Originally Posted by kilspeed111
How're you going to let people demo the IEMS? I know a lot of people are kind of afraid of what's in other people's ears, I don't really care about it though.
I have quite a few unused tips that don't fit my ears, people can use those or use their own tips if they have something that fits my IEMs...
And if everything else fails, there's always alcohol spray and/or wipes...
On a more general note:
At meetings like these, most of the equipment is privately owned. Many of us have 100s or even 1000s of euro's invested in our equipment. Many of us take great care in handling our equipment.
If someone gives you the chance to try out their stuff, treat it with respect. Even little things can have consequences. The hair-products you use could damage an exotic leather headband or earpads.
Your personal hygiene affects everything you come in contact with.
A few simple things to keep everyone happy (based on my own pet peeves and several things overheard at meetings):
- Bring eartips that fit well. Many of them can be used on different brands as well.
- Thoroughly clean your ears before the meet, bring cleaning supplies if your ears produce a lot of earwax (they will produce more than usual with multiple IEM insertions).
- If you use hair products, bring something like a cap or beanie to wear as protection.
- You will be touching a lot of other people's gear, WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN GOING TO THE TOILET!! (oh, and for those with the lame "but I don't piss on my hands excuse, you're still taking it out of your pants and I don't want your dicksweat on my gear either"). If I see you not washing your hands, you will not be touching my gear.
- If you have a cold, bring paper handkerchiefs, wash your hands often.
- If you are paranoid about things like your exotic leather earpads, perform proper maintenance before the meet. Polish/wax/oil them so they are protected.
- If you don't feel comfortable letting someone use your gear, tell them no. On the other hand, make sure you don't give people any reason to tell you no.
- Mark your gear so it can be identified as being yours.
- If you see someone stealing stuff, point him out. We'll collectively beat them up in the parkinglot before handing them over to the police.