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Keith Broughton

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Pyle headset mic users...question
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:30:07 pm »

I am considering getting some Pyle PMEMSN12 headset mics for a musical production.
Has anyone used them with Sennheiser transmitters and did you have any issue with overloading the input to the TX?

I did have this problem with the first gen of the HS2 Rode mic. Gen 2 were fine.
I need something to fit smaller heads (children) and are cheap and cheerful. (not the children...)
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 09:08:02 pm »

I am considering getting some Pyle PMEMSN12 headset mics for a musical production.
Has anyone used them with Sennheiser transmitters and did you have any issue with overloading the input to the TX?

I did have this problem with the first gen of the HS2 Rode mic. Gen 2 were fine.
I need something to fit smaller heads (children) and are cheap and cheerful. (not the children...)
Keith, when we do High School shows or Jr. High shows we use the PyLe over-ear.  The work great and they hold up much better then the Countrymann E6.  The sound is quite as good, but for under $30 you are getting a heck of a deal.  I havenít had them over-load unless someone is screaming into the mic.

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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 12:02:37 am »

I am considering getting some Pyle PMEMSN12 headset mics for a musical production.
Has anyone used them with Sennheiser transmitters and did you have any issue with overloading the input to the TX?

I did have this problem with the first gen of the HS2 Rode mic. Gen 2 were fine.
I need something to fit smaller heads (children) and are cheap and cheerful. (not the children...)

Hi Keith!

Are you using the G2 or the G3 Sennheiser wireless? I don't recall having worked with a mic (or a singer) that made me bottom out the sensitivity on a G3 transmitter (with its extra 30dB of "sensitivity" adjustment) to prevent an overload, even with headsets/face-worn lavs.

(That being said, I've definitely worked on shows with a combination of both G2 and G3 and had to get strategic about figuring out which singers were going to need a little extra attenuation at the transmitter...)

-Russ
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 06:40:38 am »

I don't recall having worked with a mic (or a singer) that made me bottom out the sensitivity on a G3 transmitter (with its extra 30dB of "sensitivity" adjustment) to prevent an overload, even with headsets/face-worn lavs.


G3 and, unfortunately,  I have had overload even with the TX set as low as possible.
Unknown to me, I had 12 1st gen and 12 2nd gen Rode HS2 mics and it took some time to work with Rode and figure out the problem. The first gen put out too much level for the G3 TX pack. Rode stepped up and replaced all the gen 1 mics for free. Good customer service.

I did order a couple of Polder mics from China and I notice they have a higher output than the HS2 mics so I want to get real world results from users of the Pyle product.
They certainly look more robust than the Polder .

I will order one for testing.
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 11:36:39 am »

If you go that route order half again as many as you need.  I've used them as thow away mics on school musicals and the like and its rare that I can't get the gain in the pocket with the adjustment range on the UHF-R belt packs.  Sorry, no idea on the Sennheisers but the mics are not as mechanically robust as E6s.  Mic booms and the imitation TA4 connectors break easily.  I've found the Microphone Madness mics to be a much better E6 replacement.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 01:24:42 pm »

  Mic booms and the imitation TA4 connectors break easily.  I've found the Microphone Madness mics to be a much better E6 replacement.

Have I been using mine wrong over the (y)ears? :o
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 04:19:38 pm »

If you go that route order half again as many as you need.  I've used them as thow away mics on school musicals and the like and its rare that I can't get the gain in the pocket with the adjustment range on the UHF-R belt packs.  Sorry, no idea on the Sennheisers but the mics are not as mechanically robust as E6s.  Mic booms and the imitation TA4 connectors break easily.  I've found the Microphone Madness mics to be a much better E6 replacement.
Thanks for the tip.
I checked Mic Madness and for the price of 1 of those I can get 5 Pyles so even at double what I need, the Pyle is more cost effective.
I am looking at these as a 1 week show, consumable item, replaced each year.
The Mic Mad headsets look like a nice alternative to an E6 for rentals.
The 22 Rode HS2s  have been just fine for the adults but on children, I need something easier to fit so I ordered a Pyle for testing.
Will report on results with Senny packs.
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 04:23:10 pm »

Something else I should have mentioned is that the mic boom on the Pyles is a good inch longer than an E6 so it sticks out a bit on a child sized head.

Keith Broughton

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 04:31:59 pm »

Something else I should have mentioned is that the mic boom on the Pyles is a good inch longer than an E6 so it sticks out a bit on a child sized head.
Hmmmmm.....that could be a problem.
Well, that's why I only bought 1 for now. :)
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 06:00:41 pm »

Hmmmmm.....that could be a problem.
Well, that's why I only bought 1 for now. :)
Swoop the boom curve lower along the jaw line...thatís what I do when I get the earset mics that are meant for horses.
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 01:41:15 pm »

Hey Keith,
How did the cheap mics work out? I'm in a similar situation, have a bunch of decent h/s mics but looking for something disposable yet usable. 
Cheers,
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 07:15:57 am »

Hey Keith,
How did the cheap mics work out? I'm in a similar situation, have a bunch of decent h/s mics but looking for something disposable yet usable. 
Cheers,
BJ
I got a Pyle and it did sound reasonable enough but it was a bit too "hot" for the Senny TX. Also, as mentioned before, the boom is a tad long.
There was also a bit more handling noise than I would expect.
Having had the mic pre overload issue with the Sennheiser packs before, I chose to order some similar mics that have a little lower output with a shorter boom.
These mics have a similar, detachable  connector to the Countyman, so I purchased extra cable for use with Shure packs.
Will report on how they work when I get them.
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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 08:07:18 am »

Look up Yam Audio on Ebay. They have a dual ear headset mic with an adjustable headband (the Pyle head band does not adjust) for $30. Perfect for school plays, they sound decent and the mic boom is also adjustable.

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Re: Pyle headset mic users...question
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 09:50:06 am »

Look up Yam Audio on Ebay. They have a dual ear headset mic with an adjustable headband (the Pyle head band does not adjust) for $30. Perfect for school plays, they sound decent and the mic boom is also adjustable.
Thanks for the tip but the mics have already been ordered.
Also, they want the single ear style.
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