Hi all you in ear mad men and women
I have always been a wedge type person, but the new band uses only IEMs. So, I needed something that was within my budget and several of my fellow musicians own a pair of Alien Ears and gave me some tips. Well modern times have caught up to me and as all of you know we have to start somewhere. So, to make a long story somewhat short, I decided to dive into the world of IEM's and do some research.
After looking at all the different manufactures I decided to purchase IEM's from Alien Ears. 1.) I needed something that was not expensive and 2.) that is reliable. 3.) was recommended by band members. I purchased them filling out the required information, which was simple enough, and read the documentation about the process, which was clear and detailed anyone could understand.
I ordered them on Jan. 30, 2014 and I expected a 6 to 8 week wait time, but to my shock, they arrived a week earlier than projected. Yeah, I used them on the day I received them. As always it takes a little getting used to, you know the feel of the material in your ears, the mic positioning on the amp and tweaking all the band members sound in your channel and etc..
I'm not going to go into detail, about the quality, the specifications on frequencies, because everyone hears something different. I had an audiologist take the molds at thirty dollar charge, which was cheaper than I expected. After receiving the IEMs the fit was perfect, better than expected. This being my first pair of IEMs I have no honest comparison of how practical and efficient the sound produced in my head is compared to the very high dollar competitors. I can hear the highs, the bass thumping and the drums kicking butt. I can only honestly say, IEMs should have been developed decades ago, yea I know technology wasn't there yet, but I don't have feed back problems or the over whelming lead vocalist in my monitor. I like the Alien Ears monitoring set I have.
I ordered the triple drive IEMs Alien Ears have to offer, with a few added bells and whistles, added texture, engraving, but not over the top elite decorations, just something that would serve the purpose intended for the band requirements.
I was very surprised to receive the IEMs so quick. I never call a manufacture unless the shipping date has passed, they have enough to do without someone constantly calling and asking 'when is it going to ship,' or some other question that will delay shipping of my or another individuals IEMs. Let them do their job, I guess I should say. I've read all the negative comments and I have come to the conclusion, that I'm a lucky man. I never have any major issues with any manufactures that would drive me to warn others of a product that one person may have had an unlucky day with. If the product was so bad, they would have gone out of business a long time ago or will go out of business eventually.
Well the bottom line is, if you have money and are really particular about having the 'so called best' in town. Then, go for it, but if you need a cost effective and reliable IEMs the Alien Ears work for me. I was updated on all and any status changes on the order and the shipping was perfect. The Alien Ears case might be a little too soft for my tastes, but a quick trip to a gun store and a six dollar pistol case will keep my IEMs safe and protect from any damage.
If I have any difficulties with my Alien Ears I will be updating this page, but until then 'Music is life long experience, so have fun with it.'
Hope everything goes your way today.