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    Default OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Suggestions?

    I have a client who wants to be able to record her podcasts when she's out of the studio -- using her phone -- via RINGR (third-party podcast service). So, I'm looking for a 3.5 mm TRRS-plug headset with a really good-sounding microphone. Oddly, it's really hard to find any reviews of such things by Googling or Youtubing.

    Turning to the wealth of wisdom available here.

    Thanks for your insights.
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Get this splitter and use a decent dynamic mic & any headphones or earbuds.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JZWNK32/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Michael McInnis Productions

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MMP View Post
    Get this splitter and use a decent dynamic mic & any headphones or earbuds.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JZWNK32/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Cool idea. Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.

    High quality mic-headset would still be preferred by client in terms of simplicity and familiarity, if anyone has useful input...
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MMP View Post
    Get this splitter and use a decent dynamic mic & any headphones or earbuds.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JZWNK32/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    No impedance issues? No need for matching transformer, etc?
    Where does the 48v come from? :-)
    Currently using:
    T43p Thinkpad w/XP SP3 for FOH, Subs and Front Fill Mixes (20% CPU load);
    T500 Thinkpad w/Win7 SP1 for 6 Monitor Mixes (15% CPU load)
    Running at 2x32
    2 Digifaces, 1 w/CardBus, 1 w/ExpressCard
    3-Octamic-D for mic inputs - using the dual outputs to split the ADAT signal to the Digifaces;
    1-RME ADI-8 Pro for all FOH sends; 1-RME ADI-8 Pro for all Monitor sends;

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Well, I did say dynamic mic (no phantom required). But, I have been using this splitter with an external 48v supply and a Senn 416 as a telephone patch system. It certainly sounds better than any cheap headset mic I have used.
    Michael McInnis Productions

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Quote Originally Posted by MMP View Post
    Well, I did say dynamic mic (no phantom required). But, I have been using this splitter with an external 48v supply and a Senn 416 as a telephone patch system. It certainly sounds better than any cheap headset mic I have used.
    Yes, sorry. You did say dynamic. But thanks for that extra info.
    You're using an MKH416?? I'd like to see a photo of your setup. Sounds interesting.

    Ira

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    Default Re: OT: High-quality headset for smart phone

    Quote Originally Posted by IraSeigel View Post
    Yes, sorry. You did say dynamic. But thanks for that extra info.
    You're using an MKH416?? I'd like to see a photo of your setup. Sounds interesting.

    Ira
    +1
    Dave "it aint the heat, it's the humidity" Labrecque
    Becket, Massachusetts

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