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Old 02-08-2013, 04:23 AM
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Default BEST headphones for DRUMMING!?

this is my list of headphones for drumming, not for mixing or whatever... its for acoustic drumming. which oneyou think is the best? thanks.

1-Sony MDR-7506

2-Sony MDR-7509

3-Beyerdynamic DT-770 M

4-Shure SRH 440

5-Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

6-Extreme Isolation EX29
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:45 AM
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Get 10 dollar in-ear buds from Best Buy. Then go to a gun store and buy hearing protection headphones---the max -DB phones. Put the in-ear buds on, put shooting headphones on top. Good thing is that some cheap buds do not sound bad---but some sound horrible. Just return the ones that sound like poop. If they break, just buy another pair. Easy. It's what I use to record with. Also, turn up your overhead mikes when recording. That way, you can play more dynamically and it's easier to hear your drums tone.

And you do not have to crank the volume at all for play alongs. Your hearing will stay nice and fresh.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:15 AM
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Get 10 dollar in-ear buds from Best Buy. Then go to a gun store and buy hearing protection headphones---the max -DB phones. Put the in-ear buds on, put shooting headphones on top. Good thing is that some cheap buds do not sound bad---but some sound horrible. Just return the ones that sound like poop. If they break, just buy another pair. Easy. It's what I use to record with. Also, turn up your overhead mikes when recording. That way, you can play more dynamically and it's easier to hear your drums tone.

And you do not have to crank the volume at all for play alongs. Your hearing will stay nice and fresh.
That's what I do. Though I know folks here speak highly of certain headphones.
My in-ear buds where about $35. I use my son's headphones that he used to take to the gun range.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:37 AM
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I use the Sennheisers. They are the perfect balance between isolation and loudness. You can play with them on nd still hear yourself. But you cannot hear someone talking to you a few feet away. I've owned mine for over 2 years now and they still work great!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:55 AM
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For the money I can't say enough about my Shure se215's. In ear style, so they isolate well.

Not for everyone but they work for me!
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:56 AM
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At three of my drum "stations" I use the Shure SRH 440 headphones, but I'm using the SRH 840 ear pads on these. These ear pads are more comfortable and have better isolation than what the 440 pads have. At another station I'm using Sennheiser 280 Pros and at my fifth station I'm using Audio Technica ATH-M50. If I need talk back, I'll use a pair of Beyer DT109 with a side mic attached.

I also own the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros, Sony MDR V6, Sony 7506, Shure SRH 840 and KRK 8400 which all remain in the control rooms.

Of those mentioned above, I like the Shure 840 headphones about the best. Second in line would be the Shure SRH 440 with the 840 pads. The 440's are much lighter in weight with great sensitivity and still has a good flat frequency response with nice isolation.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 AM
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I own

Beyer DT770 Pro

Sennheiser HD280 Pro

Audio Technica ATH-M50

Audio Technica ATH-M30

AKG K280

Monster Beat by Dr Dre.

And several in-ears.

Audio Technica ATH-M50 are my clear favourites - comfy and great punchy, but also neutral sound.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:53 AM
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I use high quality ear buds and put a pair of high SPL ear defenders over top. Works like a charm.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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Of those options I've only used #5 and #6.

The extreme isolation headphones are pretty good, not as good as my new ultra phones though. The 280's don't isolate much, don't bother with them.

Also I do things a little differently to everyone else in the thread. Sometimes I wear cheap headphones over my moulded musicians earplugs (using -15db filter). I love my ultra phones but anything resembling shooting range ear protectors can get a bit hot and constricting in long sessions.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 PM
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ATH-M50s....nuff said.


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Old 02-08-2013, 05:37 PM
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Whenever I'm just jamming at home by myself, I just put on some Bose headphones, and they work really well for me.

