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Old 09-08-2011, 07:38 AM
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I'm looking at getting a Korg in-ear metronome. I see the advantages - small, easy to carry around in my cymbal bag, no leads which would be nice - but are there any disadvantages I'm not thinking of? I guess the only thing is not being able to put in ear plugs in one ear...
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:57 AM
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I lie the general idea of it but the thing that lets me down is the fact that it only has 30 predetermined tempos and that you can't select your own
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:33 AM
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I lie the general idea of it but the thing that lets me down is the fact that it only has 30 predetermined tempos and that you can't select your own
+1, plus dialing in a tempo can be a pain... those little buttons are hard to mess with and the LCD readout can be difficult. I have a Boss DB90 Dr. Beat that I use with headphones. Though it's not the smallest thing in the world. A friend of mine has a nice app on his iPhone that works pretty well and allows you to save your tempos as well.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:05 AM
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Default Re: In-ear Metronome

Agree with Bert, I think all metronomes have an audio jack. Granted you need an earbud or phones with a cord, but adjusting volume and making changes between songs is much easier with a separate unit. Also consider that an earpiece device probably requires special batteries, so recharging or having a spare battery is a hassle. With a standalone unit, you can either keep it plugged-in or keep spare AA/AAA batteries on-hand (they're slao easier to find in case you find yourself with a bunch of dead batteries.)

Also, if you bob your head, an ear-nome can fall out and roll around on the floor. If an earbud pops out, you can retrieve it by grabbing the cord coming out of the unit.

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Old 09-09-2011, 10:12 AM
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Glad I consulted with DW before I went out and bought one! I'll save up a little more cash and get just a normal metronome. I've never really owned one - I've always used a metronome either on my computer, my brothers ipod or the in-built metronome on my practise pad (which is now broken - and the batteries only lasted two hours!)
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:13 AM
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I'm with the guys on using headphones. If you dont want bulky headphones I'd suggest buying a good pair of in ear monitor headphones. Not only are they less bulky, but they do isolate sound too... Essentially acting as ear plugs aswell so you wouldn't need to worry about that problem!
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:37 AM
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I'm with the guys on using headphones. If you dont want bulky headphones I'd suggest buying a good pair of in ear monitor headphones. Not only are they less bulky, but they do isolate sound too... Essentially acting as ear plugs aswell so you wouldn't need to worry about that problem!
Yeah I have headphones - one day I'd like to get some in-ear moninors, but right now they are WAY out of my price range.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:12 PM
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Use and iphone app. Easier and you in addition get the worlds best phone.
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