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Post: # 78Post thestorygirl
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi,
--I'm not sure if this topic goes here, so feel free to stick it where it belongs if not.
I was at a thrift store today and saw a pair of headphones behind the glass case. I tried to look it up on my tablet, but wasn't sure if I understood it all. So I bought them (they were $10), and decided if they weren't what I needed, I could return them.
Would these be a pair you think would benefit me for either use on a conference call (if we ever progress to that), or just playback when I edit my audio? I know headphones are important.

it's Oblanc Model OG-AUD63042.https://www.amazon.com/Syba-Headphone-l ... merReviews

Let me know if I should return them! Thanks! :mrgreen:



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Post: # 79Post Dana
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 am

Hey, they should be just fine. Headphones are great for mixing and mastering speech as well as music, if your listening area is not treated properly. Great find!
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Post: # 82Post thestorygirl
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Great!
Do you think they'll even be good for doing work on ACX?

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Post: # 85Post Dana
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:10 pm

They should. I can not find any specs on them, but I think they will do just fine. Check out this post for more information on mixing with headphones.
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Post: # 206Post thestorygirl
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:29 pm

Hi,
None of my cheap headphones will work with the Alesis as they are the plug in sort and the Alesis looks like something screws on.
? :oops:
I had been contemplating getting a new set anyway, so I was wondering if you thought these would work?
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I don't understand the specs on if they're compatible or not. But I saw a voice actor somewhere who said that's what he used.
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Post: # 207Post Dana
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:00 pm

thestorygirl wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Hi,
None of my cheap headphones will work with the Alesis as they are the plug in sort and the Alesis looks like something screws on.
? :oops:
Well you had me going there for a min or two. You have two sizes of headphone jacks. 1/8 and 1/4 inch. I think you are talking about the threads that are around the headphone jack input right? These threads are there to support the jack its self and not for screwing in headphones.
I had been contemplating getting a new set anyway, so I was wondering if you thought these would work?
headphones

I don't understand the specs on if they're compatible or not. But I saw a voice actor somewhere who said that's what he used.
Thanks!
Those will work just fine for narration BUT you will also need an 1/8 to 1/4 inch stereo adapter as pictured below. You can get them from Walmart.

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Post: # 208Post thestorygirl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:15 pm

Okay, I will look for one at Walmart tomorrow! Thanks!

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