Vic Firth SIH1 Stereo Isolation Drummers Headphones are designed to protect musicians from the high sound levels associated with their instruments.
Prolonged exposure to these excessive levels of noise can have traumatic and lasting effects, including hearing fatigue, tinnitus and permanent hearing loss. These are specially designed headphones, which drastically reduce the level of external sound reaching the musician's ears, offering valuable protection from potential damage.
The SIH1 reduces overall noise levels by 24 decibels and features high quality stereo headphones. Unlike non-isolation headsets, where musicians typically crank the volume to very high and potentially damaging sound levels in order to hear the music clearly, the SIH1 reduces ambient noise from the instruments. This allows the musician to play along with the recorded music or monitor other performers in a live situation at comfortable and safe sound levels.
Designed in conjunction with Vic Firth Signature artist Rod Morgenstein, these headphones were made with the recording, performing and teaching musician in mind! When asked about the SIH1's, Rod commented, "The concept of these headphones has changed my musical life! After years of using open air headphones in studios and practice at volume levels that were damaging my hearing - I can now use these new headphones for hours on end with no fatigue at all, and with no risk of hearing damage since I can listen at a comfortable volume level."