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Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones. by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones.
Report Date: 12/17/2015
Based on 260 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 2.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.6   average
Drum4.5   average
Noise4.5   above average
Sound4.4   average
Loud4.3   above average
Price4.2   average
Volume4.2   above average
Fit4.1   average
Music4.0   average
Quality4.0   below average
Cable1.9   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"Since the product has a terrible strain-relief cord (on the headphones), the audio goes in out on one side during any movement."
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"I am getting on in age and my hearing is not as good as it used to be and I am not an audio engineer so I can't really comment on the quality of sound except to say that I am very satisfied with it."
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"Blocks the sound quite well, so good for A drum, at the expsense of tightness and mediocre audio quality."
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"The audio quality of the drivers is decent, but not great, kind of treble-y."
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"And the audio quality is exceptional for the cost! "
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"Some reviews have complained about audio quality... as a casual listener, I don't notice any problems with the audio, but I have a very untrained ear."
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"Excellent sound isolation, but the audio quality is only so-so."
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"Great for jamming along with prerecorded audio on any device with 1 4 or 1 8 headphone jacks..."
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"Blocks the sound quite well, so good for A drum, at the expsense of tightness and mediocre audio quality."
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Cable

Cable:
"Since the product has a terrible strain-relief cord (on the headphones), the audio goes in out on one side during any movement."
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"My only complaint is the cord - it's hard wired and not replaceable when it eventually breaks."
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"Both sets of these headphones have failed where the cord goes into the headphone."
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"I can not recommend buying these, even at the great price because of the tight fitting ear cups and the broken wires in the cord."
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"They last about 6 months and then there is problem with cord connection to the headphone."
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"Now, I'm having trouble with the cables, One side isn't making a very good connection somewhere around where the cable connects to the headphone."
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"Very nice headphones, sturdy cord and great sound!"
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"It's a great isolation headphone, the only thing that could be better is if the cable was like the sennheiser hd 280"
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"The cord length is about six feet, which is good for use at a desk."
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"But you realize that it's not all that bad if you are finding every little fill timing in a song.+ They are tight and snugged to your head.+ Decent length cord.+ The volume is loud enough to play while hooked up to my laptop."
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"The other nice thing about the Leights is that you can unplug the cord, so you can just use them as hearing protection without a cord if you don't need to listen to music too."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"My complaints with these is that they are not comfortable on my ears after a time of wearing."
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"Before they broke, they worked really well, the isolated sound well and were fairly comfortable as well as had a good sound to them."
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"Perfect, high protection, comfort and quality."
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"Great sound and comfortable."
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"Music from my iPod can be played at a comfortable level and sounds great."
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"They are very comfortable to wear, easily adjustable and pretty light."
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Drum

Drum:
"But, if you are a drummer that wants to be able to listen to music while playing to your drums and not blow your ear drums out, this is great (with regular headphones you have to turn up your headphones a lot to compensate for the loudness of the drums which will damage your ears).For the price I think it's one of the better working headphones out there."
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"Before I got these, I had to turn up my ipod so loud to hear the music over the drums, I'm sure I was getting hearing damage."
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"Blocks the sound quite well, so good for A drum, at the expsense of tightness and mediocre audio quality."
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"I did not expect to be able to play my acoustic set of drums with these head phones, but they work perfect."
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"I got this because I was never able to hear myself while recording drum tracks."
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"We got these for our drum booth at church and the drummer can hear the monitor feed well without too much interference from the drums."
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"They were apologetic and said they shouldn't be malfunctioning and they sent me a replacement free of charge and offered me another free item to compensate me for my long wait (I selected a nice leather drum bag)."
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"Love these headphones for my electric drum set up..."
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"The thought of working on walls in your jam practice room to et best sound and thought of getting very high cost drum kit made of best wood, all this things are gone, it feels like you got a new and different sounding best drum kit and main part is you get use to practicing better in isolation...the feel is awesome...."
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Fit

Fit:
"I can not recommend buying these, even at the great price because of the tight fitting ear cups and the broken wires in the cord."
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"The only drawback is that they fit very tight on my head."
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"Unless A)you're looking for something with a greater bling factor, B)you want to spend over $150 on phones with greater sound clarity or C) you're fussy about the snug fit of isolation headphones, then you will be QUITE PLEASED with these! "
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"Fit perfect with to any head with the band on top."
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"These are use specific and fit their purpose very nicely."
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"The headphones also adjust really easily to give a good fit."
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"It's a bit bulky, and fits tight to your head, but they're still comfortable."
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"They adjust to fit perfectly over his ears and are very comfortable with the padding and light weight."
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Loud

Loud:
"It's like those kids that go spends way to much money on bass heavy systems for their cars, crank up the volume way to loud, tune the system wrong and blow the amp."
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"All I wanted were headphones to reduce the horrible, loud music in my gym."
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"Nice for doing live sound in a loud venue"
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"They offer great isolation when playing loud drums."
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"But you realize that it's not all that bad if you are finding every little fill timing in a song.+ They are tight and snugged to your head.+ Decent length cord.+ The volume is loud enough to play while hooked up to my laptop."
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"Additionally, I still have to turn up the music pretty loud to be able to hear well enough (I don't even hit that hard, either)."
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"They deliver superior isolation, clear, well rounded sound, good low end, and are perfect for ultra loud environments."
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Music

