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Lad. 06-25-2004 04:02 PM

Metrophones - A good investment?
 
I'm sure we've all heard of them.
METROPHONES.
They're headphones with a built in metronome. Does anyone own these metrophones. Are they good for anything? Gimme your input.

peter690 06-25-2004 10:44 PM

I don't own any but they could be useful for practice. I find I drown out my metronome sometimes. So I guess it depends on what u already have. My metronome has an earphone jack so i stick that in my ear under my headphones sometimes, a kinda annoying way to do it imo.

Paas 06-26-2004 05:02 AM

I have been thinking about those too. I'm just wondering how effective isolation they offer.

MaltBuddow3 06-26-2004 06:24 AM

Dave Weckl uses them... so they can't suck too bad

Kinetic drummer 06-26-2004 10:50 AM

yeah.. i was in westla music.. wondering if they have a good isolation.
but yes.. i tried them out. and you hear the click and the drumset. they have 29db of isolation.
they are the best investmen ive ever done. thanks to metrophones. i wanna practice everyday at everytime!

Johnny 06-26-2004 11:28 AM

I have a pair and love them. I don't, however, use the built in metronome; I use them as headphones for my drum machine.

I find that the thing actually slows down as the volume is turned down, so the markings aren't accurate (maybe they've fixed this; my pair is a few years old).

Besides the metronome, they cut out about 30db of outside noise. You don't have to blow your head off with the click during recording. I think they're a sound investment.

Lad. 06-26-2004 09:25 PM

I forget, how much are they? They sound good.
Kinetic drummer seems uber happy with them as well...

Paas 06-27-2004 01:05 AM

Sounds great. I think I'm gonna invest in them.

Kinetic drummer 06-27-2004 01:23 AM

i bought mines.. but the guy from westla music made a discount. i paid 100 dollars plus taxes..
but i think and i guess theyre maximum, at 150 dollars.
even if the cost 200, id pay for them AGAIN.

Paas 06-27-2004 09:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kinetic drummer
even if the cost 200, id pay for them AGAIN.


That's the price here in Finland. :( But if they are so great it should be worth it.
:rolleyes:

Lad. 06-27-2004 04:03 PM

200 for a metronome and headphones put together is pretty damn ridiculous.
I could see it as being maybe 40 or 50, but not 200. If they're 200, they're not worth it.
I could buy a couple of Sabian AA cymbals for that price and just say "piss on the metrophones".

Kinetic drummer 06-27-2004 09:10 PM

i hate those cymbals... still prefer the metrophones. man! you have to play even! and clear!... its not the "thing" its the tool A METRONOME THAT WORKS!

glory run 06-27-2004 09:14 PM

kenny arnoff uses them as well, he swears by them.

Paas 06-27-2004 11:16 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lad.
200 for a metronome and headphones put together is pretty damn ridiculous.
I could see it as being maybe 40 or 50, but not 200. If they're 200, they're not worth it.
I could buy a couple of Sabian AA cymbals for that price and just say "piss on the metrophones".


Here were I live(Finland) the prices on music stuff are very high(taxes,transports). You said you could get a couple of sabian aa symbals for that price. Well, I would get one sabian aa chrash for that price. So you are very lucky where ever you live(U.S.A?), at least when we talk about instruments.

Lad. 06-30-2004 08:34 AM

I could buy some earmuffs, small headphones, and a Quik time metronome for 15 bucks at the least, and probobly get just as good quality. Though, Quik time metronomes come through only one earphone :(


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