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As the headlining DJ for Singapore’s famous New  Year’s Eve party at Siloso beach, DJ Shy is used to performing in front of crowds of 20,000 fans at some of the finest clubs in the world, from L.A. to Asia and back.  These clubs include Q Bar in Bangkok and Ministry of Sound. What was the tipping point? When did you finally have enough and switch to in-ears? I was beginning to notice around the time when…

Dear In-Ear Guy, I really want to jump in and get a pair of UE PRO IEMs, but I can’t for the life of me decided which model to get. Should I just be frugal and get the cheapest one, or break the bank and get the 18s? I looked at the specs and it all makes some sense, but what can I expect to hear? Signed, What’s the scoop? Hey Scoop! Obviously the best…

If you’re a DJ, you need to think about your hearing. You live in headphones. You work in headphones.  You are always in the  club ( and it’s way too loud). And you are there night after night. Your ears are how you pay your bills, you need to take care of them. Most hearing problems are the result of long exposure to high volumes. If you are in the club 1-6 hours per shift…

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 headphones? If you are mulling over becoming a DJ or already are a DJ you probably have an idea of how important your headphones are to your success on the “1’s and 2’s.” Headphones are…

Recently I made a change to my DJ monitoring setup and discovered a whole new world of possibilities as well as a smoother workflow. First, I want to say that DJing with in-ear monitors (IEMs) has been a mind-altering experience. It took me ‘til the cows came home to make the transition, and looking back I now wonder why I waited. Going wireless was like the dawn of a brand new day. A little background.…