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Old 11-02-2007, 10:38 PM
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Default Good headphones?

Well I searched and it yielded quite alot of threads that will take time to search through. However, considering most people have them for what I have seen, I need some good suggestions for headphones.

Preferably ones that can plug into an ipod or similar mp3 player, those little headphones just are not cutting it.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:51 PM
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Do you need isolation or not?
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:55 PM
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Oh yes I forgot to add that, isolation headphones is what I am looking into.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:22 PM
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Check out the Sennheiser HD 280.
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:45 AM
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Check out headphone.com. They've got some surprisingly objective and helpful reviews, especially considering that they sell the stuff too.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:20 AM
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anything by Shure is gonna be great.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:41 AM
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Sony earbuds. fontopia i think. Theyre inexpensive and great headphones.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:43 AM
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my topic title was changed slightly.

kinda unnecessary but ok

thanks for the responses though, gah these things are pricy

edit: i was looking at the headphones at headphone.com, mainly the full sized ones. Does anyone know if the mp3 player will produce enough volume into that type of headphone loud enough to make it more audible over the drums?

this model caught my eye:

http://www.headphone.com/products/he...ser-hd-205.php
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:17 AM
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icans, available at GC for about $80. Not as expensive as the top line of headphones but I can play my ipod through these babies with my kit . ( I'm not a basher, though )
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:22 AM
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Audio Technica ATH-ANC7 All you need baby, sooooo clean, and isolation is the bomb!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:10 PM
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I use a set of Shure SE-310s for playing my drums, they block out almost ALL of my sound, and i blend into the recording nicely without having to turn up past normal volume levels :)

you can get a pair for less than 120 dollars on EBAY, and they come with tons of different silicone/foam earpieces.



when i'm not playing the drums, i use my babies :-D Sennheiser HD-650s
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:58 AM
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Now how come these are never brought up? I just saw a random post where someone talked about it and looked it up.

http://www.vicfirth.com/products/headphones.html

How are these, are they any good? I am liking the price and the name brand so far the Stereo isolation headphones, which would allow me to play along with music and avoid excessive noise damage to my ears.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:15 AM
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About the Vic Firths:
I don't have them, so I can't comment personally on their quality, but I remember mixed reviews about them. A while ago I was looking at them as a possibility, but I ended up going with the cheaper and more flexible approach of regular earmuffs (Home Depot, etc) over earbuds. Works pretty nice. And I've never had a problem with volume.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:04 PM
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I don't know about the electric ones, but I have the isolation headphones that just cut out sound they they work wonderfully. I would think the electric ones have a great sound. Mine make the drums sound better than they are.
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:31 PM
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Check out the Sennheiser HD 280.

HEy i got The sennheiser HD 280 Silver.....They sound really good and they are very good isolators, i think they isolate 32 Db or so.

I also got the Roland RH-200, Both can be plugged to an iPod or Mp3 player, Walkman, diskman and so on, also have great sound but they are not very good with isolation in my opinion
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I use the vic firths (SIH1) regularly while practicing. For the price it's a great product. I haven't tried the Sennheisers so I can't compare.
Isolation: 4/5
Comfort: 3.5/5 (after a few hours of having them on, they tend to get a bit uncomfortable)
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Now how come these are never brought up? I just saw a random post where someone talked about it and looked it up.

http://www.vicfirth.com/products/headphones.html

How are these, are they any good? I am liking the price and the name brand so far the Stereo isolation headphones, which would allow me to play along with music and avoid excessive noise damage to my ears.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:19 PM
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I can't really reccommend them yet, since I don't actually own any, but I'm getting these soon. http://www.extremeheadphones.com/
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:35 PM
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I can't really reccommend them yet, since I don't actually own any, but I'm getting these soon. http://www.extremeheadphones.com/

I use theses at band rehearsals each week. They're doing the job for me. Very good quality for the price.

