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Small (foldable?) monitoring headphones for audio?


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Can someone recommend some small (foldable?) monitoring headphones that I could use for field recording and when recording live audio (run-and-gun) into a recorder/camera setup?  Looking for something fairly inexpensive, portable, and hopefully durable.

Thank you.

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I would get closed-back headphones.  Impedance rating will depend on what you'll be connecting them to.  Over-the-ear is probably better than on-the-ear, but it depends on your personal preference.


Sony 7506 are the industry workhorse headphones - over-the-ear, closed-back, relatively high-impedance, durable.

Sony 7502 is the little brother, but they're on-the-ear, lower impedance, still durable.

A super cheap option would be the Tascam TH-02 with lower impedance.

A more expensive option would be Audio-Technica ATH-M50x with lower impedance.


Here's a good explanation for impedance:


Hope that helps.

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