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Can I use IEMs as DJ Headphones? | Ultimate Ears Stories from the Field

I really want to pursue being a DJ even though I’m just starting out.  I’m seriously researching headphones. I’m seeing a lot of options and my friends all have different opinions. What do you think about using IEMs for DJ [...]

Transitioning from Stage Sound to Ultimate Ears: “With the new UE’s we’ve noticed outstanding changes!”

We get a lot of questions about the transition to Custom IEMs versus universal fit and monitors. Obviously we think custom IEMs are the way to go. But it’s a challenge when all you can say is “Believe me, you’re [...]

Ultimate Ears IEMs and Singers pt 1

The simple truth is that In-Ear Monitors can help make singing live more manageable.

The simple truth is that In-Ear Monitors can help make singing live more manageable. In-ear monitoring allows you to hear your voice clearly inside your head, instead of down on the floor in front of you like with wedges.  As [...]

Understanding Wireless Transmitters & Receivers

WIRELESS TRANSMITTERS & RECEIVERS FOR IN-EAR MONITORING In order to fully understand the total benefits of in-ear monitoring, let’s first cover the basics of wireless transmitters: how they work and how they relate to in-ear monitoring. Wireless systems and in-ear [...]

In-Ear vs. Wedges Part One. The Basics.

In-Ear vs. Wedges Part One. The Basics.

Would you ride in a car without seatbelts? Wear a brown polyester leisure suit? Get a perm? Watch a black and white TV with no remote, or cable? Of course not, because you don’t live in the past. So why [...]

Unlocking The Truth: “Ultimate Ears help me stay in tune with the rest of the band. I can hear myself singing so I won’t have to strain my voice.”

Unlocking The Truth are a  young metal band from Brooklyn NY. “How young”; you ask? They were the youngest band to play at Cochella in 2014, and the 2014 Vans Warp tour. They have opened for everyone from Queens of [...]

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What’s the deal with Balanced Armatures?

In my travels I’ve learned a lot about IEMs and sound devices of all kinds. But I have to admit I was always a little confused about the pros and cons of Balanced Armature vs Dynamic Speakers, and I know [...]

Dave Pensado: “Nobody does [Live Monitoring] better than Ultimate Ears”

Dave Pensado: “Nobody does [Live Monitoring] better than Ultimate Ears”

What an amazing way to kick off 2015 here at UE University, and just in time for NAMM. There is so much to say about the amazing partnership of Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick. From the genius of the Pensado’s [...]

What’s the minimum age to get impressions?

What’s the minimum age to get impressions?

My kid is in a band that is starting to get some attention, which means they are playing a lot of shows. She’s still in her early teens, but I was thinking about getting her a set of IEMs. but [...]

Ultimate Ears Stories

What kind of sound level do I want as a Drummer?

I am a drummer who’s thinking about getting IEMs.  if I am running IEM’s with a headphone amp and am getting my mix from the board, can I take the XLR line right from the wedge? Or do I ask [...]