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Post Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:21 am

Hey everyone not been on in a while! But i was just wondering, ive decided to start doin some recording and playing along to tracks and i need a decent pair of headphones that will block out alot of the sound from my drums so i can hear whats comin out of the headphones. Anyone got any good examples for a price not too ott? Thanks alot
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Post Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:52 am

Vic Firth makes some good ones. They wrape around your whole ear (DJ style) and the worth both as a muffler for your drums (to drown out the loud sound) and headphones to play music over. They're pretty perfect for what ur looking for. I think they're $40-$60 I THINK, I THINK
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Post Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:25 am

I have some of these, they're pretty good
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Post Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:23 am

I use Sennheiser HD280Pro headphones for tracking.
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Post Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:55 am

SGarrett wrote:I use Sennheiser HD280Pro headphones for tracking.
are these good at cutting out external noise then? they look quite pricey :?
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Post Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:37 am

They cut 32db. I use them for all of the tracking I do, whether at home or in a studio. :)
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Post Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:54 pm

My trio uses AKG K55's for recording- http://www.zzounds.com/item--AKGK55 . Good bang for the buck.
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Post Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:35 am

I used a set of those and wasn't overly impressed. They didn't stay on my head well and I could barely hear the music I was tracking over my drums.
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:20 pm

I have a pair of these http://www.extremeheadphones.com/ex-29.html . I think they retail for around $100 but that was a few years ago. I wouldn't necessarily recommend them to a professional engineer... they're bass heavy and don't have the BEST speakers in them.. but they are better isolation headphones than the vic firths, are sturdy and well built, and are comfortable.

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Post Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:29 pm

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Post Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:51 pm

I have the vic firth ones. They work really well. Always use them in the studio. Can hear the music perfectly over the drums
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Post Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:16 pm

I've only used the extreme isolation headphones becuase my step-dad works in patenting and got a pair for free. they work very well but they're EXTREMELY expinsive. I think they're like $80
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:52 pm

i sotra lucked out on this, my dad works at BOSE so i got most of that stuff on discount from him. so i have a pair of Quiet Comfort 2's and they are really nice. if you have the money for em i definatly recommend buying a pair. it leaves a great combination of the drums and the song that your listening to... for more information http://www.bose.com/controller?url=/shop_online/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones/quietcomfort_2/index.jsp
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Post Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:17 pm

I got a $50 pair of Skull Candy headphones and they're super!
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