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Weogo Reed:
Hi Folks,

I'm looking for a dual-earhook headset mic to fit a big head.
A square dance caller, who calls from the floor, has a really big head.

For reference, my head is fairly big( 7 5/8" hat size) and I can just barely fit a Samson DE50X at its largest setting.
The caller's head is definitely bigger than mine.

Any suggestions?

I've tried a single earhook mic and clear medical tape and
the way he sweats, it ends up hanging oddly or just comes flying off.
So not a good option.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

Caleb Dueck:

--- Quote from: Weogo Reed on May 22, 2024, 02:28:35 PM ---Hi Folks,

I'm looking for a dual-earhook headset mic to fit a big head.
A square dance caller, who calls from the floor, has a really big head.

For reference, my head is fairly big( 7 5/8" hat size) and I can just barely fit a Samson DE50X at its largest setting.
The caller's head is definitely bigger than mine.

Any suggestions?

I've tried a single earhook mic and clear medical tape and
the way he sweats, it ends up hanging oddly or just comes flying off.
So not a good option.

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

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Check out Acacia Audio (it's the same as Thor, except without the price gouging), I've used them with multiple churches now.  They're the ultra-light style, similar to DPA, rather than the 'head-clamp' style. 

The Countryman Isomax Headset is another option I've had great experience with; it's a little larger than the Acacia, but comes in flesh color and can 'clamp' onto the head better. 

Darin Ulmer:
The Shure DuraPlex DH5 can be opened quite wide.  It is a dual ear design and very light.  I just used one for a musical where the lead had a large cranium.

Mike Caldwell:
Does the mic need to be a micro style headset for this application?

Weogo Reed:
Caleb,

I'm going to look in to the Acacia Liz Diamond Roadster.
My experience with the Isomax is it fits great with some, and not so well others.

Darin, the DH5 looks like a good option.

Mike, good question about size.  My preference is smaller, flexible and omni.
In the past I've used the Sennheiser HSP 4 cardioid, and it worked well with callers who were less active.
This guy is jumping around, moving his head, shouting and everything else.
Is there a particular mic you would suggest?

Thanks and good health,  Weogo

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