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Best Tracking Headphones/No Bleed

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by Freeform, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Freeform

    Freeform Guest

    Anybody have reccomendations for headphones that won't bleed? I'm using Sony 7506's right now, but the click track is bleeding too much for my tastes
  2. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    For now, try changing the tone of your click, andor change the volume level. i have akg k141's and I haven't had too many probs, although I know there are better.
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    A couple ideas...

    If you are going for absolute cheapness, earbuds have zero leakage and can be had for under $5.00.

    A mid priced solution are the Sennheiser HD202s. $20.00, a good, loud sound (a little honky), and little leakage.

    My favorite for the task are Sennheiser HD280. Fantastic sound, as sealed as can be, and very comfortable. They cost about $100.00.
  4. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member

    I've always loved the liquid filled ear-piece of the Metrophones headphones.

    They're in that same $100 range - can be bought with or without metronome and give probably the best sound isolation i have ever seen (heard?)(Haven't heard? :D :D :D )

    Just a thought

    Happy Hunting

  5. FloodStage

    FloodStage Active Member

    I've tried a number of solutions for this.

    Studio Kans. Cheap to buy - 29 or so db noise reduction - sound like s**t - painful to wear for long sessions. I sold mine at a loss and was happy to get rid of them.

    In-ear monitors-30 db noise reduction (or for extreme isolation, in-ear monitors with the noise reduction headphones that airplane baggage guys use over them - probably 40+ noise reduction)

    In ears sound good but have little bass response unless you buy the real expensive ones. The ones I have are the Shure ones that cost about 100 bucks (I plug them into a headphone cable - I didn't buy the transmitter/receiver)

    My favorite solition is Drum Tek Headphones. 29 db isolation, comfortable to wear, and they use Sony 7506 drivers

    I bought mine from a guy that sells them new on e-bay. Cost currently is $155. I don't have any connection with him except that I am a happy customer. Here's the link for them:

  6. heinz

    heinz Guest

    I picked up a pair of Extreme Isolation headphones... tracked drums with them for the first time this morning. Great isolation, no bleed. Really nice for checking mic phase as well. $135

  7. Rod Gervais

    Rod Gervais Active Member


    The extreme headphones look like a good buy - and i think i will pick up a pair to check them out -

    as a drummer myself isolation is key - i would point out however that the Frequency Response seems a wee bit better on the Metrophones - 15 - 25000 hz vrs 20 - 20,000 hz for the Extreme, the click track version has a output jack - so the drummer can set the pace and put the click in the mix, and the water just feels so damn good on my ears when i use them.

    The claim of a 29 db reduction however is the same for both headphones.

    Happy Hunting


    But i

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