My favorite headphone for (CW) contesting is a cheap (~$10-15)
Sony set that weighs about an ounce and fits in the ear, not over.
They are comfortable for long periods of times. They don't exclude
external noise, so probably not suitable for a multi environment. As
I recall, I got them at Walmart or Target in the electronics section.
On 20 May 02, at 18:49, Richard Zalewski wrote:
> Ditto....my Pro set kills my ears after about 6 hours. Have to go
> back to the lightweights with no ambient noise reduction. Don't know
> why someone can't just make a large enough form fitting headset. Of
> course this beats the old Trim headsets.
> Oh yes, how can you try for 6 hours before you buy. :-)
> Dick W7ZR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeff Stai" <email@example.com>
> To: "Jurgen Geldhof" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 2:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Headset for contesting
> > At 05:49 AM 5/20/2002, Jurgen Geldhof wrote:
> > >can anyone advise me which headset is best for contesting ?
> > >
> > >I'm considering the Heil Proset or the Proset +.
> > >
> > >What do you think ? Is the Proset + worth the extra money ?
> > well, they sound wonderful, both TX and RX. Electrically fabulous.
> > After two hours of the WPX SSB contest, however, I had to take them
> > off because of the discomfort (ok, pain) they caused my ear lobes -
> > and went back to my trusty Pro Micro set with the same HC4 element.
> > It may be that they didn't fit me because of my overly large head,
> > or because my glasses get mashed into the side of my head by large
> > ear pads,
> > both.
> > Try them on for a while before you buy!
> > hope this helps! - 73 - jeff wk6i
> > Jeff Stai Twisted Oak Winery LLC
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