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Re: Mic for violin

Postby crigenjazz » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:08 pm

Thanks for your points.

Re: headphones I have decided to go for some AKG K702s which hopefully should arrive in the next few days if my birthday wishes have been granted! They are open-back I think which I understand is best for mixing. When I will track, I can use some other more basic headphones. (I think that makes sense!)

Re: mics I'm still undecided. The Apex 205 or 210 and the Golden Age R1 mkII look good. If anyone has some thoughts between the two, always glad to know!

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Re: Mic for violin

Postby John Willett » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 pm

crigenjazz wrote:Re: headphones I have decided to go for some AKG K702s which hopefully should arrive in the next few days

They will probably sound quite nasty when new - these headphones need, I am told, a very long burn-in time - but do sound very good when fully burned in. :thumbup:
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Re: Mic for violin

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:13 pm

I think 'sounds nasty' is over-egging it rather a lot. For most users they will sound perfectly fine straight from the box.

However, these headphones are quite well known for the sound evolving a little over the first days of use to arrive at a more polished, balanced sound. It's not night and day, but it is noticeable.
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Re: Mic for violin

Postby Tim Gillett » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:52 pm

Is there any hard evidence for this claim?
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Re: Mic for violin

Postby crigenjazz » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 pm

I am not massively experienced in audio technology but I too like Tim Gillett was wondering how could a piece of technology made of metals and plastic evolve over time that much?
I generally hear of burn-in in relation to us (flexible and everchanging) humans and say, headphones...

Just re: those two mics, here is a link to my original mic that I was interested in:
Rm-BIV
http://www.bashaudio.ru/rmbiv1.eng.html

If anyone has the time or desire to give any feedback, I would be much appreciative! :-)

Thanks all and stay safe!

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Re: Mic for violin

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:03 pm

John Willett wrote:
crigenjazz wrote:Re: headphones I have decided to go for some AKG K702s which hopefully should arrive in the next few days

They will probably sound quite nasty when new - these headphones need, I am told, a very long burn-in time - but do sound very good when fully burned in. :thumbup:

Nasty, no, but I found a couple of days leaving music playing through them did make a worthwhile improvement. It's worth doing. They're remarkably cheap right now for the quality of them, I think.

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Re: Mic for violin

Postby crigenjazz » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:17 pm

Thanks ConcertinaChap,

That's useful and good to know.


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