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01-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Does anyone have any experience with these?
Im wondering if they are as good as they sound,
incorporating both a metronome and isolation headphone,
or would i be better off buying the two individual items?
Are they trying to be a jack (prob 1/4" :) of all trades but a master of none?!
Any knowledge/advice much appreciated.
01-21-2009, 08:03 AM
Best set up IMO. And this is my practice gear.
whole kit mic'd going through a mixer, m-audio in ear monitors and isolation headphones on top.
You can connect your mp3 player for playalongs and your metronome.
You have ear protection and inspiring sound all in one.
Those, m-audio IEM were a great investment. Even though I don't always use them live I use them everyday during practice. God sent.
01-21-2009, 05:01 PM
I've owned a pair for a few years. They are good to have around especially for recording. I mostly use them for recording live with a full band in the same room. Excellent isolation. Great way to hear exactly what is getting to the mics.
After a short time with them on, it does feel like a vice is squeezing your skull. A little uncomfortable.
You can't change the sound of the metronome and sometimes you just wanted something different like a cowbell or woodblock or even a drum loop but that's ok just shut off the internal one and plug the phones into a computer or drum machine, etc.
The cable is replaceable which is cool. The wires got frayed on my pair early on and the left channel would cut in and out. I changed it out with a RadioShack cable and it's worked fine every since.
01-21-2009, 06:16 PM
These are great phones IMO. I really love them in the studio.
Real good isolation and clear sound for recording, good click where it doesn't sound like it's knocking your skull, and the volume is easily adjusted.
I haven't had to replace a cord, but having it not attached to the phones is a nice feature.
I have the LED set where you can see what tempo you're putting in, as opposed to the dial on the side.
It's worth the few extra bucks for the LED style for accurate settings.
My head isn't huge, so I find them very comfortable, but if your head is bigger, I can see how it might squeeze a little.
One thing I did was take small wads of tissue and put it under the flaps of the liquid filled (gray) cup, and that puts a little more space between the ear and the cup (outer shell) of the phones.
It made them more comfortable too.
01-21-2009, 08:35 PM
cheers guys, on your reccomendations i have ordered a pair.
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