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- Oct 19, 2009
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No argument from me. I rarely gig these days and when I do it's trio restaurant stuff. If I were playing more? The custom made are the way to go.
As someone with pretty moderate hearing loss they will also have a huge massive impact on how you hear people speak in a regular setting or listening to the TV - watching tv and reading subtitles is an art form. lolWe spend big $ chasing down our ideal drums and cymbals, but your earplugs have a massive impact on what you actually hear behind the kit.
Thanks. I'm currently using some very good Peltor muffs and only practicing at home. They actually make the toms sound great but I don't think I'd hear the rest of the band if it I used them for that.PaulD - full on earphones are much quieter than ear plugs (unless they’re custom).
I’ve used Vic Firth headphones for a long time. The downside to the headphones is that they block everything. With most earplugs you can still hear the music and the sounds of your kit.
I’m sorry to hear about your tinnitus. My ears ring most of the time but I brought it on myself!
What kind are these/wo makes these?At rock shows nowadays, you may see people wearing new-fangled over-the-ear headphone looking things that are used at rifle ranges. They have noise reduction, block the loudest songs and allow you dial in conversational sounds or music as loud as quiet as you prefer.