Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 7:32 PM (in response to CoolBev)Re: Help with fitting the headset
Hang in their Cool ... all is not lost.
My first guess is that you may have it on upside down (a really common mistake). The hooks should go over your ears so that the boom arm is at the bottom of your ears. There are a couple of small thumbscrews that if you loosen up will allow you to expand the unit. Once loosened you have to be a bit gentile sliding it as it is a very thin metal frame. You might even do this with the unit off your head to see how it slides.
If that doesn't help can you post a photo of it on you?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 8:38 PM (in response to CoolBev)Re: Help with fitting the headset
Here's a self-portrait of me wearing a Crown (...Brand. I've not become royalty, ...yet.) that illustrates the orientation you're after.
Even though you can't see the way the neck-frame extends around to also hook over the left ear, it'll give you a pretty good idea of how to set the armature...
Unlike this particular model, nearly all other headset mics work best with their booms retracted so that the mic capsule (or "head") is located roughly a quarter-inch (3-4mm) back towards the earlobe, away from (but in line with and pointing towards) the corner of the mouth.
(By the way, it isn't actually a requirement that only dummies like me work in pro audio. Nevertheless, being a dummy often helps.)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to RonMarton)Re: Help with fitting the headset
You two are wonderful! All I needed was a visual, seeing the band on the back of the head like old street style headphones. I really appreciate your help. After 35 years this is the first time I'm trying this.