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#1 Alex Worster

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:34 PM

Okay, I wanted to put this in the "AC" but it just as much belongs in "Grip" so here it is in general. So, what's your favorite walkie talkie earpiece? I'm over getting them from production as most of the time they don't supply alcohol toilettes things (ewww) so then I have to go clean it off my self which is a major hassle. And sometimes all they have are those super annoying headset ones, those things drive me crazy. I've been doing some searching and there are some in the 30 dollar range and others in the 100 dollar range. Which one do guys like and why?
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#2 Walter Graff

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 10:02 PM

Audio Implements.
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#3 Andrew Koch

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:10 AM

I have the surveillance style earpiece made by Otto and I like it very much. If you get it, get the ear mold. It's an extra 20 bucks or so, but will keep you from getting an earache. The mold also doesn't block you from hearing sounds nearby that are not in your earpiece.
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#4 Alex Worster

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:25 AM

Thanks for the link Walter. Yeah, I've looked at the Otto's and am wondering if they're really worth the extra cost. Andrew, where did you get yours and how muchish did you have to drop? You can always PM me if you don't want to publish that info.
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#5 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:53 AM

I got the Filmtools headset (the one I had on that Santa Rosa job), and I recently picked up an Otto "right medium" ear mold for it which makes it a lot more comfortable. The headset is $60 right now, and the earpiece is $15. I think it's a pretty good deal.

http://www.filmtools.com/otco.html

Edited by Satsuki Murashige, 03 October 2008 - 02:57 AM.

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#6 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 02:59 AM

I totally should have kept my earpiece from the previous feature I worked on. If it's a big enough show, nobody cares if you keep it, besides it's more sanitary.
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#7 Zander Kroon

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 03:21 PM

I have the surveillance style earpiece made by Otto and I like it very much. If you get it, get the ear mold. It's an extra 20 bucks or so, but will keep you from getting an earache. The mold also doesn't block you from hearing sounds nearby that are not in your earpiece.

Are there any other distributors who sell the earpiece for a little cheaper?
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