
use to use one many years ago and it gave a wonderful warm sound
recording. They are really great in a studio situation. Certainly beat
the crappy $19 microphone/headset I currently use!

Tim

Neal Ewers writes:
 > Larry, According to Chris at Sound Professionals and the picture on the
 > web site, one actually places the little curved piece inside the upper
 > part of the ear where it curves.  The end of the curve is pointing up.
 > In this way, the actual microphone is sitting right over the ear canal
 > and is pointing outward.  I can't picture how you put the piece over the
 > top of your ear and still have the microphone over the ear canal.  If I
 > do it that way, the mike doesn't reach down to the ear canal.  And, that
 > would mean that the microphone opening is facing toward your head.  Wow!
 > Isn't that great.  Here are two people who are blind trying to describe
 > something that a sighted person could see in a minute.  But, whatever
 > works, works.  I have also tried putting the curved piece actually in
 > the ear canal with the tip of the curved piece pointing upward.  This
 > way, the mike is actually facing backward but the sound is reflected off
 > the back of the ear and gives it an even wider spatial sound.  There is
 > a bit of frequency rise that happens when you do it this way and I e q
 > that out.  Whatever you do sounds good, I'm just having a hard time
 > trying to figure out what that is.  This all reminds me of my college
 > English professor who once asked us to write a paper on how you make
 > your bed.  You do it every day, but try describing it in ever detail and
 > you'll probably be surprised.
 > 
 > By the way, your recent podcast on microphones with help from Jerry just
 > cost me a lot of money.  I wrote Jerry and asked what microphone he was
 > using because I really liked the sound.  He was using a Neumann TLM-103.
 > I have a lot of Neumann mikes but that one sounded really good for
 > voice.  So, I bit the bullet and bought one for my studio.  I guess I'll
 > have to sell a few more CDs to pay for it.
 > 
 > Neal
 > 
 > 
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN
 > Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:56 AM
 > To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > Subject: [bct] Re: Bynoral Microphones
 > 
 > 
 > You mean I'm still wearing them wrong?  I've been putting them in the
 > bottom of my ears so they actually cover my ear canal!  I just put that
 > little curved piece over by ear just like one arm of a pair of glasses.
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > >>> ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Friday, November 04, 2005 11:25:24 AM >>>
 > Larry, I think I have the same binaural microphones you do.  They have
 > the little curved piece that fits in the upper part of the ear.  How do
 > you wear them like glasses?  There is a set of Audio Technica Mikes from
 > Sound Specialists that are actually able to be fitted into croakies.
 > Actually, I suspect many of there mikes can be fitted that way. However,
 > the Audio Technics are omni directional and even mounted in the croakies
 > in front of the ears, they do a very nice job at producing a very nice
 > stereo image.  Those are what I was wearing when I did my podcast that
 > included the model train sounds.
 > 
 > Neal
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
 > [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN
 > Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 10:08 AM
 > To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
 > Subject: [bct] Re: Bynoral Microphones
 > 
 > 
 > You can navigate with them, but they are a lot easier to use when you
 > wear them incorrectly (that is like glasses).  If you're going sighted
 > guide, they would probably not be too bad, but they definatly effect
 > what you hear.
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > >>> dniswonger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Friday, November 04, 2005 9:39:09 AM
 > >>>
 > Hi Friends:
 > First, I must apologize for not spelling the name of those microphones
 > correctly that Larry uses on his walks to and from work.  Does anyone
 > else have them?  Do they take away your frontal hearing?  Can you
 > navigate successfully using the stereo audio mirror effect in your ears?
 > Dana
 > 
 > 
 > 

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