IEMs are well covered on TB, and I have read all the posts I can. However, with such a huge financial commitment on something I've never used before; I have to field opinions directly. So sorry if you're sick of IEM talk.... Specifics: I play in a 4 piece (1 guitar) rock cover band. We do small to medium venues with full PA support and a sound guy. The guitarist runs IEMs with a mono aux out directly to his transmitter. The rest of us use wedges. I also have a bass amp that I use at bigger places. For me, I'm looking at 1964 custom Quads/Qis, the Carvin Transmitter/Bodypack, and possibly a Rolls PM351 so I can adjust my own mix somewhat. Roughly a $1100 investment when you include the audiologist impressions. Why I Want IEMS: -To hear my vocals clearer, and thus hopefully improve my singing. -To hear *** my guitarist is doing over there. -To get away from bass amps and their volume/size -To get away from having the wedge be my bass amp (when i go ampless) Why they may be overkill: -I make $100 a show... not exactly justified by my music income. -Even at my best I'm a mediocre singer, IEMs won't change that -Extra layer of complication to the setup -If I feel isolated it may 'take me out of the show' a bit. If I was a pro touring musician this would be a no brainer, but unfortunately I am a weekend warrior and it's purely a luxury item to improve my live playing experience. Money could always be spent in smarter places but with a baby on the way this may be my last chance for awhile to get any nice music gear. I know a lot of people are happy with their IEM experience and a few say they didn't like it. I'd love to hear from any weekend warrior bar band types but anyone's input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.