In-Ear Monitoring

by Robert Rives ·Posted
Shure continues bringing technical excellence and dependable performance to its popular lineup of headphones and earphones with two exciting updates, a new AONIC 50 Gen 2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphone and a new pair of the venerable SE215 earphones, styled in a distinctively eye-catching green. AONIC 50
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Musicians, performers, and system integrators looking for a wireless in-ear monitoring solution that delivers accurate sound and reliable performance are going to be very excited to hear about the new 3000 Series Wireless IEM System from Audio-Technica. This powerful yet cost-effective system operates in the DF2 band (470 to 608 MHz) of the UHF frequency spectrum, far away from potential Wi-Fi and cell phone interference
by Robert Rives ·Posted
Musicians, DJs, sound engineers, and others looking for a workhorse pair of in-ear headphones will be pleased to hear that Sennheiser has announced a new member in its series of earphones aimed at professional users. The IE 100 PRO follows the IE 500 PRO and IE 400 PRO models and offers the same modular design elements that allow these in-ear models to function as either wired or wireless monitors. By simply attaching either the 3.5mm
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
It’s NAMM 2020, and renowned manufacturer Mackie is up to some new tricks, this time giving us a whole studio’s worth of gear, dropping at one convention. Revamping its CR series of monitors—and adding more microphones and headphones into the mix—2020 looks to be a bright year for the company. Let us enumerate exactly how. First on the block are the new entrants in the CR series. As you can see from the picture, which will surely be reproduced below (or above), these CR monitors—
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Finding solid headphones for general-purpose listening isn’t too difficult, but homing in on purpose-built cans that are optimal for drummers, vocalists, and audio engineers is a challenge on its own level. With the staggering number of headphones on the market, it can be difficult to filter your options and remain confident that you’re getting closer to a good choice. Wireless, wired, in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, open-back, closed-back, etc.… there are so many types and models to sort through. So, maybe instead of scrolling through hundreds of
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Who isn’t in the market for earphones these days? At home, taking a hike, on stage, or in the studio, you deserve great sound no matter where you are. Westone—well regarded for its earpieces, earphones, and hearing protection—has released several new models of in-ear headphones (a.k.a. earphones) to further broaden its spectrum of personal monitoring solutions.
by jaime traba ·Posted
In the time I’ve been at B&H, I’ve been lucky enough to review many types of earphones from different manufacturers. Growing from my experience in Pro Audio, earphones are a bit of a passion of mine, because they are the crossroads between my love for audio and my love for consumer tech, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Shure’s new KSE1200 Electrostatic Earphones. The KSE1200s are essentially the same earphones
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted
Are you a stage musician looking for a personal monitoring solution that doesn’t shut out the crowd—something that will balance the sound of your bandmates and the vibe of your audience without sacrificing either? Well, look no farther than this series from Westone Pro, which utilizes proprietary SLED technology to combine outside ambiance with the incoming monitor mix in a manner that’ll
by jaime traba ·Posted
I admit it: I am an audio snob, but at the same time, I find the concept of some “audiophile” gear to be ridiculous. Some people go to lengths to enjoy their music that are well beyond reasonable and border on the absurd, and my experience as a recording engineer always has me reaching for the practical approach. While I track audio at high resolution rates (24-bit, 88.2 or 96 kHz) for mixing purposes, I have never experienced a practical difference listening to a mastered album at higher-than-CD quality or one at normal CD quality (sorry Neil
by Andrew Eisele ·Posted
Astell&Kern, a company whose name is synonymous with high-fidelity mastering-quality products, has announced several new models of earphones and headphones, including the Layla II, Roxanne II