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isolation for drumming

post #1 of 9
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hey guys. i only have a pair of skullcandy ink'd and altec lansing backbeat titaniums. i was going to buy a set of closed cans, but people have been saying the best for isolation for drumming are iems. i was just wondering if you guys think any of these phones would do any better at isolation and sound quality than the backbeats that i already have.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-MK-II-Earbuds-Carrying/dp/B001EZYMF4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1315716517&sr=8-2

cx 300 II

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003YKG2W8

ultimate ears 350

 

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=MDRXB40EX

sony extra bass  MDR-XB40EX

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002FB7IX4/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001V9LPT4&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QE3JNAZ2A09BDTKJSQ0

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Image-Noise-Isolating-Galaxy-Green/dp/B0044TVYWG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1315716828&sr=1-1

klipsch image s2 or s3

 

http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Earbuds-Headphones-Travel-Obsidian/dp/B0011TS8LM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315716898&sr=8-1

jubds j4

 

http://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-Metal-Jacket-Headphones-Yellow/dp/B002JODVLU/ref=sr_1_15?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1315717021&sr=1-15

skullcandy full metal jacket

 

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAFXC80-Black-Carbon-Headphones/dp/B003AIL2HY

jvc black series

 

and if not what do you guys reccommend around the same price? do you think cans would be a better choice for quality and isolation or iems? thanks!

 

 

 


Edited by bmeat - 9/10/11 at 10:00pm
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

anyone?

post #3 of 9

PM Windsor. He's a professional drummer and is sure to have some advice.

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

ok thanks. anyone else with any experience with the phones listed above?

post #5 of 9

I'm a pro musician, and gig playing drums at least a couple of times a month.

I've used Sennheiser CX300, UE Super Fi 5, UE700, and various cans including Sennheiser 280PRO.

I would say that isolation was very poor with CX30, and UE700. 

 

It's slightly better with UE super fi 5 and the cans. The other important thing is comfort - the wire from full size headphones comes down the side usually, and it's a pain, getting caught in one arm all the time. IEMs, with wire going down my back are more comfortable.

 

Also, with cans, they tend to shift with movement, IEM's are a bit better at staying in place. With IEM's, I don't feel like I'm wearing something extra. Cans always feel bulky and a bit silly.

 

If you take drumming seriously, I would recommend custom IEMs - the best isolation and comfort.  

post #6 of 9
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thanks for sharing the knowledge! i actually just baught a drum kit for my bday, so i dont have much money to spend on headphones. i hear what youre saying about the wire and the weight of the phones, and some kid swore in another post that i iems would always give me better isolation than cans, which i doubted. appreciate all the help, but i dont have money for custom anythings

post #7 of 9

Sorry for my zero contribution to this thread but I thought the title said " Isolation for dummies ". tongue_smile.gif

post #8 of 9

My son is a drummer (+ I'm a long-time musician), and I would probably lean you toward the Etymotic stuff -- MC5 (cheaper), HF5 (more expensive, better sound) or the ER4 Series (best).  With the triple-flange ear tips, the isolation is wonderful!  I've also used them as in-ear monitors for some on-stage show stuff, and they worked well.

post #9 of 9

Get some shure's like the SE215s 

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