Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by kelso, May 29, 2015.
EVH doesn't use IEM's.
Neither do McCartney, Springsteen, Townshend or Petty.
Just a choice.
He made it this long without 'em.. Ain't broke/don't fix!
Harvey Mandel was not using IEM's way before EVH was not using them.
I don't use Malaysian Engineers either.
I am going against the grain and liking this thread.
Either was Steve Hackett.
I know this **** is crazy but Elvis didn't use IEM's- little known fact.
Extensive use of headphones was directly responsible for my irreversible hearing loss, confirmed by one of the top ENT's in the country at John's Hopkins. Pete Townshend also finally figured out it was just as much his studio time wearing cans that contributed to his hearing loss than playing live. Rush Limbaugh also had same related hearing loss, compounded by abuse of opiated pain killers.
With open air sound, that air space helps to diffuse the sound.
IEM's at low volumes may be O.K. for some, but the long term potential for damage frightens me.
Rockin the OEM's
I always prefer not to. I like the live sound and feel over the in ears.
I've grown up on iems and absolutely love floor wedges.
I haven't tried IEM's yet. I do like having floor wedges but occasionally it gets really hard to hear yourself singing when there are guitars and bass and drums all coming through the same monitor.
Don't tell Skunk he looks like a dumb ass...
I'm a better musician when I use IEMs. I can hear myself perfectly all the time--clams and all. Moving to IEMs really made me clean up my playing. YMMV, but for me I really like IEMs (and this is after 20 years of floor wedges).
Because I am stone deaf in my right ear, if I were to use one of the single ear IEM's, I'd need a complete mono monitor mix in my half working ear. Even at reasonable volumes, my left ear gets fatigued after an hour or so.