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Ultimate Ears Pro Does Custom In-Ear Monitor Headphones for Audiophiles

Ultimate Ears Pro Does Custom In-Ear Monitor Headphones for AudiophilesBy Chris BoylanI listen to a lot of headphones, and though I do enjoy listening to a few on-ear and over-the-ear models, I seem to always return to a good pair of in-ear monitors (IEMs). There's something about the sound isolation and discretion of wearing a pair of IEMs that really accentuate the personal listening experience. But the trick with most in-ears is getting a perfect fit. While the foam and silicon eartips in...

Unique Melody Custom In-Ear Monitors: A teaser on how they are molded to your ears, now locally!

When In Manila, you would often notice and be curious on what those skin toned ear plugs attached to singers, instrumentalists, band members, musicians in general and also some on-stage and TV hosts ears are. Well most of us know that they are monitors to hear themselves clearly over all the noise around them. But did you ever know that these are custom made to the mold of your own ears? and did you know that they protect hearing due to their incredible noise isolation? and did you even know...

How To Make Custom Silicone Ear Molds for Your In-Ear Monitors

There’s little worse than an amazing set of in-ear monitors that constantly fall out, and without that seal they’re not doing their job right. With some silicone putty, however, you can get a fit that seals right and locks tight.If you’re buying a really high-end set of in-ear monitors, like Shures or Westones, then odds are you can afford the $200 custom silicone molds. The process is long and involved, including an appointment with an audiologist. Now, I’m sure that if you’re dropping that...

In-Ear Monitors: Custom Molded a Worthy Investment

Recently, a friend of mine had started going to another church in town, and called me, needing some help installing some audio equipment that the church just purchased. This church in Virginia was one I’d driven by several times over the years, but had never previously entered. The church’s worship space probably holds about 800 congregants, with the technology being used including a digital audio console and a line array speaker system that they have been using for many years now. What...