The best headphones for me for the sound are the Sony 7509. The isolation isn't good enough for acoustic playing but I enjoy them a lot when I play my Roland kit.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:49 PM
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I use theses at band rehearsals each week. They're doing the job for me. Very good quality for the price.
How good is the isolation on these?
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:07 PM
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The Extremes ?

I find it slightly better than the Vic Firth's, but with better confort and better sound. I once tried a pair of Senheiser's that I liked a lot at a studio session, but I don't remember the model. But I'm quite happy with the Extremes anyway.

Everyone wear headphones in my band when we rehearse. We have one pair of Vic Firth, and three pairs of Extreme, and the last one to arrive ends up with the Vic Firth.
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xopeth was right on the money regading the SE310s by Shure. I just got mine in today, plugged them into my CD player, put on a few drumless tracks and OMFG!!!!
I had to change the isolating sleve to ALLOW a little more of my drums to come through. A little tweaking and I feel like I'm in a recording studio. I payed $139 with shipping on eBay. Best investment so far this year.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:15 AM
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The Extremes ?

I find it slightly better than the Vic Firth's, but with better confort and better sound. I once tried a pair of Senheiser's that I liked a lot at a studio session, but I don't remember the model. But I'm quite happy with the Extremes anyway.

Everyone wear headphones in my band when we rehearse. We have one pair of Vic Firth, and three pairs of Extreme, and the last one to arrive ends up with the Vic Firth.
I am new to the whole rehearsal's thing but what do you as a drummer plug your headphones into?

The reason I ask is I just had my 1st rehearsal with a band and we played for about 90 minutes in a very small isolated room in the back of a music store and I had the worst headache I have ever had for about 12 hours afterwards. No I did not wear any protection but neither did anyone else that I saw anyway. I always wear something when I practice at home and was wondering if I did get a set with a plug, who's amp do you plug into? since the bass and both guitars each had their own amps.

And yes I will atleast bring ear plugs next week. I think I was so nervous about 1st time with other musicians that I forgot all about ear protection...A very painful lesson.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:32 AM
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being a college student, I don't want to spend heaps on a pair of isolation headphones. So for practise at home when I'm playing along with music, I just use normal earbud headphones underneath stock-standard isolation headphones, like people wear when using loud machinery. They seem to work well, i only need my iPod at the normal volume I'd listen rather than having to blast it up full to hear over the drums. Only real problem is you look like an idiot when wearing them. But hey, I look like an idiot most of the time anyway so it's no big loss...
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If you don't mind the in ear monitor design, for about $30 you can get sennheiser CX-300's which I find brilliant for MP3 player, and especially playing drums with, as they block out just the right amount of sound. (about as much isolation as foam earplugs)

If you want something a bit more top of the range, any shure IEM's should do the trick.
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I put up a bit of money for these but they are WELL worth it I love them, I use the Bose QC2's.



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http://www.bose.com/controller?event...adphones_index

Like I said I use them all the time, and absolutely love them, they cancel out a lot of the ring from the drums and cymbals so you don't have to turn the volume way up damaging your ears. I use them at every practice too, they come with a Headphone to 1/4" adapter jack so I just plug into our board and use them as a monitor. I can't say enough good things about them.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:57 AM
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I put up a bit of money for these but they are WELL worth it I love them, I use the Bose QC2's.



Info Page.....
http://www.bose.com/controller?event...adphones_index

Like I said I use them all the time, and absolutely love them, they cancel out a lot of the ring from the drums and cymbals so you don't have to turn the volume way up damaging your ears. I use them at every practice too, they come with a Headphone to 1/4" adapter jack so I just plug into our board and use them as a monitor. I can't say enough good things about them.
Well for $300 large I guess they better be good : )
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at home i use the lowest of those models, and it sound ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! they look vintage, and pretty simple, but their insides are made by Grado Labs, which makes them perfect sounding and for a reasonable price!

http://www.alessandro-products.com/headphones.html
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