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Post by Ttrash on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 2:55 am

Howdy All ,
Sorry if this has been thrashed over before
But .......
For those that like to use Headphones
Do you use the Koss ones Supplied with the GPX ?
Or recommend some others ?
The ear muff type are great in
Blocking out noise , hearing targets
But they are Soooo Friggin Sweaty ??


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Post by Banjo on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 4:09 am

Hey Anthony, i have read where some guys are using the Sennheiser 685's, they are around $100.
I'm using the standard headphones when windy and wear a Frillneck hat so the flaps provide a nice sweat barrier and tends to cut down most of the wind noise as well as protect the neck from getting scorched.
I am thinking of getting the Sennheisers to wear under the hat.

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Post by martinjsto on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 6:01 am

hi anthony, i generally use the Koss headphones and just put up with the sweat as much as i can. im thinking of trying the sennheiser or similar this season and see the difference, ive also been recommended using a booster and external speaker to boost the faint signals. good luck

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Post by silverback on Fri 02 Jan 2015, 8:23 am

Hi, I use the earphones as well but to stop the sweatiness and also cut out wind noise , I put a sock over each cup with a bit of elastic to hold it. give it a try.
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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 2:13 am

I see in Martins post about the 2300, he's got a small set of earphones.
what are they like to use Martin and would you recommend them with the 5000 ?
sweaty ears is the problem with the Koss but maybe a bit of towelling will fix it, or even an old pair of towelling socks as long as they are washed Razz
and I don't need your old sweaty socks Ray

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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 2:47 am

u would have to be a idiot to be out in this weather..---let alone be seen wearing headphones..

I usually grap a pair of the Mrs's knickers--- that works for me

sorry dear, as she slaps me in the back of the head.

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Post by Bignuggs on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 3:17 am

we are talking about socks Raymond, not knickers Razz

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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 3:24 am

but one would have thought if u r going to put anything on yah head well it should be nice---socks for god sake --spare me

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Post by Moneybox on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 4:26 am

I bought Sandra a set of Sun Ray Pro headphones with the adapter for the SDC. It was just because I had to otherwise there's no way to control the volume. They look and feel good but she hasn't used them yet. We are not likely to get out there until March or April.

When you consider how much you've paid for the machine you may as well buy the best headphones you can because there's not that much difference in price between cheap and good ones.

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Post by martinjsto on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 5:45 am

i got my waterproof set from kmart for 5 bucks, add another 9 dollars for the adapter then it was just the cost of $120 odd for the special cable for the sdc, the cable wouldn't be needed for the 5k and yes it works a treat on either machine no more sweaty headphones.

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Post by silverback on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 10:17 pm

Anybody know whats good for athletes ear lol!
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Post by mulgadansa on Tue 06 Jan 2015, 11:59 pm

Gday Ttrash and All
I bought a pair of the sennheiser 680 sports. Work well but I found I had sore ears after a couple of days. I generally use a speaker now with a booster but on really windy days I use a light set of headphones that came with my PC. I wear them on the outside of my Arafahat. Works beautifully, no sweat or wind noise.
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Post by Bignuggs on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:02 am

silverback wrote:Anybody know whats good for athletes ear lol!

Ray might have a suggestion but if it's got anything to do with his Jocks, socks or knickers I'd run away from him real fast

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Post by koeh on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 12:07 pm

Blackwidow headphones is what I use, they do get hot in summer but are very loud as they use the amp in the battery, my volume limit is set at 4 with them on, they are a little pricey but worth it, they do take a little to get used to as the tone is different to the koss

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Post by driller on Wed 07 Jan 2015, 6:42 pm

2nd vote for Blackwidows. As they are full cup they are excellent for cutting out wind noise on salt lakes and open country.

After 27 summers on drill rigs I have long since got used to a little sweat around the ears,

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Post by matelot on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 12:12 am

silverback wrote:Anybody know whats good for athletes ear lol!


Try a product called "Hydrozole". Get it from a chemist - no prescription required. I wish it was available when I was in the R.A.N.

It will kill anything.

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Post by toad on Thu 08 Jan 2015, 4:15 am

silverback wrote:Anybody know whats good for athletes ear lol!

Probably athletes earphones.
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Post by Mingo on Fri 28 Aug 2015, 5:18 pm

received my Ultimate Grey Ghost headphones after a month of no idea where they are. They arrived in a box without any paperwork or warranty. After surfing all the sites I was reassured that they are awesome and the 2 knobs on the side are the best idea ever, but trying to find out exactly what the hell their full description is remains a mystery. I have tracked down what they are meant to do but not which button does what.
So, can anyone help me cut to the chase before I head out there,
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Post by Ttrash on Sat 29 Aug 2015, 2:48 am

Gday Mingo ,

There are a few different variations

this link below has some info on the buttons

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Post by Mingo on Sat 29 Aug 2015, 5:25 pm

cheers Ttrash, had seen that one, again, it doesn't go into any great description so I guess it should all become relevant once I get out there away from town interference.

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Post by Nightjar on Sat 05 Sep 2015, 4:28 pm

Just returned from a recent fortnight trip and we experienced 4 seasons, one particular day a howling icy wind was blowing and the B&Z boosted double speakers made it difficult.
Pulled out the never used Koss headphones from the box and tried them.
Normally with speaker B&Z combo when a target is located I switch the booster from "boost" to "bypass" to drop the target volume.
Question:
Why does the target volume remain the same in both "boost" & "bypass" when using head phones?

Was very happy the strong winds abated and was able to again use the external speakers.
Used to combine detecting with scuba diving when the first Garrett hit the scene. Suffered swimmers ear and using headphones found I had to carry a bit of rag to dry my ears often. Someone suggested an external speaker and from that day on until last week have never used headphones and never had a recurrence of wet ears.
BTW: The 45 is still finding it, 50 bits totalling 40+grams.

Before someone jumps in and comments, "wet inside the ears not behind." lol!

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Post by goldstrijk on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 2:16 am

Used the Sennheiser in the eighties they were great, nice and light and comfortable
These days mostly use dual ext speakers but sometimes use the Sunray Pro when the wind comes up

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Post by Charlie 59 on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 4:10 am

Hi Nightjar ,
Question:
Why does the target volume remain the same in both "boost" & "bypass" when using head phones?

I think the answer to that is because headphones & ext speakers are wired differently .
Ext speakers are wired so the plug excites the booster/amp .
The BZ Booster bypass switch probably only works on the amp side with ext speaker so you don't blow your ears out when using headphones .

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Post by Nightjar on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 3:58 pm

Thanks Charlie,
Didn't think to look at the plugs. Anyway hopefully it will be many years before having to use headphones again.



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Post by Charlie 59 on Sun 06 Sep 2015, 4:44 pm

Hi Nightjar ,
Yes i'm with you on the external speakers , been using them for 15 years now ,
& headphones on the odd occaision .


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