Vic Firth SIH2

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Headphones

  • Isolation system with overall noise level reduction of approximately 25 db
  • Successor to the legendary SIH1
  • Improved sound
  • Very well suited for drummers or as studio headphones
available since May 2018
Item number 435650
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Over-Ear
System Closed Back
Impedance 32 Ohms
Frequency range 20 Hz – 20000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replacable Cable No
Color Black
Sensitivity 98 dB
Type Of connector Jack, mini jack
Weight 309 g
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$63
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421 Customer ratings

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SZ
Bad sound, discomfortable to wear and handle.
Stephan Z 17.01.2020
Looking for affordable monitoring headphones ("cans") for studio tracking, I compared Superlux HD660, Superlux HD665, t.bone HD 990D, Vic Firth SiH2 and Beyerdynamic DT-770M to each other and to my DT-770 pro 80. I know, not a really fair reference, but my idea was to seek for a series of cans that would not cost more, preferably less than my DT-770 and still would have proper, useful sound quality. From the models selected, you can guess that acoustic isolation was also a desirable feature, to prevent the sound from the cans bleeding into e.g. a singer's mic and thus saving me time cleaning up tracks from this bleed. That is why I also searched among headphones dedicated to drummers. I will review all of the models mentioned, each in their own product page. Here we go for the Vic Firth SiH2.

Before I could even listen to it's sound, I had trouble unfolding it open and adjust it to fit to my head. The relatively thin metal wire that connects the ear shells to the head strap to me has a tendency to get worn out and over bent soon. Having succeeded to put the cans on my head, the shells felt a little small to be "over ear", they rather tended to be "on ear", and the padding was so thin that I felt the foam on the driver touch the skin of my ear. Acoustic isolation t.m.o. was not better than my DT-770 pro or good old Sennheiser HD 250 linear II. And then it's sound: very dull in all ranges of the spectrum, as if I was lying on my bed and listening to a speaker under my pillow! Definitely not my choice!
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László Demeter 06.12.2021
These headphones were a big surprise how good they sounded for audio control while drumming! The isolation is not so balanced (it doesn’t cut off that much from bass frequencies), but for this price it actually provides more isolation than I expected. The control audio volume doesn’t need to be so high this way, which is really a big deal!!!
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TF
Great for practice, I don't think I'll need another pair anytime soon
The Fruity Snackball 25.12.2022
I've been using them for about a year for practicing both with acoustic and electronic drums.

- On the acoustic drums, they protect my hearing way more than any earplugs I have (even custom-made ones with a theoretically similar attenuation). Of course what I play doesn't sound amazing through all that noise isolation, but I don't really care.
- With electronic drums, I'm very satisfied with how much they isolate the sounds of the pads.
- Sound quality isn't amazing but again, not something I care about.
- They fit my (big) head pretty well and they only start to get uncomfortable after more than an hour, and probably only because I don't have any hair that could offer some padding.

Overall I'm satisfied, as I value my hearing way more than perceiving every detail of how my drums sound.
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NP
Excellent, but not the best!
Nik Pogo 20.01.2022
Like the previous model, it puts a lot of pressure on the head. If you wear glasses like me, it can cause some inconvenience. But it's bearable! Quite a good sound and, most importantly, noise reduction. I also use a Yamaha HPH - MT 8. They have an amazing sound, but it is difficult to work in them due to the fact that the ear pads are very sound-permeable. But they do not put pressure on the head and have better drivers than SIH2 (but also cost Yamaha twice as much). Of course, these are inherently different headphones, but it seems to me that if you solve the problem with strong pressure, cable length (make a twisted and long cable, as it once was) and make drivers a little better, then these will be the coolest headphones for drummers!
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