Good Headphones for recording drummers

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by aswen001, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. aswen001

    aswen001 Guest

    What is the recommened headphones for drummers to wear so they can still hear the track while playing the drums.
  2. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
  3. tallrd

    tallrd Active Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    Madison, WI
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    I'm a drummer and have tracked a ton with the Sennheiser HD280's. I love them and they isolate really well.
  4. aswen001

    aswen001 Guest

    cool deal, any other suggestions especially from drummers? I see those cheap vic firth ones everywhere, are they any good?
  5. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    $ .02

    the real trick is to get "closed back" modells to minimize bleed through...
  6. Cresta

    Cresta Active Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    I am a drummer, and use a raw solution: you break two good headphones, keep the audiopad and put it inside a Peltor pair of hearing protectors, it works damn good ;)
  7. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    Definitely buy the Senn. HD280s suggested above. They isolate well and sound great. The Direct Sound Extreme Isolation headphones isolate very well, but sound pretty crappy compared to the HD280's. I use the Direct Sound headphones for playing along to cds but I always use the HD280s for tracking.

  8. Robak

    Robak Active Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    I've used HD280pro for about 3 years in my studio. They isolate very well, they are loud and bright. Drummers love them. Unfortunately they are very fragile. I think it's a shame that so well designed studio headphones are made of so fragile plastic. My set will probably break in a few months and I doubt I would buy the same model again, cos I want headphones that will last for 10 years not 4. But if I were to buy them only for me (not clients) I would do so.
  9. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    There's always Harvey's good old "MoreMe's"
    at $30 a pair it doesn't hurt when they break
  10. I'm a drummer and have my own recording set up for me and my band, and i just have a pair of akg k44's, they work pretty good for me, plus they're pretty cheap.
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