4 Best Headphones for Electronic Drums

When you buy an electronic drum set it sometimes come with free headphones, so most of the time people feel like their good to go. But when you get to use a good one, you will realize how much difference there is with the sound and all. It’s not that I’m saying that you should buy headphones because the free ones suck, but if you want to hear the real sound then invest in headphones made for electronic drums, don’t worry because it doesn’t have to be expensive. Read on for headphones that fit your budget but has amazing quality

Picture Name My Verdict
Alesis DRP100 Cheapest Headphones Built for Electronic Drums Check Price
Vic Firth Stereo Isolation The best for home use Check Price
Sony MDR7506 Best Quality Check Price
Roland RH-300V V-Drum Stereo Best and specifically made for electric drums Check Price

1) Alesis DRP 100

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Pros

  • It has a good sound range, a tight bass drums and high splash cymbals. The quality is good to the ears.
  • It has 32 decibels noise reduction so you won’t be hearing anything when you hit your pad and you have you headphones on.
  • Its headband is sweat proof which is hygienic and amazing for playing long.

Cons

  • If you want the noise to be isolated you have to plug it tight and for some people that could get annoying.

Who these are for:

Acoustic and Electronic drummers

Features

This Alesis DPR 100 has a 6ft cable and a 1/8 inches jack that you could also use on your iPad, iPhone, Android, etc. it also comes with a protective bag to make sure you could bring it around safely.

Pricing and overview

In this review this one is the cheapest. The ear cup tightness won’t really bother you if you’d be using it to practice and play for an hour or so. But if you would be using it for a long time it could really get annoying in the long run,

2) Vic Firth Stereo Isolation

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Pros

  • It’s very adjustable that it could fit children too.
  • It fits comfortably so it allows you to use it for multiple hours without feeling any discomfort
  • It has 24 decibels noise reduction so you could still use it with a drum set like the other product above.

Cons

  • It’s not connectable right away. You still have to buy an adapter first.
  • The headband could easily tear if other people use it.

Who these are for:

Acoustic and electronic drummers

Features

It has tight fitting ear cups that isn’t too tight, the band is covered by leather.

Pricing and overview

The tight fit of this earphone doesn’t feel uncomfortable but it doesn’t really look cool so if you’re just using it at home then get this but if you need something trendy get the Alesis above or read on.

3) Sony MDR7506

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Pros

  • It has a full sound range and the sound is delivered clearly, so you would be able to hear the background vocals clearly if there is.
  • It’s a loud one with quality
  • It has a very long cable so you can stand up anytime without removing the headphones

Cons

  • The closed ear design blocks out the sound from outside but it doesn’t really have a noise cancelling feature.
  • You can’t use it for playing the acoustic drums
  • It’s not immune to the wear and tear so it’s not very durable for long use. The cups stick through a thin plastic so many other people had their falling off after a while of usage.

Who these are for:

Electronic drummers only

Features

It comes with 2 close fitting ear cups that you could fold when you need to keep it.

It has a 9.8 cable and a 1/8 jack that you could turn into a ¼ inches one. The connectors are gold so the connection is very stable.

Pricing & my final opinion

This is a bit more expensive than the ones we already mentioned but it also comes with a higher quality in sound. It has an accurate sound which is very important when playing and recording.

4) Roland RH-300V V-Drum Stereo

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Pros

  • This one is very articulate when it comes to the lows and highs of an electronic drum. This is something that other headphones can’t do which is actually important. It makes sure that it lets you hear the sound of your drum set clearly and fully.
  • They are really sturdy and you won’t have to fear of your earpiece coming off.
  • Its tightness is comfortable.

Cons

  • It’s made for electronic drum sets so it’s not ideal for home mixing.
  • It doesn’t come with a noise cancellation so you can’t use it for acoustic drums.

Who these are for:

Electronic drummers only

Features

These headphones are made by manufacturers of electronic drums so they made sure to make audible frequencies. It comes with a soft cushion head strap that sits comfortably on your head. For easy storage you can fold it. It comes with an 8ft cord which is not too short nor too long. It has a gold 1/8 plug that you can connect to your drum kit.

Pricing and overview

This headphone is a bit expensive but at the same time totally worth it if you really want to pursue playing the drums. This could be a way to get motivated while playing. While it’s not best for mixing some experts really recommend a different one for the drums and a different one for your computer or laptops.

Conclusion

Here’s all the good headphones that are budget friendly too. I hope this helped you find the right one for your needs, remember that good headphones make you hear the full sound which could motivate you even more.

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