Originally Posted by BrandonA119
I'm looking into getting some in-ear monitors and wanted to get everyone's opinion on what they use. Any ideas? I really don't want to spend a boat load of money either.
There are probably 2,000 different threads here on IEM's. use the Search tool. You will find much valuable and much useless babbling a in almost all of them. I am unfamiliar with any who have bought Shure, Sennheiser, Audio Technica or MiPro rigs and sold/ traded them for Carvins or Nady's or other budget priced systems. I've also met plenty of people who went IEM route, bought a $50 pair of buds and doesn't have any complaints (likely due to not knowing a good useable sound from a popcorn fart). But there are many who tried the cheap brands only to stop using them altogether and giving IEM rigs a bad name. Set up correctly, they kill wedges.
Buy one of the better named brands and plan on dropping at least $150 and up on a pair of ear buds that are universally recognized as quality drivers for bassists. What makes a guy happy with IEM's is a clean sound you cannot achieve withou the use of such a system. I am an IEM snob, but I'm an IEM snob with a total investment of under $500 for my rig. I bought an AT M2 system ( old have preferred the M3, but the M2 does the trick) used for $250, and a set of Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10, 3-way buds off Amazon for $150 shipped. I get enough level to blow,y head off, more bass than I've gotten with some loaner Atrios, Westones, or even the Shure triple drivers. My band has completely dropped their Alien Ears custom molds and switched to the UE as well.
But always look to the forum search threads first. This question has been beat with a stick. But there is much already said in the forum threads to enlighten you and also to help show you the difference between good sound advise, and the rumblings of guys looking for a way to do it with a $50 investment.