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Stereo Headphones for an Electronic Drum Kit?

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My neighbors cant handle my skills in drumming with all that noise and so i cant use amp anymore. And so i come to headphones, stereo headphones (that have 1/4" power plug preferably according to the user manual).

Ok budget is $150. If you REALLY think i should spend more I'l listen.

 

Any recommendations please? (can it also be a decent gaming headphone/headset or is the two just isn't compatible?)

Edited by geekytalon

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Open air is the only way you'll get good kick.

 

also biggest cans you can get the better.

 

For something as 'low fi' as drums, i'd be looking at some huge sennheiser cans. they're cheap and their open ones handle bass EXTREMELY well. also do snares fantastically.

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Open air is the only way you'll get good kick.

 

also biggest cans you can get the better.

 

For something as 'low fi' as drums, i'd be looking at some huge sennheiser cans. they're cheap and their open ones handle bass EXTREMELY well. also do snares fantastically.

Thanks all the input, hear great things about seinhesier but please forgive my retardness when i ask whats open air? Edited by geekytalon

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These are open.......

 

http://www.sennheiser.com.au/au/home_en.ns...adphones_500095

 

Which means a bit of sound will get out and a bit will get in.

 

These are closed.........

 

http://www.sennheiser.com.au/au/home_en.ns...adphones_004974

 

Which means that no sound should enter or escape from them. (a bit does in the real world)

 

Open backed gives a more natural and truer sound than closed but they both have their uses.

 

On drums, especially electronic, I would use open.

If recording vocals, you want the least amount of noise possible, so you use closed.

DJ's typically used closed when queuing, to block out the outside noise, for example.

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also dont worry about the sound 'gettign out' with opens.

 

You'll hear them inside the same room if its quiet enough, but you wont hear it a house\apartment over or even the next room.

 

Anything sennheiser which isnt a sealed can (it says on the box open or closed), and the largest size you can get to represent the bass well.

 

You wont be doing too much high pitch stuff on the drums :P cymbal clash may suffer SLIGHTLY, but I doubt you'll notice it.

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Hey another thought is there headphones that are decent enough for being a gaming headset and for drums. I have this really bad benq 7 year old pair of cans with my computer and i would really like some some better gangster audio without the speakers.

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How aboub just turning the volume down on your amp, or using some speakers closer to your ears so you can use less volume but still hear clearly? You could easily get some little speakers and mount them on the rack.

 

I don't know how the fuck my neighbours put up with my volume without complaining when I was a kid, lol. I don't know why I needed to play so loud either. My current abode has a soundproofed piano room, can practice as late as I like.

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Whatever you get for drums can be used on the computer..............do you need a mic on them?

So.. Sound quality doesn't matter that much does it? Review says otherwise like on CNet and places. Isn't the headphone jack bigger than the standard earphone one on the computer? Sorry i dont know these things, all i know is that the headphone jack needs to be a bigger one than the jack we use on our iPod.

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Gaming headsets are usually pretty shit, so the headphones we are talking about will be a great improvement on them.

 

As for the connection, some are supplied with an adapter, otherwise you can get one from Jaycar or Dick Smith.

 

This way http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;SUBCATID=597

 

Or that way http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;SUBCATID=597

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Gaming headsets are usually pretty shit, so the headphones we are talking about will be a great improvement on them.

 

As for the connection, some are supplied with an adapter, otherwise you can get one from Jaycar or Dick Smith.

 

This way http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;SUBCATID=597

 

Or that way http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?I...mp;SUBCATID=597

Brilliant! Thanx again! XD good stuff mate.

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They are all closed units.

 

What area do you live in?

dammit cant believe i missed that. NSW, Sydney, Edited by geekytalon

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