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In ear monitoring reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by ScottGB92, May 3, 2020.


  1. ScottGB92

    ScottGB92

    Jul 14, 2017
    Im looking for a pair of in ears for playing live. I have no experience with it at all hahha

    Also could you tell me everything I would need in order to play to a click live? Not overall fussed about hearing myself as much.

    Got the laptop with click on etc
     
  2. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Just for practicing with a click? $5 gas station earbuds will work fine.
     
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  3. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Ft.Worth/Dallas
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    For buds, check out the zs5.zs6 and as10 bugs on Amazon.
    As to how you get sound to them, along with the click, that's a whole other story.
    Lots of threads on that in this sub forum.

    What console/mixer do you use?
    I assume you will not be wireless?
     
  4. Paulabass

    Paulabass

    Sep 18, 2017
    Usually it's the drummer who hears the click, that's why I assumed it was for practicing.
     
  5. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Ft.Worth/Dallas
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Depends on how they have it set up...
    Both my church and secular bands configure the click to be heard by anyone who wants/needs it.. insuring it's only routed to IEM mixes :)
    I use it in my church band (young, inexperienced drummers) to hold things together, but not in my other band!
     
  6. I'd definitely go cheap right now. No idea when live music is going to take off again, I wouldn't spend much money on it until you see how/when things open up again. If you're just doing it to practice, doesn't matter, but you don't need to get too expensive to get something that works.

    Randy
     
  7. If it isn't stupidly loud on stage a Universal fit bud will work. I purchased a set of CCA C10s as back for my 64Audio Custom fit Quad Drivers, and was stunned at how good the sound quality was. There only downfall is they don't have the isolation of a custom as you would expect.
     
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  8. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Ft.Worth/Dallas
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    As a long-time 64Audio user (Qi's and now A8's) I've looked at backups and tried a friends Z5, Z6 and AS10's... the quality is awesome... yes, they don't have the isolation of the customs, the A8 ADEL diaphragm's kinda act like ambient ports tho - but my issue is not being able to keep universals in my ears. They ALWAYS break the seal when singing, turning my head, etc. Without boring details, I tried every type/size of 3rd party tip imaginable... none worked. It's the reason I moved to customs in the first place!
     
  9. I agree. I went to customs also due to not being able to keep them in my ears. However, I have used the CCA C10s while singing and I haven't had an issue. I'm assuming due to the shape/flush fit design. YMMV etc
     
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