Music:
"Music Quality is a bit crappy really."
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"If you are looking for headphones with good sound quality to listen to music to, you're looking at the wrong headphones."
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"Pros+ noise cancelling ( allows to hear the music cleanly without almost NO background noise ) Actually they cancel TOO MUCH - causing you unable to hear your kit while playing music."
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"Unfortunately, the music sounds awful because there's no bass."
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"Before I got these, I had to turn up my ipod so loud to hear the music over the drums, I'm sure I was getting hearing damage."
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"I used to try and listen to my earbuds while drumming and I would turn the music up all the way only to still not be able to hear it."
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"Husband is a heavy metal drummer and these are great for when he practices solo in the studio with music."
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"REALLY GREAT HEADPHONES WILL BUY AN AGAIN I USE THEM FOR MAKING MUSIC"
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"I would recommend everyone try these on in a music store prior to purchasing to see if your ear will fit."
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"I love this too because you can listen to music simultaneously or exercises for you drumming as well."
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"Great Sound and a much better price then the music stores charge."
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Noise

Noise:
"Pros+ noise cancelling ( allows to hear the music cleanly without almost NO background noise ) Actually they cancel TOO MUCH - causing you unable to hear your kit while playing music."
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"I purchased Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones after I used a pair that my colleague had, knowing that I'd prefer to have a different set I could leave at different location where environmental noise is more of a problem, and these headphones seemed like they'd do an even better job of noise isolation at a lower price."
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"These are at least $150 in Australia, but then again we get ripped off for most electronics so it is great value at $46.They block out damaging noise, now I can practice for ages without getting tired, damaged ears."
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"The extreme isolation headphones did not cancel out as much noise as these and they broke after about six months because they are made of cheap (and cheap-looking) plastic."
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"The noise reduction is great and keeps our drummer sane while in that drum house rocking it out."
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"The Vic Firth headphones do just as well at blocking engine noise as the older set of headphones that I had or even the earmuffs that I sometimes use."
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"I was looking for some headphones with good passive noise reduction to mute the noise around me without needing to listen to loud audio to drown them out."
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"They do a great job of muffling and quieting ambient noise even without audio playing."
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Price

Price:
"But, if you are a drummer that wants to be able to listen to music while playing to your drums and not blow your ear drums out, this is great (with regular headphones you have to turn up your headphones a lot to compensate for the loudness of the drums which will damage your ears).For the price I think it's one of the better working headphones out there."
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"I can not recommend buying these, even at the great price because of the tight fitting ear cups and the broken wires in the cord."
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"For the price, they are very hard to beat."
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"Good isolation (not the best, but good enough), good price, they seem built pretty solid."
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"The extreme isolation headphones did not cancel out as much noise as these and they broke after about six months because they are made of cheap (and cheap-looking) plastic."
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"but then again there is a big price difference between the two....just goes to show that you can't get a good pair of headphones at a cheap price."
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"Amazing sound quality and isolation for this price range it towers over the competition."
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"Pretty amazing pair highly recommended for drummers who wants to protect their ears during jams or live gigs, and also having a personal mix inside the headphones and controlling everything through a small mixer the best option for this with best price..."
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"I know that to a lot of people headphones seem like a waste of money but, please DON'T underestimate the importance of hearing protection."
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"very good for the price!"
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"Great Sound and a much better price then the music stores charge."
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Quality

Quality:
"works, but uncomfortable, poor sound quality, esp for low end, and a real bitch to get adjusted."
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"Music Quality is a bit crappy really."
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"If you are looking for headphones with good sound quality to listen to music to, you're looking at the wrong headphones."
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"Broke after 2 months, bad sound quality"
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"Sound quality isn't the best, but we use them for our drummers at church and all of them love them."
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"Some reviews I've read complain about the sonic quality, but frankly, with an isolation headphone, I'm not looking for Sennheiser-like audio quality, just a balance between isolation and sound."
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"And the audio quality is exceptional for the cost! "
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"Amazing sound quality and isolation for this price range it towers over the competition."
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"Very good quality."
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"These are the most amazing headphones ever- they block out all sound and the stereo sound quality of the headphones is great!"
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"Excellent quality!"
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Sound

Sound:
"works, but uncomfortable, poor sound quality, esp for low end, and a real bitch to get adjusted."
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"Before they broke, they worked really well, the isolated sound well and were fairly comfortable as well as had a good sound to them."
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"I used for just few times, and now one of the sides doesn't sound, and what is worst is difficult to open to see which is broken."
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"If you are looking for headphones with good sound quality to listen to music to, you're looking at the wrong headphones."
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"Broke after 2 months, bad sound quality"
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"Sound quality isn't the best, but we use them for our drummers at church and all of them love them."
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"They worked very well at first but after using them approximately 3 times they sound like busted speakers."
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"They really block out the surrounding sound well."
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"Very nice headphones, sturdy cord and great sound!"
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"The work and sound amazing, but after a few months the left side started cutting in and out."
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"Nice for doing live sound in a loud venue"
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Volume

Volume:
"It's like those kids that go spends way to much money on bass heavy systems for their cars, crank up the volume way to loud, tune the system wrong and blow the amp."
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"We solved the problem by building a small enclosure to cut the volume for them while they mixed."
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"You can listen to your music or your click track on a lower volume while still being able to hear yourself play."
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"Additionally, it would be nice if it had a built-in volume control, but I don't really miss it."
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"The last pair started to go bad after 7 years (one side started to lose volume) but was otherwise in good shape."
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"But you realize that it's not all that bad if you are finding every little fill timing in a song.+ They are tight and snugged to your head.+ Decent length cord.+ The volume is loud enough to play while hooked up to my laptop."
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"With both pairs on and volume adjusted I can slam away and hear the music nice and clearly without blasting the volume to earbleed."
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