Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by the_gid, Jun 28, 2005.
anybody heard of/used these??
They are great! I use them for tracking drums.
Not a brilliant sound, but great isolation.
They have quite a bit of isolation, but don't sound very good (Pretty heavy on the low mids which gives them kind of a muffled sound). I use them quite a bit for practicing/tracking drums in a small room. They work great in this application, but if you want something to use while placing mics, you might check out these:
That being said, for my purposes, the extreme isolation headphones are a good buy.
Just an FYI...
I used to work in NASCAR and the Racing Electronics and Racing Radio headsets are good enough to quiet an 800HP V8 stock car with open exhaust in the paddock during tune-ups and when the field came ripping past the pits at 9,000RPM. I don't recall the ratings, but somewhere around 40-50dB attenuation sounds right.
It's pretty much the same technology as "shooting muffs" (snickering) for target practice with firearms, but with speakers inside, a 1/8" in/out jack, and a volume knob on the shell.
I still have a few pairs and lend them out to drummer friends when they go tracking.
All of the units I used throughout the years were mono and friendly to 2-way transmitter freqs, but perhaps they have stereo setups now.
God knows everything else in that sport has gone Hollywood...
I recently bucked up for a pair of the Remote Audio headphones noted in the above post. Yes they are a bit pricey at $285, but they are outstanding (read: "OUTSTANDING") tools for making mic placement. The attenuation is something like 40-45db and this makes it quite easy to focus on the sound in the phones, even when standing over a cranking amp or whapping snare drum. Well worth the investment IMHO. One word of warning though... Watch out when you're using these to place a mic around the kick drum. The sound is so contained that the bass in the phones is pretty 'pressurized'. I moved a mic from just out front of the kick drum into the hole in the head and the bass response/volume leaped up the meter along with some major hop 'n' skipping of my eardrums. :shock: :shock: One of those in-line volume controls for headphones could be a handy addition.
This is VERY dangerous. It is not that difficult to wreck your hearing. If you have a weakness in one of your eardrums, this is a very effective way to find out.
Take care :shock:
I'm not too impressed with the sound of these headphones, but they're great for tracking drums. You can make sure the drummer has plenty of click or other reference, and there's absolutely no bleed into the mics on the kit.
Other than that, I don't use mine very much. Look on eBay, you can get them brand new for around $75, I think.
crazy, i just bought a pair of construction style noise cancelling muffs and use earbuds
i guess that's what you do when you can afford 300 dollar headphones...
You certainly get points for creativity! A hell-of-a-good-idea IMO!
that's an old trick..... but a good one
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