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Sonomax

Sonomax eers Custom Fitted Earplug Molds at Great Prices

About a year and a half ago at CES, I ran into this company. At first, I thought it was another headphone company, but upon closer inspection, these in ear headphones included custom fitted earplugs within minutes. How can they make custom molds in a 10 minute sitting?

The name of the company is called Sonomax. They are comprised of musicians and warehouse workers who needed custom molding earphones to isolate certain sounds while enhancing others. Years ago, if you wanted custom mold earphones, you would have to go to a special ear doctor that would make the molds. That process would cost $2,000 or more.

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Sonomax

Sonomax eers – custom mold earbuds that isolate and enhance.

The Sonomax system head phones are 1/10th that price. With no appointment, and no assistance needed.

The pack comes with all the parts to do it yourself. You basically set the eers up, put them in your ears, pull the tabs and let the molds set in. Within 10 minutes, your in ear earbuds will be ready to go.

When you put the ear buds in, it seals your ears. Therefore, you can let the sound come in, and it will not bleed out to the microphone, causing unwanted echo or feedback.

The headphones are designed to have the wires wrap around the ears. When you have the wires run through your back, this design keeps the headphone cords from dangling on your ears. That will bring less attention to your ears, and more to your podcasting (especially video podcasting).

Sonomax Eers start at $199, and even come with iPhone compatible ear phones.

Getting Sonomax eers

Getting Sonomax eers custom molds installed

 

 

Beats by Dre Headphones

Using Headphones While You Podcast?

Beats by Dre Headphones

Beats by Dre Headphones – Good for Podcasting?

You might have seen some people wearing some big headphones while they record their shows. Others seem to not be wearing them at all. Lets go down on the skinny of headphones while podcasting.

Why Wear Headphones?

You basically avoid bleed-through. When you use speakers, the microphone might just pick up the sound and send it back through. That causes a feedback loop. We don’t want that when we podcast, so headphones are a good alternative.

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Headphones or Ear Buds?

The idea is to seal out any sound coming in. The answer to this question can be either.

Try this: Headphones - Turn the volume up loud on your headphones. Then push the two ear pieces together. If you cannot hear the sound, those headphones will work.

Earbuds

Earbuds – Good for Podcasting?

Try this: Earbuds - Same thing with headphones, turn up the music loud, but this time, cover the earbuds’ holes. The less sound you can hear, the better.

There are specialty earbuds you can get that close out all sounds. They are molded for your ear. In-ear systems can become expensive.

How Can I Avoid Headphones?

There are ways to avoid wearing headphones. If your microphone has the proper compressors and gates attached, you can easily stay phone free. If you turn off your speakers, then record your show, you won’t need headphones.

For best sound results, though, it’s best to wear a pair of headphones. You can then hear what is being recorded, so if there are any noises, you can stop your recording and diagnose the problem.