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A partial-day of testing the Gray Ghost XP headphones.

October 27, 2019 01:49AM avatar
Well, my misdirected ORX w/9" X-35 coil was delayed a day and arrived Saturday morning about 8:30 when it was mostly clear and sunny, 43°, with a NNW wind of 11 MPH for a wind chill of 37°. After putting everything together and checking out both the MI6 Pinpointer and the 'puck' for my Gray Ghost headphones to make sure they were paired, I headed for the local park to check out both the X35 DD coil as well as the Gray Ghost XP version headphones. (By "local park" there's only one main city park in Vale so it was an easy selection.)

This entire park was completely renovated several decades ago with the removal of a LOT of older, larger trees, and the ground was sculpted to smooth it out and then add a couple of picnic boweries, a baseball/softball field, and some was groomed up for a higher plateau to build a swimming pool, horseshoe pit, and restroom area. All the dirt removal, churning and smoothing to level the park means some of the older lost objects were 'churned' a bit deeper. I am looking for any area of this well-hunted park that might hold some older keepers.

No success yesterday, however, as I didn't find anything older than 1962. I also didn't hunt as long as I had hoped to due to the weather. From 10 AM to 2 PM we had warmed between 47° and 52°, but the winds increased as well and continued from 17 MPH to 20 MPH with frequent gusts of 27-30 MPH. I was back home after the first hour of that on-slot of windy weather as the wind chill was a bit unpleasant..

However, wearing the Gray Ghost XP headphones was the more enjoyable part of the day. They use the 'tank style' ear cups that fully cover and surround the ears. They stayed warm and fine since the headphones fit comfortably w/o flopping or working loose. And the audio, the very pleasant audio, was more similar to the XP 'back-phone' headphones except a little louder and easier for this hearing imparted old phart to enjoy. They were not a high-pitched or shrill-sounding output. Just worked quite well for me.thumbs up.

I also used the XP 'back-phones' for a sort while just to compare, then back to the Gray Ghost.

Joel, you need to give a set a try. With winter arriving here very soon, and likely down your way, you might just hold off until an Outing next year and check out my headset.


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Kickindirt 551 October 24, 2019 01:39AM

Re: Made it out in the field with with custom headphones

Kickindirt 324 October 25, 2019 12:20AM

Interesting report on the headphones.thinking

Monte 363 October 25, 2019 01:53AM

Re: Interesting report on the headphones.thinking

Kickindirt 279 October 25, 2019 02:03AM

A partial-day of testing the Gray Ghost XP headphones.

Monte 368 October 27, 2019 01:49AM

Re: A partial-day of testing the Gray Ghost XP headphones.

Kickindirt 317 October 27, 2019 11:04AM

Re: Made some custom headphones for my Xp deus/orx

OregonGregg 350 October 24, 2019 08:55PM

Re: Made some custom headphones for my Xp deus/orx

Kickindirt 276 October 25, 2019 12:13AM

Nice project. The Troy Custom Headphones use ...

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