Studio headphones

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  1. stekks

    stekks Member

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    Can somebody suggest me some good 'soundproof' studio headphones so I can record my cranked vintage amps and still hear the backing tracks?

    Thanks.
     
  2. straticus

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    I'm not sure any head phones are going to completely isolate you from a cranked amp that's in the same room as you but I bought my Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's for just that reason and they do a very good job. The best I've come across anyway.

    Not to mention, they sound fantastic!

    BC :)
     
  3. MichaelK

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    A lot of people are touting the Sennheisers and I have no reason to doubt them, but I use Fostex T-50s because I know them and I hear exactly what I need to hear. They're about $100. Most studios I frequent use T-20s which are slightly cheaper but IMO not as true. T-50s also don't leak sound, while T-20s leak a little bit.
     
  4. LSchefman

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    There is a company that mods the kind of protective headphones people who work around jet aircraft wear, to reproduce audio. I once saw it on the web, but I don't remember where.

    I don't know of any other closed headphone that will seal out the noise of a cranked amp. The drummer I most often hire in my studio uses a combination of earplugs and very loudly cranked headphones. Sounds weird, but it works for him.
     
  5. Ken

    Ken Member

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    What about the Ultrasone HFI.650 ?

    Any comments on these??
     
  6. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I think EQ mag did a review of the Ultrasones a while back.

    I noticed better mixes when I started using Senn K271 phones, not because they sound better, but they translate very well to the monitors I'm using. Their isolation is pretty good. I regularly record guitar amps (5 to 100 watts) with the K271 in a one room studio.
     
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    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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  8. EVT

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    I like the Sennheiser HD 280 too....
    :)
    evt
     
  9. MichaelK

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    How about just miking the speaker cab in a different room from where you're sitting?
     
  10. GaryNattrass

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    Sony 7506 is what I use and I find them great for protecting me from my drum kit!
     
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    Ditto on the Sony 7506.
     

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