Audio Headset Customer Reviews
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Intercom Headset Stable for Production Head at Professional Bull Riders
Photo courtesy Bull Stock Media
“I was previously wearing a double muff headset, which I needed because of all the noise from screaming fans; the pyro and other entertainment was too much,” explains Robby Greene, who heads up PBR’s television production and media. “But I wasn't able to wear my hat. I tried other lightweight styles and didn’t have any success. The CM-i5 headset has been working great, I have custom in-ear molds on the way as well and I can’t wait to experience the combination.”
- Robby Greene, PBR
Point Source Audio’s CM-i5 intercom headset is now playing its part in “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports”. Robby Greene, who heads up PBR’s television production and media amongst other duties on the tours, has become the latest member of the production team to make the switch over to the CM-i family of headsets.
Turns out “relief” isn’t just necessary for pitchers but the in-game producers as well. Michael Weinman is the Director of Game Presentation and Production for the Tampa Bay Rays and communicates with as many as 25 techs on comms for everything that runs live during the game in the fast-paced and instantaneous professional sports environment — and that can put a strain on the ears if you’re not wearing the best headset.
Carolina Panther's Panther Vision Standardizes on CM-i3 Headsets
The Carolina Panthers’ critically acclaimed in-house production team known as Panther Vision standardizes on Point Source Audio's CM-i3 Comms Headset for its camera team to ensure consistency in audio levels between the camera operators and the production control room. Berkley Dickens, head broadcast engineer for Panther Vision, describes in his own words how the headset improved hearing and reaction time for his production staff.
Bethel Church's Broadcast Director Says the Difference is Clear
"I’ll keep shouting it from the mountain tops that these are one of the best investments that I have ever made into my career as a live broadcast director. The mics for both the Point Source Audio CM-i5 and CM-i3 are great and on top of that it helps protect my hearing with either the earphones that come with them or my custom in ears."
- Chad Vegas, Bethel Church
Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) Tour Adds CM-i3 Headset
“The [CM-i3 headset] has freed me up to not worry about taking my [in-ears] out and then putting on a different headset; it means that I can keep my headset with my in-ears and still be able to communicate with spots, stage management, and the technicians," said Jones. It's improved the workflow so I don't have to take my attention away from running the show. I can still run the show and just click into the channel.”
Live Performance Director Favors the CM-i5
"I love the security of it staying in place (including the ear buds). The compact and sleek design [of the CM-i5] is a great upgrade coming off of the CM-i3, especially being in a job where I'm moving around the stage a good bit. The gear equips me well without being too bulky to get in the way. Huge for my role!"
- Melissa Ward, Elevation Church
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Richard Stockton Sports the CM-i5 at Final Four
“For the CM-i5 condenser, I really like it because it feels better especially for long days and it sounds really great. People on wired com in the control room really like it because it picks up less ambience and has a more studio quality sound to them.”
Jared Olson, production manager at Elevation Church relies on the CM-i3 for all aspects of production. “I wear mine for 8-10 hours a day every Saturday and Sunday. I’ve had the same headset for four years with no problems. Any production I do, I do with this headset. I wear glasses and any muff-style headset gives me a headache.” Olson continues, “Most of the techs have custom in-ear molds and you can easily replace the stock or standard earbuds with your in-ear molds. It’s even more comfortable, and also provides an added measure of isolation.”
Headset Transformational for Techs at Elevation Church
FOH Assistant tech emphasizes that the CM-iX and CM-i3 comms headset are great replacements for the single ear Clear-Com units he was using: "I'll be able to use my CM-iX and in ear monitors whether I'm in FOH, running a camera, or operating a CG station in the control room!"
New CM-i3 headset user Braden Hasselbeck had the best view in the house while filming American rock band Greta Van Fleet at the Bunbury Festival in Cincinnati, OH.
Camera Op Michael Sluck Trades Up from Ordinary Headsets
"My first day on the job using a Point Source RTS Headset—instead of a single or double muff headset for hours on end. It performed nearly flawlessly, and I could hear everything I needed with both earbuds in without having to raise the volume much. I look forward to trying this out in more environments and sports / events. The headset stays comfortably on my head, without any lasting effects."
Classic Rock Show Meets Modern Headset
After Roland Castillo, a seasoned camera operator who had toured with Tom Petty since 2008, tried the Point Source Audio CM-i3 the first time, there was no looking back. “It’s great,” he says of the CM-i3. It’s lightweight, and it just wraps around my head, by my temple with the in-ears and mic. Just being able to hear with the headset on and not having to worry about this thing falling off my head is amazing. And, just after the show, being able to sit there and go, ‘Wow, I can hear! That’s a fantastic feeling!”
Production Manager Kevin B. Hart at NY CityFest with his CM-i3
Technical crews collaborate to stage one of the biggest Christian rallies New York City has seen in 10 years. "I was able to integrate my 1964 EARS in-ear monitors with the CM-iX, and wore the headset without ever taking them off—for the entire festival from 3:00pm to 10:00 pm!"
CM-i3 is a Slam Dunk for FOH with Globetrotters
Andrew McCharen is the FOH tech for the Harlem Globetrotters tour. He rated Point Source Audio's CM-i3 Comm Headset a slam dunk while using it in their fast paced tour. “The earbuds are a slick solution; there’s no more getting tangled up when in a hurry, I love being able to remove an earbud in a split second in order to react to a mixing challenge.”
Camera Operator John "Fuki" Fukushima Working Salesforce's Dreamforce 2017 Conference
"It is a very good headset!" says this well-seasoned camera operator who has been active on Coachella, Bottlerock, Outside Lands, Shoreline Amphitheater, as well as Salesforce and Google events. Point Source Audio's CM-i3 Audio Headset
Camera Operator Uses CM-i3 Comms Headset to Stay at the Top of His Game
CM-i3 In-Ear Intercom Headset Improves Workflow, Hygiene and Hearing Health. “With the CM-i3 audio headset, I am able to lower the overall volume level, and the sound quality is actually better—and my left ear isn’t ringing when the show is over, saving me from hearing damage.”