Always wanted to be able to sing well but have never liked or had confidence in the sound of my own voice. I play acoustic guitar and decided a while back to finally put some effort into learning to sing while playing and getting some good covers together. I found that singing and playing unplugged along to YouTube videos on decent speakers is a good way to get the co-ordination together but I could never really be sure how good the vocals sounded.
Can't remember where I found out about the Hearfones but thought I would give them a try. Have to say that they have been really useful.
There is no hiding place with these things. What you hear is the very dry, articulate and upfront sound of your voice. Initially it was pretty disheartening as pitching issues together with the unfamiliar sound of my own voice made for some pretty uncomfortable listening. However, I was surprised how quickly I was able to improve, particularly while playing along to the YouTube videos. Even though the Hearfones cover the ears, I could still clearly hear my guitar and the track I was playing along to. It's just that the vocals are prominent in the mix.
When pushing the vocals, the Hearfones make things very loud and consequently they encourage a bit of control which is good. I found that once I've been practicing a song for a while with them on and have got the pitching and phrasing decent, the vocals sound and feel a lot more competent when I take them off.
They are a bit pricey, particularly for me in the UK once import fees were added. That's the only reason I give these four stars instead of five but they are well worth the money.
In summary this is a great lo-tech way to improve your vocals "in the room" and in real-time without having to record them and listen back to hear the problems.
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 19 x 8.9 cm ; 113 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 113 g
- Item model number: 028840
- ASIN: B0042SRFS6
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 April 2018
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,525 in Business, Industry & Science (See Top 100 in Business, Industry & Science)
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