Roland V-Drums RH-300V Headphones Review: Made With Your Comfort in Mind
If you happen to play Roland electronic drums, you should be happy to know that this Roland’s model – also known as RH-300V – is specially made for this kit. Of course, this doesn’t mean that musicians who use other brands can’t use them, but this is a nice addition if you want to make a complete Roland set. These headphones are said to be completely portable, with excellent sound isolation, and volume control that is made especially for professionals in this field. We have decided to put them on a test, to see if they are worth the price and if they live up to the famous Roland brand.
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Driver / Diaphragm Size
This model has 50mm drivers, with a sensitivity of 103 dB/mW and impedance of 32 ohms. These are the standard features of most high-end models, which is a good thing, as it is proven quality. All of this makes for a full-range sound that is great for electronic drums, as most other headphones can’t make a difference between the similar frequencies different pieces of the kit make. The ohms number is just good enough that you don’t need an amplifier, but it wouldn’t hurt if you have one on the side just to make everything more perfect.
Of course, keep in mind that these are made specifically for electronic drums, which means that their sound quality is created for a “punchy” mood and you might not like it while playing “normal” sounding music. They will provide great bass drum sound, while also having clarity that can show off your cymbals without creating distortion, but if you plan to use them while mixing and mastering, they might not be flat enough for you.
The design of these headphones is made for perfect sound isolation, which means that they will block almost every sound that comes from the outside. They don’t use electronic technology for sound blocking, which means that this feature isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough for most of your needs – unless you are working in the loudest environment possible, in which case probably not a single headphone without noise-blocking technologies would work.
Also, they will perfectly block the sound from your music from the outside world, which means that no one around you will know what music you are listening to. This is great if you want to casually listen to the music without worrying that you will disturb people in the same room or a passenger who sat next to you on a bus.
The over-ear design makes these headphones rather comfortable and the quality of the cushions really makes for the high price. The padding is soft and thick, which will cause you no pain even after a whole day of listening to the music or working in a studio. They will sit on your head completely still, which is perfect for every drummer who just can’t help himself banging head a little (or a little bit more) to the rhythm. There is no way they will hurt or pinch you, even if you think you have a slightly bigger head or ears. In fact, they are probably one the most, if not the most, comfortable headphones currently on the market.
The price of the set is really worth the quality. The headphones don’t look cheap, and they sure don’t feel like it. The sides of the headphones are made of aluminum, which not only makes them look fashionable but also increases the durability of the model. If you drop them by accident, you don’t have to worry about them breaking. They’ll probably sustain even bigger falls, though better not risk it. The cord is good and they don’t have a problem with losing sound on one side, which is a flaw of many models, even some who are at the same price range.
In short, if you take even the smallest care of this model, you will have a pair of headphones that can last you for years and years.
If you love to travel, we have good news. The RH-300V is made to be portable. They fold easily and the ear covers can go completely in between the headband, which is also adjustable and if you shorten it completely you will make them almost completely damage-proof. They don’t come with a bag included, but this isn’t a big problem when you can pack them in almost any bigger pocket of your traveling bag without having to worry about breakage. Also, the folding doesn’t hurt the cord, which means that you can safely just toss them between any luggage and you’re good to go.
Sadly, the model doesn’t support Bluetooth, which means that you have to deal with cords. Luckily, the cord is 2.5 meters (8 feet 2 inches) long, which means you don’t have to be too close to the device, and they won’t simply unplug if you bang your head too much. The cord comes with a gold-plated 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) mini-plug, but it comes with a ¼ inch (6.35 mm) threaded adapter, which means that you can plug it in almost any electronic drum kit.
How Does It Stand Out?
These headphones are foldable, which makes them great for traveling long distances. This feature will also help you to prevent any kind of damage while having them in storage.
The aluminum is a lot more durable material than plastic, so it won’t easily break and they can easily last you for several years.
Optimized for Roland electronic drum kit
The RH-300V is designed to be used with Roland e-drums, which makes them a great addition if you use their other products. Don’t let this stop you from using them if you have drums from any other brand!
These headphones are made for electronic drums and their sound quality is completely designed to fit both the deep and high notes of “punching” sounds.
All in all, this is one of the better headphones for electronic drums that are currently on the market. Not only they are designed perfectly on the outside, but they are made with your comfort in mind. No matter how long you carry them, you won’t feel them on your head. They are sound isolating, so you don’t have to worry about being bothered while playing drums. At the same time, people around you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by loud noises.
The 50mm drivers make for a perfect sound, and they can perfectly distinguish both deep and higher notes, which isn’t an easy task when you are playing drums that don’t have a lot of different sound frequencies. And as a bonus, they aren’t made of cheap plastic but rather of aluminum, so they are long-lasting and they can last longer than most other similar priced models. Their price goes around $210, which is high if you are a music listener, but if you are a professional drum player, they are definitely worth every penny.
If these headphones are not what you were looking for, check out our Best Headphones for Electronic Drums Post.