Heil Pro Set 3 Stereo Headphones Review
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Heil Sound, makers of the awesome PR40 microphone, also makes headphones, the Pro Set 3. When you’re deciding which headphones to buy, there are several important considerations that will impact your decision:
The Heil Pro Set 3s get a 5-star rating on each point. The sound is accurate and full range. (What else would you expect from the maker of the PR40?) Using mere words to accurately describe sound is challenging, so you will have to listen to these headphones and decide for yourself.
If you’re going to be wearing headphones for long periods of time, you’ll naturally want them to be comfortable. Headphones with plastic-feeling cushions can be hard to wear even after a few minutes. The Pro Set 3s are easily adjusted to fit comfortably over your ears. The replaceable cushions are soft and pliable. As soon as you put them on, you will instantly recognize these headphones as a premium product.
Open microphone environments, such as broadcast studios, require that headphones isolate and block sounds to avoid leakage. Sound escaping from your headphones and being picked up by your microphone can cause a nasty echo or a major deterioration in your sound. The Pro Set 3s provide excellent isolation by sealing securely around your ears. If you get bleed from your Pro Set 3 headphones into your mic, you’re deaf and running your headphones too loud!
The Pro Set 3 headphones are solidly built and should give many years of service. The cushions and cables are easily replaced in the field. The Pro Set 3s come with three detachable cables (straight, coiled, and iPhone compatible) that are secured with a twist-lock connector.
Headphones, in some ways, are like clothing in that you have to choose what feels right. If you’re looking for a set of headphones with extraordinary sound, take a look at the Heil Sound Pro Set 3. They’re available from professional audio dealers worldwide.
Full technical specifications are available on Heil’s website at http://www.heilsound.com/pro/products/ps3/.