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Old 05-07-2017, 06:50 PM
DionneDrummer DionneDrummer is offline
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Default Practice headphone recommendations

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to replace my Realistic headphones that I have been using since the 80s.

Any recommendations on ones that will block out the sound of the drums & cymbals so I don't have to crank my music up loud?

1960s Ralston (Star) set in Red Agate Pearl 12/12/16/20
1961 Ludwig Cocktail Lounge drum 24 x 16 in blue sparkle
1966 Ludwig Hollywoods in Sky Blue Pearl 12/13/16/22
1971 Ludwig Super Classics in Blue Sparkle 13/16/22
1976 Ludwig Vistalites in Blue 13/14/16/22
70s/80s Ludwig orphans in Black Cortex "Bonham" style 14/16/18/20/26 (B/O Badges)

Many snares
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:09 PM
60's Drummer 60's Drummer is offline
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Default Re: Practice headphone recommendations

Vic Firth has cheaper and there are others cheaper - but these are the best but cost it:
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:08 AM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: Practice headphone recommendations

I use the CAD DH100 headphones and I am happy with them...

1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:48 AM
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Default Re: Practice headphone recommendations

I use the Beats only because i was given them by my son. No way would i have bought them for the price they sell for. My son is in the music biz also and these are top class. As mentioned by grantro and others,lots of great headphones on the market.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:28 AM
Vater Vater is offline
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Default Re: Practice headphone recommendations

I typically practice with the Shure E2 in-ear monitors that I use for live gigs. Mine are at least a decade old, so there are likely better ones out there, but they work well.

Edit: the URL link feature seems to be acting stupid. Why does it keep replacing the text I'm trying to make a hyperlink with an Amazon image?

Vintage kits:
1969 Rogers Holiday - black diamond pearl (20/16/13/12)
196x Star (Lyra/Majestic) - blue sparkle pearl (22/14/13) Restoration Project
1987 Pearl KC-3500 - jet black (22/16/13/12)
Not-so-vintage kits:
2007 Hart Dynamics Professional 6.4 e-kit / Roland TDW-20
60s Gretsch 5x14 maple WMP / 68 Ludwig 5x14 Supraphonic / 93 Pearl 3x14 Free Floating brass piccolo / 60s Star (Lyra) 5x14 luan blue sparkle pearl / 87 Pearl 6.5x14 steel

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