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Drum headphones

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by abmac, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. abmac

    abmac Guest

    What are some good headphones for my drummer to wear while recording? Preferably something $100 or under.
  2. JonKraft

    JonKraft Active Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Kansas City, MO
    I like the Metrophones a lot. They isolate very well, and have a metronome... I think they are a little more than $100, though. If I remember correctly, there is one without the metronome for a little less...

    I guess any closed-ear style that sounds decent will do the job well.

  3. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    The drummers I've worked with like the Sony MDR-7506, it has a bump in the high end that helps things cut through the playing. They seal pretty well too. The AKG 240S would be another good choice, both run about 90 bucks.
  4. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    Check out the Sennheiser HD 280. Great response and isolation.

  5. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    I second the sennys 280- they are great!
  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    i third the 280s my drummer loves them.
  7. Zuso

    Zuso Guest

    I hate to come in with my Goodwill Version of headphones...

    ...but I'm going to...

    I went to home depot and picked up some $15 industrial ear muffs, then took some decent Sony clip-on headphones that fit within the muffs cups, and wedged them inside the muffs where the rounded square shape of the muffs held in the round shape of the headphones inside. They may not have the best range, or sound, as the headphone mentioned above do, but for simple tracking. My little creation (it's an old idea, no doubt), worked for me, and it costs me way under $30.

    Though, being a poor, pitiful college student, I take my cost cuts as much as possible...haha.

    Well, hopefully I was some help, probably not, but it's here for the taking..

    ~Michael Zuehsow

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