[MCN-L] Headphones in exhibits

Adam Carrier ACarrier at MarinersMuseum.org
Tue Dec 22 21:51:45 UTC 2009

Hello Jason:
We've found the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones to be pretty rugged.
We use them in our studios, and they're designed for professional
monitoring and mixing. They might be worth trying in your exhibit. They
are a bit expensive.


There are straight and coiled cable versions.

Adam Carrier
Audiovisual Technician II
Digital Media & Exhibit Technology Department

The Mariners' Museum 
100 Museum Drive 
Newport News, Virginia  23606
Phone (757) 952-0431 
Fax (757) 591-7335
acarrier at MarinersMuseum.org

America's National Maritime Museum

-----Original Message-----
From: mcn-l-bounces at mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-bounces at mcn.edu] On Behalf Of
Jason Bondy
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:34 PM
To: 'Museum Computer Network Listserv'
Subject: [MCN-L] Headphones in exhibits



This is more of an AV question, but since we all multitask anyway.


We have a music exhibit that has been up for a year and will be up
14 months.  Within the exhibit are five listening locations with
With daily use (and abuse) we have gone through approximately 12 sets of
headphones since the exhibit opened.  


I was wondering if anyone had some experience with decent quality
that are designed for heavy use.  Since it is a Rock and Roll exhibit,
aren't really looking for "library study carrel" style, although they
probably last longer!  They do need to be tough though, as we often have
large (100+) groups of 4th through 12th graders wandering through the


Thanks in advance!





Jason Bondy

Exhibit AV/IT Systems

Oklahoma History Center

2401 N. Laird Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK  73105

405-522-0783 - Office

405-522-5402 - Fax




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