IEM's

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by hobbes1, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. hobbes1

    hobbes1 Member

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    anyone using in ear monitor/"head"phones to track and mix recordings with your DAW? i have an older pair of sony mdr-v6 that are decent but i think they are wearing out as their abillity to handle/track bass guitar (with max input in DAW about -12dB) results in popping and clicking coming through that is not part of the performance. ie, as if they are being overdriven.
    looking at etymotic vs ultimate ears vs ?

    anyone have experience? also considering regular headphones but there is an appeal to less weight on the head.
    thanks
     
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    http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er4.aspx

    i have three pairs that i use for myself and clients.
    not cheap, but they are absolutely a professional device. i see them worn by stage performers, race car drivers, live sound technicians, etc..

    the high end shure units are also very good.
    etymotics will work better for some folks while shure will work better for others. the bottom end is affected by the size of the ear canal and how it interfaces. try the high end models to find out which have the flattest bottom end response for U, personally.
     
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    0: thanks for the reply. i will check those out.

    anyone else using IEM's and can recommend?
    thanks
     

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