Our current binaural headset is a custom-modified Sony headphone that utilizes a “street style” design. The padded earphones rest lightly against each ear and the connecting brace extends around the back of the head.
In our shop, we carefully mount a miniature condensor microphone on each earphone (near each ear), allowing for binaural reception (see closeup view below right). The cables are hand-braided and exit the headset on the left side. We have tested various headset designs over the years and this one is the best yet, yielding high sensitivity, excellent binaural directionality, minimum obstruction of normal hearing, plus an open and natural sound.
NOTE:xReplacement headsets are available for $95.00 + tax + $7.00 shipping. If you have specific headset requirements, please contact Nature Sound Electronics to discuss your particular needs.
Below is a view of the headset and unit in use, showing the cable exiting on the left. The unit is small enough to fit into a standard shirt pocket. The cable can optionally be run under clothing to keep it out of the way. A cable clip attached to the collar provides some play, allowing for the head to be moved easily from side to side without pulling on the cable. Binoculars can be used without interfering with either the headset or the cable.