Originally Posted by caddywumpus
Also, I would strongly suggest wearing hearing protection if you're not already. Sounds like your practicing could do some damage to your hearing as well...
Key point. Please don't underestimate it. Ear damage will catch up to you sooner or later, if you're not careful. Ideal scenario is to mike & mix the kit into the track and run it through headphone. Investment, but worth it if you drum almost everyday.