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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Tracking Headphones Reply with quote

I'm after a cheap and cheerful set of tracking headphones for recording. Anyone got any recommendations?

Really just after decent isolation with little bleed. Sound quality doesn't have to be amazing. Something like these would be great but as far as I'm aware they're not available in the UK....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just go Maplins & get some cheapo 30 senheinser's or for around 100 a nice pair of Grado's off the interweb
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I think I see the ones you mean in their catalogue. Are they good at the old isolation malarky?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeorgeF wrote:
Cool, I think I see the ones you mean in their catalogue. Are they good at the old isolation malarky?


The Senheisers are, Grados are leaky but brilliant.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, I'll have a look in Senheiser's direction. I'm really after as little leak as possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get some extreme isolation or vic firths, theyre like 30 from thomann.

or these look good:



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Sennheiser 212's -- good bang for the buck and plenty of isolation.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd reccomend these, 25db attenuation and theyre 21!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are you recording? and how loud? pretty much any closed headphones will work if you are recording low volume instruments and have the headphones at a sensible level. if you are recording loud instruments and want to hear through headphones without hearing too much of all the other stuff going on in the room or if you have the headphones loud and are wanting to record something quiet with no spill then you may need something more costly.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheap Sennheiser and a pair of Vic's here. Both are good for under 50$ US.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are Sennheisers and Sennheisers, though.
One of my pet hates is a cable which terminates in a mini-jack without a threaded 1/4" adaptor. The best design is a cable which attaches to a single point and can be replaced if needs be.
Sennheiser HD-465s fit all my criteria, are excellent for tracking, comfortable to wear and can sometimes be had fairly cheap in the UK - I got a pair for my son for 25 for Curry's online shop (though the average price is about 40).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be nothing more than bedroom recording I suppose, that's why I want low bleed. I'm not fussed about anything amazing soundwise. If anything closed back will do the job that'll save me quite a bit of money. Thanks for yez help.
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