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Having faced this issue some times, the best reccomendation i can give you is first of all, listen to your recordings in various systems, the more, the best, because if you want the world to listen to it, you can never test every system in the world, so, try as many as you can and try to balance for the best in all the systems. Particularly, one of the best ...


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For use with a piano I don't think it's particularly necessary to have good headphones. You want ones that can handle a good range of volume without the clarity being greatly affected, so you'd best avoid tinny little earbuds, but other than that you should be OK. One possible exception is if you're playing pieces that go extremely low on the keyboard; A0 ...


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Jam Hub is your saviour !It's an all in one piece of gear with inputs,mixer and headphone facility to do exactly what you need.With a different mix for each member, if needed.


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What I would suggest is to use an Apogee Jam to plug the guitar into the laptop, where it can then use Amplitube to model the sound of a guitar. Then just play a backing track on the laptop, and listen with headphones. There are some disadvantages to this approach but it has been fairly convenient and produces a reasonably good result. You can also ...


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Just mixing with headphones as recommended in a comment, is a bit risky, since the sound differs quite a lot from what you get with a couple of speakers. Some kind of monitors are definitely recommended. A good pair of monitors is obviously preferable, but the important thing is to know your monitors well. If you have a pair of imperfect monitors, but you ...


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First, I would try to find a pair of headphones with detachable cables. Second, the best headphone cables I have found are the VMODA replacement cables for the Crossfade series (you can order them off of the VMODA website). I don't care for their headphones, but their cables are excellent. They are covered in braided fabric and designed to withstand quite ...


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It's most likely, with equipment made later than 1990 (and that's being pessimistic), that it doesn't matter at all. If you really want to be cautious, just take care with power amps connected to big loudspeakers. Turn these on last, but before beginning to play music. Turn the volume down to start, then bring it up to the level you need. This protects the ...


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You are looking for a headphone amplifier. Many models have more than a single stereo output. Professional models often have more than one output (channeL) in the same module, and sometimes allow you to either feed the same signal to all the channels or have a separate signal for every channel (as you would do with a mixer that supports auxiliary outputs). ...


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If you have a "line-in" input on your laptop, I have three suggestions: The quick and dirty one is to get a cheap adapter jack, connect your guitar to your laptop through the line-in input and use one of the zillions of free or commercial amp simulators on your computer. Unfortunately this will not give you good tone, because the guitar output is not ...


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You may want to consider the distinction between open backed and closed backed headphones. Open backed are usually considered to give better sound quality, and better bass response, but won't block any noise in the environment, and allow bleed-through if you end up recording via a microphone. Also, the fact that they allow air flow can make them more ...


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You definitely want different sets for different situations. For playing live, you first want something with very good isolation. Then, depending on how and why you use them, you want to think about things like how easy and fast is to put them on/off, how easy is to move around with them, and their frequency response. You might not want them to be as ...


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Recording studios used to have (not sure if they still do) a set of 'ordinary' speakers to play back final mixes through. They were the sort that Mr. Average would have in his front room.Hi-fi, but not state of the art, just a fair sound. A bit like i-pods produce now.The eq. would be set flat. If your speakers already produce lots of bass, I can't ...


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An effective way to have noise-isolating headphones is to use earphones under industrial muffs. You don't specify whether they are to stop others hearing what you're listening to, or to stop extraneous noise getting to your ears, but this will work either way.Obviously, full size headphones won't do it, but smaller, good quality in-ear phones will. The ...


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This is what the impedance spec refers to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_impedance It's nothing to do with sound isolation. I doubt there is any spec that can accurately represent the level of sound isolation. This is because the level of isolation is almost entirely dependent on the fit; How well they fit to your particular head shape and the ...


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Down your back, inside your shirt. Tie it round your belt to preserve the necessary spare cable. Extender as required for overall length, couple of quid from Maplin's etc.


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re charles' comment, i would always treat headphones the same as other speakers - they are speakers - and leave them til the end when starting up. the jack won't wear out. and if you're not careful you could blow your ears out if your headphones are on when you turn on the amp/source/etc. (so don't put the headphones on until everything is running and turned ...


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Everyone so far has offered software solutions but as I read it you want to practice using your amp and effects pedals rather than substitute with an software based amp sim so I would suggest getting a cab emulator such as the Two Notes Torpedo CAB and run a line out from your amp bypassing the amps internal speaker, use the cab simulator to emulate your own ...


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As the other answers show, there are various ways of combining multiple devices to meet your needs. However, Tascam have a line of great stand alone devices for your purpose. I have the CD GT2 and have found it indispensable, it is without a doubt the best music related purchase I've ever made in terms of improving my skill level. ...


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There are quite a lot of products available which take guitar signal and an aux signal, and combine them into a headphone. Here's some photos of some - one cheap, the other more upmarket. I googled "pocket practice amp aux". With these one, you would plug the large input jack into your guitar. You would connect an MP3 player (or whatever) into the 3.5mm ...


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I have had this exact problem myself. Here's what I've done, whcih seemed to work : 1) Buy a pair of "best you can afford" monitors. You need something decent to be able to hear the detail of what you're doing. Which ones? Depends on your budget and maybe the kind fo thing you're recording. 2) Buy a pair of crap speakers. I use cheap computer speakers, ...


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I see two options here: Buy headphones with a manufacturer's warranty. If you spend enough, you can get a lifetime warranty. If the cable breaks, send them to the manufacturer for a replacement. Some manufacturers will give a discount on an exchange even after the warranty has expired. Or, spend less on headphones, and the first time the cable breaks, use ...



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