My equipment

It seems like quite a few people are curious about the setup I’m using to record binaural soundseeing tours. Actually, I wouldn’t recommend using the rig I hobbled together because it picks up the sounds inside my mouth and upper digestive tract. Check out the binaural mics at instead.

But, since you asked…

  • Recorder: iRiver 799
  • 2 mono to 1 stereo jack adapter: Sony PC-239S (no doubt Radio Shack has something that’ll do the same thing.)
  • recording earbuds: Sony ECM-TL1 (two of them)

There’s picture of the monstrosity here.

At home I use a Plantronics DSP-400 headset and Audacity. The noise canceling mic works great. If I were using an el cheapo mic, the racket my PC makes would practically drown out my voice. And the headset came with a CD full of excellent software, which I unfortunately lost long ago.

Rich Pav

Richard has been living in Japan since 1990 with his wife and two teenage sons, Tony and Andy.

One thought to “My equipment”

  1. Can you explain to me how this setup works? I thought the iRiver didn’t have an input, so how do you get this set up to work?

    (asking because I got similar hardware and trying to get it to work myself)

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