Questions tagged [headphones]

Headphones are a pair of small loudspeakers that are designed to be held in place close to a user's ears.

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What kind of headphones should be used with a digital piano?

I just bought my first digital piano (a Yamaha CLP-430) and am now looking for good headphones. Are there any particular features that should look for given the intended usage?
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Solution for guitar play with backing track

I'm a guitar player, and I basically want to practice playing my electric guitar and pedal effects along a backing track or an actual song I wanna play along with. This is how I usually do this: ...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

I'd like to get together with a bunch of friends at home, and be able to practice without paying for a studio, and without the neighbors kicking me out of my house... I'm thinking of some sort of ...
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Headphones for musicians

What should a musician look for when buying a pair of headphones? Is there any “standard equipment” I should be aware of that practically everyone uses? Are headphones a general purpose tool, or do ...
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Why is the reverb effect so much more pronounced on headphones?

I've recently been forced to go back to playing on headphones instead on a proper amp. I use a digital guitar processor for that, which also sometimes gets hooked into my FX loop. I have some presets ...
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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

Studio monitors are expensive. Excellent quality headphones are cheap. When I look at how people listen to music, it's almost always on earphones, headphones or cheap small speakers. Are studio ...
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What should i turn on/off first? turntables, mixer, headphones, audio interface

it will be a newbie question, but I'm not sure if do it correctly. I usually turn on my equipment in the following order: turntables first, then turn on a mixer and then connect my headphones. I shut ...
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How to monitor a song with a low budget

I'm working a lot with home recording but the loudspeakers of my computer are a bit old, so I might get new ones. The problem I frequently had while recording was, that my speakers had a very full ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

I want to plug my electric guitar into my PC for practising. There are two goals, I want to reach: I want to practise at home over headphones, so that my neighbours are not freaking out, because of ...
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What is the difference in sound quality between high and low impedance 'headphones'?

I want to record and mix music and I have been looking at some equipment, one of which is the DT 770 PRO headphones. However, this headphone is available in varying levels of impedance, namely 32 ohms,...
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How would earplugs change the performance of headphones?

I use earplugs to prevent outer noise when using headphones and noticed that it changes the music I hear. But how does it change the performance and why?
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Connect PC and headphones to digital piano

It has become my hobby to write my own piano arrangements for songs I like, but due to my furniture arrangement, I couldn't connect my digital piano to my PC - until now. Now I'd like to have just ...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

I have an electric bass guitar at home and I would like to learn how to play it. I do have some knowledge in playing the guitar and I own a nice acoustic guitar, which can be amplified but does not ...
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What technical spec should I look for in noise isolating headphones?

I am looking to buy some noise isolating (not noise cancelling) headphones, but I am very confused right now. Initially I thought that impedance was a good measure of the capacity for a pair of ...
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Could I use "normal" headphones with an electronic drum?

I have recently purchased a Roland TD-4KP drum kit (that did not arrive yet), and I am wondering if it is possible to use my current headphone (a Sony WH-1000XM2) to play the drum, or is it required ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

I'm trying to amplify the headphones output of my laptop as the volume is too low during calls and such. The laptop has a combined TRRS female 3.5 jack output. I've used a splitter to split that into ...
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how to use a headphone with a D.I. output?

I have a fishman loundbox mini amp but it doesn't have a headphones output and only has a mic level D.I. output. I'm happy with the amp but would like to monitor my singing and guitar. What should I ...
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Active noise cancellation effects on hearing

Would active noise cancellation increase or reduce the damage to ears? For example, in a hypothetical system with a constant level of external noise, would wearing noise-cancelling headphones increase ...
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How to mix guitar and other source(laptop, mp3 player) into headphones?

This might get asked a lot but I find it difficult to search for an up-to-date answer and one that does not suggest using a laptop or something like a pod with digital amp modeling. Basically I want ...
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Headphones impedance for bass guitar combo/DI box

I used to practice my bass through my pair of old - trusty - worn Grado SR80 headphones which sound amazing, but they are 8 years old already and seem to have a blown dynamic (buzzing on low ...
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Amplifier set-up for electric bass if I will pretty much only use headphones [closed]

I recently moved into an apartment, and gave my old amps to a family member. The apartment has thin walls, so I will almost always be wearing headphones while practicing. I mainly play bass, but may ...
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Why does some music sound different on speakers and headphones

Please pardon if the question seems too common or basic but I don't know much about music.... I was listening to an instrumental theme with headphones in which I could understand (although barely) ...
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Preventing headphone cord from tangling while drumming

I have a V-Drum kit with a pair of headphones I'm pretty satisfied with. However, since the audio jack is on the left side of the kit, the cord keeps interfering with my hands when I play. Is there ...
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How can I use metronome and digital piano through one set of headphones

I have Casio CDP 120 digital piano it has one output socket for the headphones, USB cable and socket for Pedal. I want to use the metronome and play the piano through one set of headphones for late ...
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Wireless earphones suitable for playing? (low latency)

I bought a bluetooth earphone but it got ~1 sec delay which is annoying all the time except when listening to music. What wireless technologies do you recommend instead of bluetooth? (which can be ...
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Is it better to turn volume regulators to mute for unused headphone amplifier channels?

