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Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones 

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The Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones were designed with the Vic Firth signature artist Rod Morgenstein and were created specifically for the recor...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great sound and great isolation.

The Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones were designed with the Vic Firth signature artist Rod Morgenstein and were created specifically for the recording, performing, and teaching musician.These high-quality headphones offer overall noise level reduction by 24dB allowing you to hear just enough of the music you want to hear. The SIH1s are ideal for live performances, or for simply playing along with your favorite recorded tunes. The Vic Firth SIH1 headphones are automatically self-aligning with ample foam cushions to maximize comfort.

FEATURES
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • 50mm drivers
  • 12.5' cord with 1/4" and 1/8" plugs
  • Foam cushions for maximum comfort
  • Cut ambient-noise levels by 24dB
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Vic FirthSIH1 Isolation Headphones
 
4.2

(based on 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (21)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Great sound (14)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • Cord too short (8)
  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor sound (5)
  • Unattractive design (4)
  • Poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (17)
  • Home audio (14)
  • Travel (7)
  • Working (6)
  • Portable devices (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (11), Audiophile (5), Drummer (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exactly what I needed

I'm not a drummer - I'm a guitarist / home recording enthusiast. I bought these headphones to keep the click track from bleeding through and getting picked up by my mics when recording my...Read complete review

I'm not a drummer - I'm a guitarist / home recording enthusiast. I bought these headphones to keep the click track from bleeding through and getting picked up by my mics when recording my Martin acoustic. For that purpose, these are perfect! Very good isolation (see video). Cord is only 6 feet long, not 12.5 feet. Long enough for me, but not what description says. Bass is so-so, but good enough for monitoring my recordings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

what happen to the audio quality??

I got these same head phones a couple of years ago, they where great head phone, I used them for playing drums and I was more then satisfied with them. but they finally...Read complete review

I got these same head phones a couple of years ago, they where great head phone, I used them for playing drums and I was more then satisfied with them. but they finally gave out, so I decided I would buy another pair, I got them and they sounded like junk! practically all the low end was gone from them. because the low end was gone it made it very difficult to hear what the drum track in the song was while playing to it.
I decided to fix up my old pair to compare, there was a world of difference! these head phones sound distant and lack bass, while the older copy made for a great blend and a high presence. Its the same price as the old pair only now its audio quality is allot worse.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

what happen to the audio quality??

By techdeck2013

from MO

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Sound
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

      I got these same head phones a couple of years ago, they where great head phone, I used them for playing drums and I was more then satisfied with them. but they finally gave out, so I decided I would buy another pair, I got them and they sounded like junk! practically all the low end was gone from them. because the low end was gone it made it very difficult to hear what the drum track in the song was while playing to it.
      I decided to fix up my old pair to compare, there was a world of difference! these head phones sound distant and lack bass, while the older copy made for a great blend and a high presence. Its the same price as the old pair only now its audio quality is allot worse.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      JUNK, Gone through 2 of these within 2 years.

      By Jason

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

          The speakers distort BAD with any bass. Finally an entire side went out.
          Bought GC's pro coverage for 2 years, they went out after a year (2nd pair within 2 years), now I have to ship them back and I lose the other year of coverage I paid for. Because these things are such bad quality, I thought pro coverage would help, but actually after 3 bought pairs, the amount I would spend on pro coverage is a whole new set.
          Don't waste your time or money! These are JUNK!!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Really?

          By Travis-yGwze

          from Sedley, Virginia

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          Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

          Overall, they do not serve the purpose that they have been pushed to. I am a drummer and my ears actually hurt from the out side ambience that the head phones seemed to amplify like a barrel. They are supposed to keep the noise out right? I am well educated on this subject, and these are not for musicians.
          Owned these for about 7 yrs. Still work and in new condition.
          The sound volume is very low and not good quality.
          I value them so much, I have them in the same place I put them two or three weeks after I bought them. In a box. Lesson learned.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absoloutely the Best!

          By ben5472

          from CT,USA

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          Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

          I just bought these headphones because I was worried about my hearing. I must say these are one of the best buys in the musicians world. I will describe them perfectly, picture the muffling headphones you get at a hardware store with speakers in them. Yes, they muffle the sound that much. As a test I played my drums as hard as they can with the volume about a half of the way up on my stereo. The volume still didn't sound as loud as the drum recording on the CD.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Original are much better!

          By Charles Elder

          from Florida

          Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

          I have the original Vic Firth headphones that these replaced. I also have the original DB22s. I bought the original headphones around 1996. Recently they have developed a cord issue. So, I thought, "Great! I can just replace them with the new model, and they don't cost as much anymore". Well, they don't protect as well, fit as well, or make the acoustic sound of the drums sound sweeter. I remember when Rod Morgenstein first was interviewed about the original ones that he helped develop that he said he preferred to practice with them on because they protected your hearing and gave the sound more depth, and I completely agree with that on the original ones. The DB22 may still be the same as my original ones which create a similar sound. they just have a slightly lower rating and no speakers. I would recommend to get a pair of DB22s and some ear buds and stay away from these.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Never Again

          By Earwolf

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Gear Head

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cord Too Short
            • fragile
            • Poor Sound
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

              Since there are very few options for iso phones in this price range I find myself buying these again and again. Why? Because I'm an idiot I guess! These are built to break within 50 to 100 hours of use. If you don't believe me I'll show you a photo of my broken pile of these pieces of total garbage. The last pair, and I mean LAST I will ever buy gave out after 6 months in the studio. The warranty is only for 90 days! They obviously know it's a bad product but that it will usually last at least 90 days, which they will unless you are tracking with them every day. They are very difficult to take apart and fix on your own. I have watched some you tube videos on people rigging them to last longer but that just goes to show you how lame they are! I would like a lot of money back from these guys. Don't do it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Buy

              By FaceLift89

              from Coron, CA

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio

                Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

                Probably one of the best things I've ordered from MF. good price. fast shipping. and the product does exactly what i need it to do. cancel out noise while im playin the drums. i recommend these headphones to any drummer. kept me from having to spend over 100$ on headphones.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good isolation

                By Drastic

                from Sandy, OR

                About Me Old Man College Student

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer
                • Working

                Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

                I've been drumming over thirty years, and recently had a breakthrough in live sound production with these headphones. I blame myself for not realizing that my cans were bleeding so much my live mixes sounded like mush. I control the mixer remotely from my drum kit, so it's always difficult to pick out certain items with crummy cans. I bought these, and BAM! There was the sound I was always looking for! I'd have to say this is the best deal going at this price point. I plan on buying a lot more, enough to fill my 10 channel headphone amp.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exactly what I wanted

                By Billeh

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cancels Sound Out Well
                • Comfortable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Time

                  Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

                  Cancels sound out almost completely without music playing and with music, you can't hear the drums at all. Its a great pair of headphones if you want to keep your hearing but don't want to hit the drums lighter. Buy it. The sound is top quality IMO

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very pleased

                  By David Macdowell

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Vic Firth SIH1 Isolation Headphones:

                  Tried headphones twice as expensive and came back to these. They do what I need them to do better than any other I've tried

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