Originally Posted by Buddy
Ya Im going with Luke. used over the ear headphones too. and if you wanna use music and drumm at the same time try this trick I inventid
Just put in earplugs then put on rap-around headphones. Blast your music so that you can hear it. Then the drums are quiet but the music is hearable.
a cheap way to make noise cancelling headphones.
I definitely wouldn't do that; blasting earbud microphones to avoid ambient noise (i.e. drumming) will probably be more damaging than the drums itself. I'd definitely recommend some passive, dB reducing headphones (I have Vic Firth
ones that cost me a pretty penny, although they're starting to degrade after only three years...).
The key to avoiding ear damage is moderation; don't play too loud for too long.