I am using headphone amplifier ART Headamp 4. It has four output channels (could support four independent headsets at time) but we only need two. Each channel has separate volume regulator and ...
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Listening to 2 guitar amps simultaneously

I want to listen to two amps at the same time through earphones( so as to not upset my neighbours). I already have a signal splitter between the guitar and the amps but am looking to plug my earphones ...
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Using Dynamic Microphone on Laptop for Quality Calls and Guitar Song Recordings

I am planning on buying a dynamic Mic for professional online calls. I know that I could easily go with a headset for this. But as someone who always takes future into account, I want to buy a mic ...
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What guitar setup to use to record on phone [closed]

I have been playing guitar for a while now and I admit that I have been neglecting learning about the hardware. But now I would like to start recording what I play and preferably what I sing as well. ...
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Setup for online piano lesson: how can I attend to my lesson and listen to my piano (live) and my teacher (online), on my headphones? [duplicate]

In the current situation, I guess many of us will take lessons online. I usually play with headphones, so I don't disturb others around with repeating passages and/or noisy exercises. For that reason, ...
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Scarlett Solo Gen 3 headphone out noise

As the title suggests, I've recently bought a Scarlett Solo Gen 3 as an interface for a podmic and decided to use the built-in dac to drive a pair of 8-ohm final audio heaphones I use. The issue is ...
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Do I need a DAC if I already have good audio in my motherboard? [closed]

Motherboard : ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Audio ROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking SupremeFX Shielding Technology ...
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Headphone ANC wired support? [closed]

I'm looking wired noise cancelling headphones. I do not want bluetooth models as they are hindered by their latency. I however found none. If there are no wired headphones that support ANC, why is ...
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Using PC and e-piano as audio input for headset while still using built-in microphone

I want to use my PC and my piano as audio sources but I still want to be able to use my built-in microphone for voice-chat as an example on the pc. Now, since I have very little knowledge, to prevent ...
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Combine bass guitar and PC audio into Bluetooth headphones

I want to play my bass guitar along to YouTube videos on my Windows 7 PC and hear the combined mix via my Bluetooth headphones. I have two problems. I have tried a tiny USB Bluetooth adapter, it works ...
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When a drummer wears headphones, what is he listening to?

I recently watched a recording of Jean Michel Jarre's Twelve Dreams of the Sun concert and noticed that his drummer seems to rhythmically move to a beat not audible to the audience, e.g. as 11:10. You ...
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electric guitar, no noise for family

I played some electric and bass guitar in high school (15 years ago) I am now looking to learn how to play again, so my question is; is there a way to play without annoying the family? As in, can I ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I have Fender Champion 20 amp. I want to connect amp to the beats studio headset. I found Bluetooth Aux Kit. Is it enough? If not what do you suggest. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Can I use headphones with tube guitar amplifier without headphone jack?

Newbie here (no electrical knowledge). Question: For a 15 watts tube amplifier without a headphones output, is it safe to use the external speaker out jack to plug it to headphones, mixer or USB ...
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Hear Yamaha P45 with headphones connected to a computer

I've seen posts about recording with a computer, don't know much about music so i prefered asking the question myself. Can i plug a P45 to my computer, and then use headphones (connected to the ...
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Guitar options for beginners to learn [duplicate]

I would like to learn to play guitar and I am reviewing the choice of being an autodidact but I want to know the path of the very beginner, to know the type of guitar I should get to start learning, ...
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Why does music sound slightly sharper when played through headphones?

Why does my music appear to very slightly rise in pitch when I switch from computer speakers to computer headphones (cheap foam, mic boom integrated)? Ideas: Might this be due to a pressure change ...
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Guitar and voice practise under moderate noise constraints

Just wondering if there is any other way to listen to my own voice and my guitar through the headphones other than a mixer and a microphones. I live in a small apartment and want to practise quietly. ...
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How to monitor multiple instruments via headphones?

I'm relatively new to the technological side of music. My guitar amp has a speaker cable output, as does my keyboard. I would like to be able to plug both of those, and also a microphone into a device ...
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Listening, mixing, and understanding on multiple playback devices?

A common question that people ask me when I begin mixing their music (I mainly deal with drumsets), is something like, "Where will you mix my music? Will you use more than one device to listen?" Now, ...
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Trying to get sound from two amps through two headphones

I've got a guitar and a bass with separate amps. I want to be able to get sound from both amps into two pairs of headphones. But I can't even get the sound from one amp into two headphones. When I ...
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Playing both the pc sound and mic playback through headphones

I have downloaded this marvelous program called "Effectogram" in order to easily and rapidly (performance-wise) control: microphone input volume microphone output volume playback reverberation ...
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(not equipment recommendation)Will Sennheiser HD1 wireless Bluetooth headphone be better sounding wired? [closed]

I HAVE a Sennheiser HD1 wireless Bluetooth headphone. NOT A GEAR RECOMMENDATION. I ALREADY OWE THIS DEVICE. I AM NOT ASKING IF THIS HEADPHONE IS RECOMMENDED. JUST ASKING ABOUT HEADPHONE FUNCTIONALITY ...
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XLR to headphone “jack”? [closed]

I want to practice performing at home. Shure X2U offers this little attachment that enables headphone monitoring that goes anywhere with the microphone itself, instead of being always tied near the ...
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Are these legit FLAC music files? [closed]

I'm new to HiFi music and I'd like to experience the full potential of my new headphones. I've heard that FLAC files of ~900kpbs bitrate are the best and that their sizes are ridiculously huge, I;ve ...