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Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders

B&H # TAWS11 Mfr # WS-11
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Product Highlights
  • Cuts Wind-Noise Pickup by Internal Mics
  • Works in Both XY and AB Position
  • Fits Most DR Models

The Tascam WS-11 is an artificial-fur windscreen for DR-Series handheld recorders. It helps block even the highest wind gusts from penetrating the internal microphones. It works with the mics in XY or AB position. The WS-11 is compatible with the DR-1, GT-R1, DR-2d, DR-05, DR-07, DR-07mkII, DR-40, DR-100, and DR-100mkII.

Blocks even the highest wind gusts from the internal mics of Tascam recorders
Compatible with DR-1, GT-R1, DR-2d, DR-05, DR-07, DR-07mkII, DR-40, DR-100, and DR-100mkII recorders
Works in XY or AB position
Made of artificial fur
Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts, 90 Days Labor
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    TascamWS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders
     
    3.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Durable (5)
    • Reliable (5)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (10)
    • Travel (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Power user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (8), Personal (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Almost perfect

    The WS-11 works fine in cutting down wind noise (but not strong gusts) and fits snugly on my DR-40. However, (and this may be a flaw of the DR-40...Read complete review

    The WS-11 works fine in cutting down wind noise (but not strong gusts) and fits snugly on my DR-40. However, (and this may be a flaw of the DR-40 design) the headphone port gets in the way when you have headphones plugged in. I'm thinking of making a custom hole for the plug by using a paper-hole punch.
    Another note, and forgive me if Tascam or B&H have already mentioned this in the product description, but the WS-11 is much more effective when the recorder is in the XY position than the AB orientation.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Difficult to put on - and keep on!

    The wind protection is good, but the sock is not well designed. It's tricky to get on - and it covers and obstructs the line out headphone jack, as the sock needs to...Read complete review

    The wind protection is good, but the sock is not well designed. It's tricky to get on - and it covers and obstructs the line out headphone jack, as the sock needs to stretch past it to stay on.

    I Have the Tascam DR-40 which although it "fits", not much thought went in to actually designing it for that device.

    There is nothing to actually grip or hold the sock in place other than its elastisized opening, so it invariably slips off every time I put it back in my case/pouch, or if it brushes past someone in a crowded location.

    I'd try another brand - pretty overpriced for what it is...

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    3.0

    Ok.

    By lchaman99

    from Fort Collins, CO

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • EXPENSIVE
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices

      Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

      It works. However, as others have mentioned, it blocks the headphone jack on my DR-40. It's also too expensive.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      good to have handy

      By austin p.

      from staten island, ny

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

            it does what its supposed to

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            3.0

            Good But Not Perfect

            By Jerry

            from Ohio

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Configure
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices
              • Travel

              Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

              The WS-11 Windscreen fits onto the end of the DR series hand held recorders. I am using it with the DR-07MKII recorder. It does cut some of the noise to the internal microphones caused by gusts of wind, but it is not perfect. In any case, its still a good accessory for the recorder as long as the wind is not too severe.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              2.0

              Doesn't fit well, covers headphone jack

              By Sean

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

              • Difficult to use
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                I thought the tight fit of the Tascam windscreen would hold it on tight. I was wrong. It's tough to get on, which usually takes three hands. And once it's on, touching it too much will shoot the thing off like a rubber band.

                Plus, it covers up the headphone jack. Some people recommend cutting a hole so you can still use the jack; I recommend getting a Rycote instead.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Snoots

                from Braselton, GA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Configure
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • In The Car
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                  I just used it at an outside concert and the results were better than I expected. Slightly breezy to gusty wind but no wind noise was picked up by the microphones. Easy to attach and remove but won't fall off without pulling it off.
                  I don't have anything negative to say about the windscreen. I cannot elaborate on its durability after this first use but its construction seems stout.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Handy but expensive

                  By Elder Jim

                  from Woodridge IL

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Too expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices

                  Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                  Windscreen is handy for outdoor recording, but this item is very pricey for such a small bit of fake fur! Someone with a little sewing skill, a short length of leftover elastic , and some faux fur scraps could put this together for a fraction of the cost.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Almost perfect

                  By Colin

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits well

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Filter High Wind

                  Best Uses

                  • Location sound
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                  The WS-11 works fine in cutting down wind noise (but not strong gusts) and fits snugly on my DR-40. However, (and this may be a flaw of the DR-40 design) the headphone port gets in the way when you have headphones plugged in. I'm thinking of making a custom hole for the plug by using a paper-hole punch.
                  Another note, and forgive me if Tascam or B&H have already mentioned this in the product description, but the WS-11 is much more effective when the recorder is in the XY position than the AB orientation.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  A must have.

                  By FL Hightopps

                  from Ft Pierce, Florida.

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • In The Car
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                    A must for the Tascam recorder. I do outdoor recording with the Tascam DR-40 and with out the windscreen you minus well forget getting a clean pop and rumble free recording. Fits good, slips right on. Only fault is that when you slip in on, the Tascam DR-40, it covers up the hedphone plug-in making you have to slide the wind screen up and it gets close to falling off after that.

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                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Solid, but not perfect

                    By Alex

                    from Boston

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • Hard to Install

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                    It does what a windscreen does, so it doesn't fail in that department. But it is hard to adjust the microphones while this is on. It's also hard to get on but easy to get off. But overall it is a good product.

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                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By Gordans

                    from Litchuania

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                    easy and convenient to use

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Difficult to put on - and keep on!

                    By Straight shooter

                    from Auckland NZ

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Attach
                    • Doesnt Stay On Very Well
                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                    The wind protection is good, but the sock is not well designed. It's tricky to get on - and it covers and obstructs the line out headphone jack, as the sock needs to stretch past it to stay on.

                    I Have the Tascam DR-40 which although it "fits", not much thought went in to actually designing it for that device.

                    There is nothing to actually grip or hold the sock in place other than its elastisized opening, so it invariably slips off every time I put it back in my case/pouch, or if it brushes past someone in a crowded location.

                    I'd try another brand - pretty overpriced for what it is...

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Tascam windscreen

                    By James

                    from Mason, OH

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                      The tascam windscreen is an absolute must have accessory for the DR 40. Its fit and function are good, the only issue I have with this, is the issue of cost as it is with all tascam accessories which should of came in the box with the recorder you purchased. Personally, I would love to see a standard box of accessories, like the ones that zoom creates for their digital recorders, that come with everything you need for about the same price as this one windscreen!

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                      • Business
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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works fine

                      By Orailtycoon

                      from Bloomington, IN

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices

                        Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                        The wind screen is easily installed on my DR-05. I appears to reduce wind noise about 16db.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great windscreen

                        By Terry

                        from Clawson, MI

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable Devices

                          Comments about Tascam WS-11 -Windscreen for DR Series Handheld Recorders:

                          Works well, fits on recorder well. Put it on your field recorder and forget it, works great.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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