Homemade Isolation Headphones Homemade Isolation Headphones Click Here To Download My Top 5 Practice Tools Be sure and leave a comment below! 19 comments on “Homemade Isolation Headphones” Ron Deangelis says: September 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm Hey Steve, Fyi, for speed changer apps for Android, check out videolan VLC. Also available for windows and iMac. Also, Audipo for iOS and android. Reply Stephen says: September 26, 2017 at 3:25 pm Great info to have…thanks Ron! Reply Bob Feldman says: September 26, 2017 at 3:03 pm good tips Reply Kevtron says: September 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm Music Speed Changer is a great free app on Android (not sure if it’s outside the UK), it has a loop function too Reply Anthony Cicero says: September 26, 2017 at 5:08 pm Excellent info! Thank you Stephen, for addressing this! I’ve used the Vic Firth phones for years too! Right speaker finally gave out so i switched to Shure in-ears, cut the cable off the VF phones and just wear them over the top haha I will pass along to my students!! Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:27 am Thanks Anthony…glad you’re gonna share the knowledge! Reply Alvin g says: September 27, 2017 at 1:40 am Thanks Stephen, great advice. After 40 years playing i have significant hearing loss (not enough to stop me playing thankfully) so this really hits home for me. Your hearing is the major tool you use when playing, protect it and it will serve you for many years to came. Cheers. Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:27 am So sorry to hear about the hearing loss…and you’re right…once it’s gone you can’t get it back. Reply Jim Arnold says: September 27, 2017 at 8:24 am Great tip, Stephen! Finding time to practicing drums can be a challenge, basically because of the volume. I had no idea a snare/rimshot is 125db. Freaking loud, is right! About 5 years ago, I bought a Roland V6 electronic kit with mesh heads. The most wonderful invention ever – and takes away the excuses for ” I can’t practice because it’s too loud and don’t want to disturb anyone”. They allow me to play physically like I’m rockin in an arena, with the volume low enough that my spouse can sleep in the other room. The mesh heads have the feel of real drums, and if you get tired of the way the drums sound, you can just select a different kit sound. When I do play my acoustic kit, I wear earplugs designed for musicians. You still hear the fidelity but at a lower volume. Got to do everything you can you protect your hearing! Thanks Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:28 am I’ve used molded ear plugs in the past and they’re honestly my favorite solution. It’s like turning the volume down with no loss of fidelity. Reply Mike says: September 27, 2017 at 10:06 am Great idea Stephen. Thanks for all you do for the drumming community ! Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:28 am You bet Mike! Reply Lonnie says: September 30, 2017 at 9:19 am I have the Vic Firth headphones. Well worth every penny. In fact my bass player bought a set too! Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:29 am They’re fantastic Reply Josh says: September 30, 2017 at 11:44 am Hey Steve I use the jvc isolation and noise cancelling in ear monitors and headphones dies great lowers by about 27 decibels and I don’t have to worry about the over the ears Reply Stephen says: October 2, 2017 at 9:26 am IEM’s are a great alternative if you can afford them Reply dave rieck says: October 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm I use headphones for practice and a pair of BEAT headphones for playing a church. Love them plus we have each our own headphone/ ear bud mixer so we can adjust each instrument or singer individually. I play electronic drums in church but i play in a reunion band with guys from the late 1970’s and a christian band. there I play accoustic with floor monitors Reply Mike says: October 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm This has awakened my perceptions on sound, in relation to what I hear, how I mix my volume in play, and how I perceive what I hear which empowers my reactions. All helps in creation and artistry…many thanks.. Cheers Reply Stephen says: October 9, 2017 at 4:09 pm You bet Mike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me via e-mail if anyone answers my comment.