## Any advice of getting budget headphones for guitar practicing? (non on-ear\over the ear)

anti_phase
KVRist

85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015, from Russia, Moscow
Im not sure if its the right forum... Recently my situation kinda changed, now I play electric guitar only at night and I need some headphones easy to handle for hours. I have Senheiser HD 203 and they arent comfy enough for that task plus they boost higher freqs, sounds not good. Same goes with my street armature in-ear headphones.
So I think getting smth really light, maybe Clip-On Headphones or another In-ear ones that would sound Ok for electric guitar ( heavy distorted tones mostly) and easy to wear
Just want to know if someone uses such type of headphones and what models the one might recommend
glokraw
KVRAF

6431 posts since 6 Oct, 2004
The jack on a modeling amp?
Your daw line-out? If it's a modeling amp,
verify if it has a cab-sim on the headphone/line-out,
which is likely a 1/8" combo jack, unless you have
higher-end gear. You might even want a headphone amp
with an equalizer, which might make over-ear choices
more tolerable. I can't think of many better ways
to destroy you hearing, than hours of in-ear distortion.
Better to build a practice booth, move, take a second job if needed,
than to turn your eardrums into mashed potatoes

I use some loose fitting MG900 headphones,
for Fender Mustang amps, not anywhere near audiophile
as headphones go, but they've held up very well
in a somewhat hostile environment, and comfortable enough
for some long sessions. Some name-brands bit the dust
in the early goings.
Cheers
anti_phase
KVRist

85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015, from Russia, Moscow
Hi, thanks for input!
When I need guitar practicing there are 2 scenarios:
1) PC with audio Interface and full chain emulation
2) Some hardware devices (preamp and standalone cabsim with Aux in and out). Thats actually my primary option. No latency, pure analog.

Yeah, now I can see the idea of using in-ear headphones for this task is a bit silly. Practice booth is cool but still I was recommended to practice with metronome via headphones exclusively for the maximum precision. So whether I get 10 jobs I would still need smth Kinda frustrated that hi-quality headphones are on\over ear only. Will have a look at MG900, thanks for suggestions!
BertKoor
KVRAF

10555 posts since 8 Mar, 2005, from Utrecht, Holland
For headphones I always recommend to go to a real shop and test yourself what fits comfortably.

NB: the manual of my Koch Loadbox recommends the cheapest walkman-style phones for using with guitar amps (lots of midrange, lesser highs) Maybe just try some different MP3-player / phone earbuds you'd throw away otherwise because they aren't hifi.
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anti_phase
KVRist

85 posts since 1 Aug, 2015, from Russia, Moscow
That`s exactly what I assumed, midrange is the only needed for guitar, thanks! I already bought some unexpensive clip-on headphones today as my street headphones broke during walking, will try it soon with guitar.
Also like your signature! Cheers from 8472

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