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Custom In-Ear Monitors: What You’ve Been Missing

Shares 157Many of our readers probably know that custom in-ear monitors are used by a number of major musicians and DJs to make their on-stage performances easier and safer – but what is it about these guys that makes them so great? Are they a realistic choice for bedroom DJs, or something that one should save for when going pro? Just how custom are they, and are there other cheaper options? We’ve got the full scoop on custom in-ear monitors for DJs after the jump.Who Needs Custom In Ear...

Westone ES5 Custom In-Ear Monitor

Audiophiles have professional musicians to thank for custom in-ear monitors. Originally created so that players on stage and in studios could hear themselves while delivering maximum isolation, custom in-ear monitors have become ubiquitous. Watch any program with musicians playing live and you’ll see “earwigs,” as they are often called, in the vocalist’s ears. On the popular TV show The Voice, after the contestants were reduced to twelve, each semi-finalist had his or her own pair of custom...

In-Ear Monitors for Church Sound

In-ear monitor systems are a great way to control stage volume and craft a better main mix.There are three primary things that a good in-ear monitor system does:Reduce the volume and acoustic energy on stageGive the performer on stage control over their own monitor mixReduce microphone bleed and feedback problemsIn-ear monitors (sometimes called IEMs or personal monitors) can reduce or eliminate the need for stage monitors by providing each musician or vocalist with their own set of earbuds...

Bragi’s fully wireless headphones just got better with the custom-fitted Dash Pro

Why it matters to you The Dash Pro are Bragi's second shot at highly futuristic true wireless in-ears, offering AI integration, better battery life, an available custom fit, and (hopefully) better connection.Fully wireless headphone brand Bragi has unveiled two iterations of a new headphone model, packing impressive new features as well as a first when it comes to true wireless earbuds: A custom fit for the perfect seal.The company today announced the second evolution of its first...