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Isolating headphones

Discussion in 'Monitoring & Headphones' started by Marik, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Marik

    Marik Guest


    I am looking for isolating headphones for live calssical piano mic placement with as little bleeding as possible. So far I looked at AKG K171, Extreme Isolation Headphones, and Shure E2, E3. I could not find isolation level specs for Shure, though. Any other suggestions?
    Price... I would like to stay within $200 region, if it is possible. If there is something that is a really major step up, then could go higher.

  2. Sony V900s.
    You can still find them on Ebay.
    Some love 'em, others hate them but for isolation they're pretty good.
    Go to any pro music or recording store with a favourite cd and try out all the closed back full over the ear headphones.
    In ears are pretty good, but make sure you put a compressor on the feed to control any nasty and unexpected audio peaks.
  3. deanp920

    deanp920 Guest

    Hi Marik,

    I've got some 'Ultra-Phones' from gk-music.com

    A little over $200.

    Basically heavy-duty Peltor ear muffs with Sony elements. They are bright, but offer 29db of isolation.

    They get used quite a bit in my studio, with no complaints.


    How are the K&K mic pre's coming along?
  4. noit

    noit Guest

    I have Sennheiser 280 pro that work well
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Distinguished Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
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    ditto for the 280's- they work real well- so good that I don't like them (its just dead silent in there!) but it stop the problem I had with the phones leaking into the tracks so I use them all the times now for tracking- for listening I prefer sonys, akg's
  6. robchittum

    robchittum Guest

    Great Isolation phones

    You might consider some Etymotic ER-4S "in the ear' phones. You can't get better isolation or sound quality in my opinion. I have a pair and they are VERY handy. You can sometimes find them on ebay for less than $200, but will pay around $225 if you shop around on the net. The sound quality is superb.


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