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Headphones for inear monitors?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Axtman, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. My band is moving more towards eliminating floor monitors and going with inear monitors. Some of us are using the Behringer Micromon personal "more me" monitors. What do you guys recommend for good inexpensive headphones or ear buds? Thanks!
  2. Bob Derman

    Bob Derman BadBob

    Dec 22, 2012
    San Diego, Ca
    I have tried numerous in ears. So far, Yurbuds, "Inspire" are working out to be the best. The sound quality is amazing and they lock in your ears. $29.99.
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  4. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I use the Shure SE-215 IEMs. I've also used Koss Spark Plugs for a temporary cheap solution.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  5. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    Are you using these just for rehearsal, or also for live performance?
  6. Rehearsal and live performance.
  7. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    For me, that would rule out headphones.

    B/c you're using the Micromons, I assume you're considering running your IEMs wired. In that case, a good seal and over-the-ear wires are especially important features.
  8. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass What the .............. Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    We recently went to Avioms.. andf for a bit I was using headphones.. but I felt silly with these big red cans on my head so I recentkly bought a set of Shure 215s based on some of the input here.. I got them for $87 at GC .. Just go to a GC and ask the guy what he can do for you with them.. many of them are willing to work with you to a degree...

    I find them to be not bad and certainly better than headphones.. I am still trying to get used to them though .. You can get the cheaper ones.. but they won't last.. usually the cord will go on you..
  9. I wouldn't, unless drums and cymbals are all e-drum too. The buds would be cranked up to match acoustic levels, far too loud.