Tracking Headphones

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Tracking Headphones

Post by Recording Engineer » Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:03 pm

I need a new pair of tracking headphones with importance in the following order:

Isolation (sound bleeding OUT of the headphones)
Quality
Comfort
Fatigue
Price

Looking at Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, Ultrasone (model?), and Bose QuietComfort 2.

Any others to consider?

What's your vote?

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by Dr. Sausage » Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:57 pm

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro

I have them. I love them. The Isolation on these suckers is amazing and the sound is good as well. I like big headphones so the bulkiness feels comfortable to me.

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by Noah » Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:19 am

I use MoreMe headphones, 20 bucks and they do the job. They sound like shit but hey, they work for me.

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by slowblue » Sat Dec 25, 2004 5:53 pm

I use the Audio Technica ATH-40 when tracking, kind of trebly but they cut through well when tracking in loud situations, phones sit tight on the head and swivel as well, I got mine for around 60.

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by joelpatterson » Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:08 pm

I'm a Sony 7506 guy. Not the super greatest for isolation/bleed, but very accurate and reliable. Never on sale, tho, always $99 whereever you look. Bastards.
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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by Metastaseist » Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:46 pm

I have a pair of Ultraphones and love them. If they weren't $220 a pair I'd buy 10 of them.

See also:
Drumphones
Superphones

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by toothpastefordinner » Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:41 am

I really like the Direct Sound "extreme isolation" headphones - they do not sound as good as my 7506s, but they sure as hell isolate. Probably about 20-25dB in most cases, which makes it entirely possible to play drums without destroying your hearing by cranking the headphones up to an unreasonable level.

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Re: Tracking Headphones

Post by toothpastefordinner » Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:54 am

oops here's the link:

http://www.extremeheadphones.com/

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