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    ok, they sound great!yea i dont know anything about headphones specs but they sound awsome!! now the problem i have is that, not when im playing but when im listening to music they kinda make me feel bad!!!!like dissy!! i think because they really block the outside, but damn they sound good!!!!!the cord is really long and confy, and the desing is cool, the music sound great also but i have this problem!!!!

    i need some help with this anyways, 1st, i have a td-8 and the maximum vol is enough but im a little nervous because the max is just loud, and i cant go more than that!
    also i have the td-8 conected to the computer and when i turn the mix in vol a lot i hear a little , insignificant intereference, that really dont bother me but i would like to eliminate it, anyone else with the audio technicas out there?
    sorry for my bad english!
    td-8

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    I use the ATH-909 (an older version of yours)and actually like them much better than my new SonyV600 (and they dont sweat either).

    The ATH-909 has a more open design (using foam ear pads instead of the "closed" vinyl cups).

    This wont give you "spatial disorientation" like the closed set. I only use the closed set for final mixdown to get the EQ and effects just right.

    Otherwise the foam set is better for playing and still blocks out enough ambient sound while still allowing you to hear the other band members.

    The best solution IMHO.

    TD-10/TDW-1vc, 3-PD120, 2-PD100, 2-PD80, 2-KD7, 3-14C, 2-15R, SPD-20, 2-ECymbal II splash, 1-ECymbal II china, 2-IronCobra kicks, 1 angry ex-wife.

    :eek: " I see drum people"

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    • #3
      spatial disorentation!!!!!damn!!thats what is happening to me??the problem is that i like the sound a lot!!they're great, you think this spatial disorientation will go away with the time?like i will get used to it?
      td-8

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      • #4
        Probably. I guess you could get used to the blocking out all other sounds over time.

        It's kinda like an inner ear thing. You might also be listening at too high of a volume.

        I suggest maybe seeing if you can change the ear pads to a more open type (or wierdly enough - smoke some pot before using closed phones - my buddy says (works for him)
        TD-10/TDW-1vc, 3-PD120, 2-PD100, 2-PD80, 2-KD7, 3-14C, 2-15R, SPD-20, 2-ECymbal II splash, 1-ECymbal II china, 2-IronCobra kicks, 1 angry ex-wife.

        :eek: " I see drum people"

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        • #5
          Im just about to go to change my audio technicas for sonys, the 7506 or something like that, because i found out that they werent loud enough.......now can somebody please tell me if im making a mistake.....i mean i dont want to listen too loud, but i dont want that my limit is just loud either..i want to be able to go really loud if i need it........but im not sure maybe the sonys are the same.......i really need help, iposted a topic but nobody replied......i have a td-8, and when i play with music i find the drums too low, heeeeeeelp please!!!!
          td-8

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          • #6
            Originally posted by manu84:
            i have a td-8, and when i play with music i find the drums too low
            Are you saying that if you get a good balance with the music and drums you have the phones turned up to max volume and they are still too low? I find it hard to believe the phones are at fault. It sure sounds like your volume settings or your ears are screwed up.

            A TD-8 owner will have to make suggestions with the settings.

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            • #7
              well i mean im really worried because i know i can make the headphones sound reeeeallllyyyy high vol with music in my stereo so thats not the problem(matter of fact i love the headphones sound) but when i put music on my module in a confortable vol the max vol of the drums is too low!!!!!!!and yes i have checked all the vol levels i know exist on the td-8, i checked the mixer and all the other stuff and everything is at the max....... i want to have the choice to put my drums so loud i would get deaf hitting the snare even when i wouldnt use it so loud( obviously) but is just strange, i know the audio technicas are great headphones and i dont think is a so big difference between the sonys and the at..........so i mean i have the money to go and change them for sonys but maybe i would be making a mistake and i like the audio tech a lot, please people i need your help now for real!!!!!!sorry for my english and any suggestions aprecciated bye
              td-8

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Boingo:
                Are you saying that if you get a good balance with the music and drums you have the phones turned up to max volume and they are still too low?

                i always have the phones at max and when i listen to cds or mp3s from my computer i have the mix in vol less than middle because my ears would explode( because of the music) but the drums are at the max and is not really loud!!!
                td-8

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                • #9
                  If this sounds like I am repeating my self.... to bad Ė get an outboard mixer and you will have the headroom you desire and a lot more. Home stereo systems are louder and even some PC/Macís; it might have to do with the amplification system within them/or in conjunction with.

                  But the modules lack headphone headroom for some reason. You can also get a headphone amplifier if you donít want to go with an outboard mixer.

                  Outboard gear will also help in raising the dynamics and overall volume of the signal.


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                  • #10
                    but my question guys is, if i change my audio technicas for sonys is something going to change??????????because if is not i would like to stay with the audiotechnicas and i would have to buy a headphone amplifier.......
                    how much money a headphone amplifier cost????please just that last question....bye!!
                    td-8

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                    • #11
                      The rule of thumb is - the stronger the drivers within the headphones and the wider the frequency range any given headphones can cover will result in louder headphones.

                      Sonyís have been known to be a good choice for many, but I am sure many might not agree. Although IXOS, model DJ 1001 is a good choice as well.

                      It depends on what sounds good to you.

                      Go to a music store; tell the sales clerk you need to try various headphones (this is where it gets tricky, some stores might not have the pair you are interested in) plug them into the TD-8, max the volume on the triggers, faders, etc and go to work.

                      Or take your TD-8 to a store that specializes in headphones; plug in any pair of headphones that you can try, max the preview buttons velocity to 127 and the rest of the triggers, faders, etc and press away.

                      I donít know how much headphone ampís cost. Do a search online. I use my Mackie mixer instead for optimum results. Your application(s) might vary.


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                      • #12
                        yes i mean i like the audio technicas, if the headphone amp can improve the max vol of my headphones that will do it, i just would need to know if they will improve greatly my vol........or just a little...??????? ?????
                        td-8

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by manu84:
                          i just would need to know if they will improve greatly my vol........or just a little...??????? ?????

                          Yes.



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