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Old 02-26-2009, 08:50 AM
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Hi, I'm Mark, Freshman at college and have recently taken up drumming.

It.
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I've been practicing everyday until the point my bass drum foot feels like it's going to fall off. I'm definitely going to play as much as I can while keeping my GPA up.

Which brings me to the point of this thread, otherwise i'd be rambling for ever. I'd like to purchase a nice pair of drumming headphones/headset, preferably one that covers both ears in with soft pads. However, I'm not quite knowledgeable on headphone lore, and don't know if ear buds are better. My professor directed me to drummingworld.com (great site!), and so I'm wondering, do you guys have any recommendations as to some kind of headset that will both allow me to listen to music in any setting and at the same time be usable in the drum room? Being a college kid (this diet of Ramen is killing me), I'm under kind of a tight budget so a 200 dollar headset is out the question. I'll be using the pair i get indefinitely so i want to make a good investment.

But, if you guys have any ideas or suggestions, I'd be glad to check out and discuss them here.

Thanks much,
Mark

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:29 PM
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A cheap route is always regular Ipod type buds under an enclosed headset. An excellent source of inexpensive hearing protection is a safety supply or a Home Depot type store.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:40 PM
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Here you go sir, these are perfect for you:

http://www.steveweissmusic.com/produ...etronome-tuner

And I did a check $45 is the absolute cheapest you're gonna find anywhere on the Internet. They sell the same headphones, but without a headphone jack, so you're gonna want this.

Oh, and thank your professor for telling you about this place!
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:56 PM
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I've got the Vic Firth isolation head phones. I think they were around $50 and they are great!

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:13 PM
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A cheap route is always regular iPod type buds under an enclosed headset. An excellent source of inexpensive hearing protection is a safety supply or a Home Depot type store.
I'd been using this method until my roommate demanded his enclosed headset back ;P So when you mean those phones come without the heaphone jack (the vic firth stero isolation headphones), they are missing the piece that actually plugs into the hole? The description in the link you gave me (thank you btw!) mention Cord: 12.5 F coil cord with 3.5 stereo plug (1/4" and 1/8" plugs included).

I've been doing a little research, and have been wondering: for a drummer, what's the difference between ear buds and ear phones? I've done a little research, and came upon the Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket.

http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/fullm...cket-p-30.html

Can you guys cite some differences from personal experience or otherwise? I feel like these two headsets are both the best of both types for my case.

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Old 02-26-2009, 08:54 PM
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I'd been using this method until my roommate demanded his enclosed headset back ;P So when you mean those phones come without the heaphone jack (the vic firth stero isolation headphones), they are missing the piece that actually plugs into the hole? The description in the link you gave me (thank you btw!) mention Cord: 12.5 F coil cord with 3.5 stereo plug (1/4" and 1/8" plugs included).

I've been doing a little research, and have been wondering: for a drummer, what's the difference between ear buds and ear phones? I've done a little research, and came upon the Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket.

http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/fullm...cket-p-30.html

Can you guys cite some differences from personal experience or otherwise? I feel like these two headsets are both the best of both types for my case.
Forgot Skullcandy...these Vic Firth ones are what you want. They come with a cord and without a cord, the corded ones being $45.
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Buy enclosed headphones (17$ tops) and use the iPod earbuds.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:12 AM
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I agree, that the Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones are the best choice for just drumming and practicing with the kit (also plane rides and studying) But at the same time, if I'm busting money, i'd like headphones with a little utility as well (for example, i can use them in all aspects of drumming but also be able to take them on a long board adventure or workout.), which is why the Full Metal Jacket is appealing. Any advice?
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:29 AM
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I haven't tried the Vic Firth head phones, but I've had a a pair of Studio-Kans for the last 10 years, and I LOVE them.

$84 at most places.
http://www.amazon.com/Metrophones-St.../dp/B0002E1NXM

Worth every penny if you ask me.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:43 PM
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I agree, that the Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones are the best choice for just drumming and practicing with the kit (also plane rides and studying) But at the same time, if I'm busting money, i'd like headphones with a little utility as well (for example, i can use them in all aspects of drumming but also be able to take them on a long board adventure or workout.), which is why the Full Metal Jacket is appealing. Any advice?
The Full Metal Jackets aren't drum headphones.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:56 PM
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Just ordered a pair of Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones.

Thank you for all the advice and help guys,
Mark
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The Vic Firth's are okay. The Metrophones are much better for isolation and noise reduction. Some folks might say they're too muffling. But they sure do work.

I just wish they weren't so spendy.
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Just ordered a pair of Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones.

Thank you for all the advice and help guys,
Mark
Good choice, you'll be happy with those!
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