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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 I’m not alone. In the world of IEMs there is a healthy debate and in the overall world of headphones the debate really rages. Lucky for us at UE University we got a chance to…

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 I wasn’t sure what the minimum age is recommended for getting impressions? Is there an average age where the ear canals stop growing? IEMs are a big investment, so I can understand if you have…

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.…

That’s a very good question and I’m glad you brought it up. In-ear monitors are custom fit to your ears and your ears only. They are not off-the-shelf products so before we can build them for you, we need to know your precise measurements. We need to know the interior dimensions of your ear and your ear canal. The only way for us to get this information is for you to visit a trained specialist,…

Yes! Absolutely yes. In Ears are for everyone. Including horn players. Custom in-ear monitors are for any musician who wants to protect their hearing and have more control over their mix. And that includes trumpet players, sax players, and even tuba players! (There are never enough posts about tuba players but that’s a different story…) Granted, we don’t see as many horn players ordering ears as say vocalists, drummers, or guitarists— but that’s just a…

I’m a drummer and I want to use a click track. I’ve heard in-ears are good for this. Any advice? In-Ear Monitors are what you you’re looking for. In addition to your click, you’ll be able to mix in any support tracks and personalize your mix as well. But before we talk about which in-ears will work best for you, let’s talk about your setup.   Ideally you want to be hard-wired. In the unlikely…