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Old 06-25-2004, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question 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.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-26-2004, 05:02 AM   #3
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I have been thinking about those too. I'm just wondering how effective isolation they offer.
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Old 06-26-2004, 06:24 AM   #4
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Dave Weckl uses them... so they can't suck too bad
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:50 AM   #5
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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!
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:25 PM   #7
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I forget, how much are they? They sound good.
Kinetic drummer seems uber happy with them as well...
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:05 AM   #8
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Sounds great. I think I'm gonna invest in them.
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Old 06-27-2004, 01:23 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-27-2004, 09:52 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 06-27-2004, 04:03 PM   #11
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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".
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Old 06-27-2004, 09:10 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 06-27-2004, 09:14 PM   #13
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kenny arnoff uses them as well, he swears by them.
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Old 06-27-2004, 11:16 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:34 AM   #15
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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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