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Old 02-29-2008, 03:29 AM
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Ok so I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 212pro and they're great, but they don't cut out enough sound to really use for drummings

so I'm just asking what you guys would suggest

I think the Sennheiser 280 with -32 db noise cancellation looks great but then again there are most likely other headphones with better noise cancellation

oh and they can't be ultra expensive, like 200 Australian dollars or less.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:36 AM
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prolly not the best...but it works. what i do is use the in-ear headphones like what comes with the iPods...and wear industrial grade ear muffs over them...works well actually!

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Old 02-29-2008, 04:57 AM
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There are a few threads on isolation phones, check the info there.

Best I've found are GK-Music Ultraphones. Nothing else comes close.

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Old 02-29-2008, 05:08 AM
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Well...

I Got Sennheiser's HD 280 Silver, and in my opinion they work really well in drums.
They Isolate I think 32 DB something like that So i cant Play drums Without blasting my ears
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:10 AM
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try AKG K518

not expensive probably around $69.99 and they have great isolation.

I highly recommend them as the isolation work very well for drumming and daily use.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:11 PM
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I wear foam earplugs between my ears and the headphones and that works really well, and also protects your hearing. I use the Sony Studio Studio Monitor MDR V600 on my second pair in 15 years, lightweight, comfortable and great sound.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:42 PM
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I put on my in-ear headphones, followed by a pair of tractor noise reduction headphones. Keeps the sound low and gives me the great clarity of the in-ear style.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:48 PM
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what about philips SHP 2500?? and behringer HPM 1000??

i think they're cool
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:34 PM
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I use Sony Fontopia in-ears.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:52 PM
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Sennheiser with some noise-cancelling but i still like to be able to hear myself. Try the ones designed for DJ's - they work really well.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:12 PM
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I use the 280 pro and they are good headphones for listening to music. As far as for playing along, I'm not so sure. The problem is I can't hear my drums very well as I play along. I think there has to be a better solution for you. Without music, they'd be great for noise cancellation purposes. Joey
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if you want good headphones for drumming then do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeWfnFCy-Y i do this and it works great!
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:47 AM
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i use Direct Sound EX-29s.
they offer 28db reduction. i think this will be enough. in fact i sometimes wish that i had got the EX-25s which offer 24db reduction.

you may think they wont work for you, because you can hear room sounds just fine when theres no music playing through the phones...but once you start tracking you wont hear a thing.

they EX-29s are almost too good. when im playing along with a homemade cd of various artists (and thus varying volume levels) i cant hear the drums at all when a louder song comes on..

if im tracking (recording) this is great because i can hear the track properly, but my drums (or amp, when im playing guitar) are absolutely not heard.

Vic Firth also makes similar models.

Direct Sound EX-29s - $99
Direct Sound EX-24s - $49

http://www.quietheadphones.com/product/ex-25/
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:36 PM
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I have tried the Ex-24s, they were like having normal headphones on, isolated way too little imo. I'm currently using Peltor Optime II with some in ear phones and it works quite well, but obviously, I'd like more clarity in the phones. The drums sound nice with the Optime IIs. They have 31db reduction, which is pretty much perfect for me.

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Old 11-13-2010, 06:56 PM
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if you want good headphones for drumming then do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfeWfnFCy-Y i do this and it works great!
Same! I did these with Howard Leights, they give me 21db reduction for only 3! (Excluding headphones I used for them which were very old Senheisers) Amazing clarity too.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:39 PM
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I have tried the Ex-24s, they were like having normal headphones on, isolated way too little imo. I'm currently using Peltor Optime II with some in ear phones and it works quite well, but obviously, I'd like more clarity in the phones. The drums sound nice with the Optime IIs. They have 31db reduction, which is pretty much perfect for me.

http://www.sportingkit.co.uk/ires/53...-optime-II.jpg
really ? im glad i went for the EX--29s then. no problems with isolation there. and they sound great too.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:58 PM
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really ? im glad i went for the EX--29s then. no problems with isolation there. and they sound great too.
How big is your room? I think size of the room is important when choosing headphones, and I'm looking for some new ones too..
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:37 PM
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????

why would room size matter when choosing headphones ? especially isolation headphones which are meant to block out room sounds ?

12 x 15.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:23 PM
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JH-16s. must haves.


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Old 11-16-2010, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Headphones for Drumming?

THESE are just great for hearing a click or the mix, and not having to worry about damaging your ears, they block outside noise very well, and stay tightly inside your ear. Ignore the negative reviews, for a drummer's application, and taking into account that they are pretty cheap, they'll do quite well.


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Old 11-24-2010, 06:45 PM
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????

why would room size matter when choosing headphones ? especially isolation headphones which are meant to block out room sounds ?

12 x 15.
In my experience, a small room requires better ear protection since the sound is moving a smaller distance, thus coming back to you with greater power if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:10 PM
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In my experience, a small room requires better ear protection since the sound is moving a smaller distance, thus coming back to you with greater power if I'm not mistaken.
hmm. ok.

the Ex-29ś do a fine job for me.

as always YMMV. (your mileage may vary) : )
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:20 PM
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hey mate im from aus aswell, way to go is buying from overseas.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Beyerdynamic-...item56411fdc6d

if overseas isn't an option

www.headphones.com.au they are a very good community in aus who offer free shipping aus wide.
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:50 PM
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I had the Firth's. Isolated very well but u paid a price for that over the hiurs as they are tight. Also they do not have frequency extremes. You will here the bass hit but not the low end of the drum itself. The highs are down too but that can be fixed by modifying the ear foam pieces.

