Headphones (cans) in the Studio

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Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by Neo Bri » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 am

Hey frands.

I do a reasonable amount of studio work where I need to wear headphones. Here are the problems:

The phones clank against my horn (especially if I'm playing bass)
Too bulky

If I try earbuds, which are obviously not in the way, I can't wear one of my ears half-way, if that makes sense. I need some sound from the can and some from the section.

Ideally, I'd like a very low-profile set of good headphones for this application. Bear in mind, they really do need to be low-profile. The angle at which I play my horn makes this very necessary.
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by tbonedude » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:37 pm

You need something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-DT- ... amic+DT252

I've seen them much cheaper then this set, but single-ear headsets like this are popular for brass and string players in the studio.
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by JLivi » Thu May 10, 2018 4:29 pm

I know this post is kind of old, but you should look into in-ear monitors (IEMs). If price is an issue, then you an get the single driver IEMs. I haven't heard anyone talk badly about them, but if you're pretentious about your sound, then you can look in the dual and triple driver IEMs.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... ones-clear

SE 215 (single)
SE 425 (dual)
SE 535 (triple)

On a side note, I also bought a decent pair of Audio Technica Studio Monitors Headphones for my home studio. And I use my IEMs for live stuff.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... headphones

If you bought something already, I'm curious to know what you ended up with.
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by ddickerson » Fri May 11, 2018 6:20 am

I always use just one earbud in my right ear, and keep the other ear open.
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by kenkugler » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:07 am

Stanton DJ Pro 300 - single sided phones. $39.99 at Sam Ash not the greatest fidelity but very usable.

https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... gLEXPD_BwE
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by Doug Elliott » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:39 am

I use earbuds with both not all the way in. Usually with the right one almost falling out so I can hear more acoustically, and the left one almost sealing so it has more low end.
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Re: Headphones (cans) in the Studio

Post by TheBoneRanger » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm

kenkugler wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:07 am
Stanton DJ Pro 300 - single sided phones. $39.99 at Sam Ash not the greatest fidelity but very usable.
I've been trying to locate some of these for over a year. Out of stock everywhere. Likely long discontinued...

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