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  • Price range for decent/good in ear monitors for rehearsals

    Hello,
    I play in a metal band with 2 singers, 2 guitars, 1 bass, 1 drummer + backing track (we play on click).
    We've been rehearsing for some time in a ridiculously tiny garage and altrough we don't play that loud, it's pretty much impossible to hear anything in there. We're thinking about playing with headphones. The thing is, can't all spend that much on them. Some of us are still students, other have been out of job for years. The drummer already has a fine pair. What would be the minimal price for decent headphones that would make able to work until every one can afford better stuff ? I've seen the Shure SE215-CL but couldn't really find any review of them. And what would be a good choice for someone who can spend a reasonable amount of money on them ?

    Thanks
    Gear :

    Gibson LP Standard
    Fender Stratocaster US
    Jackson King V2
    Schecter Blackjack C7

    Marshall Jvm205C
    Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100w head
    Framus fr212CB

  • #2
    Does jam hub make one big enough?

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    • #3
      Hello,
      We don't a mixing system, all our instruments already pass trough a mixing table, we'll symply add headphones amp to get more outputs, i simply need the monitors
      Gear :

      Gibson LP Standard
      Fender Stratocaster US
      Jackson King V2
      Schecter Blackjack C7

      Marshall Jvm205C
      Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100w head
      Framus fr212CB

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      • #4
        why not just use a headphone amp and 'phones?
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        • #5
          Audio-Technica ATH-M50s are my go-to 'phones for everything.
          Sennheiser HD280 are also great.

          Both are under $200

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          • #6
            I've been quite pleased with these, especially considering the price.
            Eschew Obfuscation.

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            • #7
              This is for live rehearsing with a drummer, we need noise protection.
              Gear :

              Gibson LP Standard
              Fender Stratocaster US
              Jackson King V2
              Schecter Blackjack C7

              Marshall Jvm205C
              Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100w head
              Framus fr212CB

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              • #8
                Audio-Technica ATH-M50s are my go-to 'phones for everything.


                Me too. Replaced my SONY 7506 and never looked back.....

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                • #9
                  This is for live rehearsing with a drummer, we need noise protection.

                  I did the headphone-only rehearsal thing for a bit. I used the AT M50s, they worked great.

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                  • #10
                    I do own a pair of m50 for home studio and they are great but it definitly wouldn't be usuable for rehearsing, especially considering the small room size.
                    Gear :

                    Gibson LP Standard
                    Fender Stratocaster US
                    Jackson King V2
                    Schecter Blackjack C7

                    Marshall Jvm205C
                    Hughes and Kettner Switchblade 100w head
                    Framus fr212CB

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                    • #11
                      I do own a pair of m50 for home studio and they are great but it definitly wouldn't be usuable for rehearsing, especially considering the small room size.

                      In-ear buds aren't much better unless you spend a lot of money on custom molded ones. I'd suggest you try the m50s at your rehearsal and see how they work; you'll find that you don't need a ton of isolation, because I was in exactly the same boat.

                      That is, of course, unless you're hell-bent on spending money that you don't need to spend.

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