I just got the 280s. Great freq extremes.I can hear the whole bass drum. The highs are excellent but a bit wearing over time with rides. (I added foam to fix this). More comfortable that the Firth's by far. But they don't isolate quite as well. On balance I like these. (They are also lower imp so they are louder with same vol setting)
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:16 PM
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In my experience, a small room requires better ear protection since the sound is moving a smaller distance, thus coming back to you with greater power if I'm not mistaken.
Thats very true. When I built a 10ft x10ft drum room in my garage my drums were suddenly 'unbearably' loud (especially the snare!).

I used to do what others here do, in ear buds with industrial hearing protection headphones over them. Worked pretty good actually. I now use custom IEM's, better isolation and sound reproduction but much more expensive.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:13 AM
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Some suggestions for drumming with molded earplugs and headphones with like semiclosed phones, I want to hear quite much live sound from the drums. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:20 AM
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Beyerdynamic DT100s are the 'classic' tracking headphone, I've tracked with them and they do an admirable job. They're not the greatest sounding pair of cans though and if you actually want to do anything more than tracking, I'd start considering something higher end. Sony MD7506s are a decent start in the closed-back mid-range all-purpose headphone, Sennheiser HD280s are a slightly cheaper option.

Be warned to check the actual attenuation that the cans offer - they might say 'noise-reducing' or words to that effect, but you should be aiming for something with a serious attenuation and do some shopping around. In ears are another option, but more expensive.

Do you need these headphones to have mixing capability or are the entirely for tracking?
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:22 AM
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How big is your room? I think size of the room is important when choosing headphones, and I'm looking for some new ones too..
Certainly important considering monitor speakers, but headphones?! You're reading rather odd back issues of Sound on Sound. The level of attenuation might matter more in a smaller room, but if you're actually using a decent pair of tracking headphones, it shouldn't matter at all.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:31 PM
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I need it for tracking and I want to have headphones where I still hear my drums acoustic.
I want to protect my ears with my molded earplugs first and then have my headphones.
I have until now just used Koss Porta Pro, but I want something similar but with better sound and more consistent eq if you understand.
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:55 PM
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I work with Sennheiser HD-25, and I really like them. Be sure to replace the leather pads with velours though, much more comfortable.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:40 PM
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I just got some nice skullcandy GI Headphones and Im really happy with them... I would definatly recomend them to anyone...

Great sound, full bass, and you cant beat the $60 price tag
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:26 PM
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In my experience, a small room requires better ear protection since the sound is moving a smaller distance, thus coming back to you with greater power if I'm not mistaken.
I've heard the same, and have chosen ear protection based on the same advice. A small room with reflective (hard, smooth) surfaces will kill your ears sooner than a room that's either significantly larger or one that's more absorbent.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:03 PM
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I just got some nice skullcandy GI Headphones and Im really happy with them... I would definatly recomend them to anyone...

Great sound, full bass, and you cant beat the $60 price tag
Do you also use molded earplugs? I'm afraid that I will damage my ears if I not have my earplugs. I also like to hear my drums acoustic a little bit. How many db damps the GI headphones?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:41 PM
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just got some Grado headphones for christmas and they are da bombbbb. havent tried them while drumming yet tho
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just got some Grado headphones for christmas and they are da bombbbb. havent tried them while drumming yet tho
Which model did you bought?
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:46 PM
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Right now I'm thinking of getting a pair of Sennheiser's 280 Pro Headphones. I read a lot of good reviews about them.

I want them to play with a click with the band in rehearsal and maybe live. Do you think they'll be OK for that?

Thanks in advance. Cheers.
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Right now I'm thinking of getting a pair of Sennheiser's 280 Pro Headphones. I read a lot of good reviews about them.

I want them to play with a click with the band in rehearsal and maybe live. Do you think they'll be OK for that?

Thanks in advance. Cheers.
They'll do a fine job.

To the poster banging on about small rooms, I'll repeat:

Small rooms are not an issue when your headphones have adequate isolation.
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They'll do a fine job.

To the poster banging on about small rooms, I'll repeat:

Small rooms are not an issue when your headphones have adequate isolation.
Thanks, man. Most likely I'll be getting them. Cheers.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:57 AM
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I just picked up some Shure SRH440's brand new on CL for $60 (GC price $100) so I'm very stoked.
But, my question to y'all is do they work well for isolation and practicing to CD's.

The good thing is, I have had them on for about three hours now and I have pretty much forgot that I have them on. Feels like I'm just listening to music in the room.
They sound great and are pretty comfy.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:07 AM
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Ok so I have a pair of Sennheiser HD 212pro and they're great, but they don't cut out enough sound to really use for drummings

so I'm just asking what you guys would suggest

I think the Sennheiser 280 with -32 db noise cancellation looks great but then again there are most likely other headphones with better noise cancellation

oh and they can't be ultra expensive, like 200 Australian dollars or less.
I have used the 280 pros for 2 years now at practice in an isolation booth and use them directly into my rolands at home...they do the job quite well for me
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