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which one should I take for on stage monitoring?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Hi, I am a drummer and I need IEMs for stage. I can buy SE535 for $340 new. Other options are IE8 for $325, or custom SpiralEars SE 2-way pro for $360 or anything else which you will recommend to me :) I think Shure's are pretty good deal, as they cost here over 500USD (Im living in Poland) and customs from spiral ears don't have detachable cable, which I'm sure I will need, because I'm shredder of the cables :D I need your help fast :))) Sorry for my poor english.

post #2 of 23

What's your budget?


Edited by Synergy Sound - 8/1/11 at 5:04am
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

$360 (the price of SE) is the most I can spend. Also prices here can vary a little from those in US.

post #4 of 23

Earsonics Sm3 is a great IEMs for drummers. The new model V2 comes with detachable cables but cost over 360..

You can also order them from USA or other shop outside Poland

post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

Ok, but is this better than SE535? I mean is there anything better for my purposes than SE535 in the price range up to 360$? Because I can get Shure in this price discounted from over 500$, and if they are not the best even up to 360$ (no to mention the 500$) then Shure SE535 is huuugely overpriced. Should I get them, or should I search for something else? :P

post #6 of 23

These all are recommended SM3, UM3x, SE535 and they sound close in term of sound quality without major flaws. So if you can get SE535 for that price then they are worth it because midrange clarity, clear highs and good bass extention with removable cable and better fit.


Edited by ZARIM - 8/1/11 at 10:46am
post #7 of 23

To be honest, IE8 is not a very good choice, i think...SM3 or UM3 will do..

post #8 of 23

I agree, the IE8 would be good for hip hop but not for stage.

post #9 of 23

Since you are a drummer, Future Sonics Atrio will work for you as well (assuming bass is what you want to listen most).

post #10 of 23

GR07 is very capable and neutral.

post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 

And what about J-phonic K2? I'm quite intrigued by their level of customization, origin and affordable price :D

post #12 of 23

Future Sonics Atrio are perfect for a drummer on stage.

post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 

When I think about Future Sonic Atrio, Fischer Audio DBA-02 comes in my mind, because of the price range. And also VSONIC GR07. Which one should do the best for my purposes? I think I'm going to use them with Fiio E11.

 

How much worse those pieces are than SE535 or J-phonics?

post #14 of 23

I'd say go for Dba-02

DBA02 are of course not comparable to SE535 but for what its worth, they are not bad at all..

post #15 of 23

The dba-02 are treble boosted (which you don't want for stage monitoring) and don't have the bass you want for stage monitoring, either.

 

The Atrio and Gr07 are your choices, read up on them and consider that stage needs are slightly different than private listening at home needs.

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