I've been drumming for a few years in my spare time for fun, and I've recently got issues with my ears.(I'm not playing live)
Although I've always been drumming with some sort of protection, I feel like I've never got it to work properly. I usually can get the drums volume lowered, but the cymbals still seem to go through.
Here's the main things I tried:
- Vicfirth headphones(one side stopped working, and it always seemed like I couldn't ear much of the audio(drums were too loud)
- In-ear headphones with the broken vic firth headphones on top(so I could avoid maxing the volume), pretty much the same issues as the setup above.
- Using ear plugs and putting headphones on top of them. They aren't custom-molded ear plugs so I always feel like there's one that isolates less than the other.
I'm wondering if custom molded IEMs could be worth it? Or is there anything else I should look into ?