At a venue, I use JH16 in-ear monitors.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:31 AM
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Am I the only on that uses really cheap Koss headphones?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002BAU84/...SIN=B0002BAU84
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:56 AM
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I really like the skullcandy hesh series. They're amazing.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:28 AM
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At a venue, I use JH16 in-ear monitors.
You lucky man!
At home, I use a pair of Shure E2's - very good at cutting out outside noise. When I'm playing a bigger kit, loud, or with a band at rehearsal, sometimes I'll throw a pair of gun range noise isolating headphones over them as well.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:55 AM
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I use the Vic Firth S1H1. They sound great and isolate really well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:18 PM
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None, go with in ears, better comfort and isolation, stay in place better, plus they dont sweat and look much more professional.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:19 PM
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I use the Vic Firth S1H1. They sound great and isolate really well.
I'm sorry, but the Vic Firth headphones sound horrible.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:33 PM
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I love these: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500...nes+extra+bass Big and comfy! They don't isolate TOO much so I can still hear my kit over the music.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:43 PM
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I'm sorry, but the Vic Firth headphones sound horrible.
I think my pair sounds great and isolates really well. I guess we have different opinions on things. Have a great day.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:56 AM
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If Im not using my klipsch S4 references, then I use a pair of sennheiser HD 280 pros
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:09 PM
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I havn't tried too many of those, but if I need less isolation I go with DT100's, if I need more isolation I have a set of Koss Pro4A (from the late 60s!) And those things block sound like you would not believe.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:58 PM
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in my opinion it is easiest just to get some shure se215 in ear monitors. They block lots of sound and are good quality
What more do people want from headphones for drumming???
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:58 AM
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I havn't tried too many of those, but if I need less isolation I go with DT100's, if I need more isolation I have a set of Koss Pro4A (from the late 60s!) And those things block sound like you would not believe.
I like the sound on the old Koss Pro 4 A headphones, but they're a bit on the weighty side in my opinion.

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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If you want to go for maximum isolation and best sound, try these: Remote Audio HN 7506. Sony 7506 drivers in a massive case.




For In-Ears try Etymotic HF-5 with Comply Foam tips. I didn't put anything in my ears that isolates more, not even custom fit hearing protection.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:20 PM
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For the money I can't say enough about my Shure se215's. In ear style, so they isolate well.

Not for everyone but they work for me!
I just ordered a set of these after reading so many good things about them on here(search function TYVM!).
I typically hate earbuds, and prefer headphones, so I'm hoping I can actually get these to fit well, and stay in place.
$100 gamble.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:14 PM
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I love my Audio Technica ATH-M50s. Thats all i have to say about that. They sound great and are super comfortable. They are amazing when used with my Roland kit. It makes my $600 Roland KC550 sound like absolute garbage, Literally. They are also good when used for tracking or practicing with my acoustic kit. I got them since they were so highly recommended. I was not disappointed at all.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:35 AM
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What headphones to use while playing live ???

please help me with it . . . which model or brand should I use ! !
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:01 PM
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What headphones to use while playing live ???

please help me with it . . . which model or brand should I use ! !
for live i'd recommend in-ears ...

there are some in-ears that fit with every ear, but also some custom in-ears.. depends on your budget
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:20 PM
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I'm currently using Ultrasone PRO 550. Unless your room is too small, they're great IMO.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:34 PM
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I'll add the Sennheiser hd380 to the list. Same isolation as the hd280 but with smoother sound.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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for live i'd recommend in-ears ...

there are some in-ears that fit with every ear, but also some custom in-ears.. depends on your budget




Thanks man !!! thanks for the clue ! ! but I checked over the internet n' found it too costly for me :(
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:11 PM
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I use the Vic Firth ones. The first set lost audio in the left side after about 8 months. I bought another set. The design of the Extreme Isolation ones (129.99) make me a little nervous because the seem like they are designed to break. Totally modular doesn't instill confidence with me. Vic Firth ones ran me around 60.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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Thanks man !!! thanks for the clue ! ! but I checked over the internet n' found it too costly for me :(
what is your budget tho?
i was in the same situation and found a lot of stuff.. maybe i can check the market for you??
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:44 AM
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Vic Firth - best I've ever used for drumming for over 30 years!
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