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    Hi guys,
    I am getting ready for a gig and cannot find proper in-ears for monitoring my drums during the gig. I am currently using high-impedance Sannheiser head-phones (over the ears), as this way I get the reachest sound without distortion. But they are bulky and fit better for rehearsal than for the gig.
    Any good advice? Are there any good in-ears which will give me good reach sound?
    I use only the headphone output on my TD-20X

    Thanks! Hope to find a solution soonest
    Last edited by Deicide5997; 05-12-18, 04:09 AM.

  • #2
    Depends what you want to spend....
    *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
    Yamaha & Roland modules. DTX,TM-2, EC-10m, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPad. Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Zoom ARQ. Loads o' synth modules. & some ukes

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    • #3
      Understand that good gear costs $. Anything up to $250? Does not have to be high end, but good enough to have undistorted and loud sound

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      • #4
        In this budget range, I'd look at the UM Pro series.

        https://www.westone.com/store/music/...um-pro-series/

        I went with the 20's, myself. I wanted less mid range. If you write them, and explain what you desire in sound, they'll direct you to what is best for you. Be sure to them your application.

        I tried the higher end Shures. I wasn't impressed enough for the money Shure asks. The Westones' quality and sound are worth what you pay.
        Alan
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Deicide5997 View Post
          Understand that good gear costs $. Anything up to $250? Does not have to be high end, but good enough to have undistorted and loud sound
          You'll be surprised - even 25/$35 MEE M6 Pros work fine. For cans I highly recommend Sennheiser HD205 which stay on your head and are bulky,
          *** Never buy a module without MIDI IN ***
          Yamaha & Roland modules. DTX,TM-2, EC-10m, SP-404. Multi12. TrapKat. ControlPad. Wavedrum. Handsonic. Dynacord RhythmStick. MPC. Paiste 2002/Signatures. Cajons. Djembes. Darbuka. Windsynth. MIDI Bass. Tenori-on. Zoom ARQ. Loads o' synth modules. & some ukes

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          • #6
            Thanks, I will give MEE M6 a try and report.
            appreciate your inputs!
            rock on

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            • #7
              I've been happy with the M6's as well. For $50 US, they sound great. Nothing compared to the higher end stuff though.
              TD50 Digital Pack, TD30 and TD9 Modules, custom made pads, Gen16 crashes, and hats plus a few other things that I'm not sure what to do with or why they're still in my kit. Bands: Espada http://www.musicaespada.com/ and JamCo https://www.facebook.com/JamcoEntertainment, https://www.jamcoband.com/

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              • #8
                Another thing that works great is making your own molds for 10 bucks! https://www.amazon.com/Radians-CEP00...olded+earplugs there are several videos online that show you how to do it, works great!
                TD50 Digital Pack, TD30 and TD9 Modules, custom made pads, Gen16 crashes, and hats plus a few other things that I'm not sure what to do with or why they're still in my kit. Bands: Espada http://www.musicaespada.com/ and JamCo https://www.facebook.com/JamcoEntertainment, https://www.jamcoband.com/

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                • #9
                  This will be my next pair everyone seems really happy with these and they were cheaper than my Shure. These are the newer ones but the older ones have gotten great reviews.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BWaj View Post
                    Another thing that works great is making your own molds for 10 bucks! https://www.amazon.com/Radians-CEP00...olded+earplugs there are several videos online that show you how to do it, works great!
                    I second this. I spent a bit more and had to borrow a vacuum pump from my kids school to degas the 2 pack silicone I used but I turned a $20 pair of soundmagic ba iems into fantastically isolating units.

                    The isolation is such a critical element of sound quality that it is worth making the effort to get right.

                    I use spiral reference monitors for gigs and they are awesome but the homemade units are scarily close in sound quality.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Stixx777 View Post
                      This will be my next pair everyone seems really happy with these and they were cheaper than my Shure. These are the newer ones but the older ones have gotten great reviews.
                      I have a pair of these and they are good but quite bulky and I struggle to get a good and consistent isolation when I'm moving around with them in.

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