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  1. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I will. Getting my new impressions done on Friday so already looking forward to some (hopefully) better isolation.
  2. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Just ordered a set of custom quads from Robert at LUGS - should have them in a couple of weeks. Will keep everyone who’s interested updated. He has been very helpful so far in answering my questions and seems very amenable. Proof is in the listening of course, but so far, so good Order was for clear shells, red(right) faceplate, blue(left) faceplate, thermosoft tips and std 2 pin recessed connector. Went for a 2x low, 1x mid and 1x high arrangement.
  3. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Well it wasn’t me so I have no idea 🤔....😂
  4. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    @tonyf - probably not the UE900s to start with - i was thinking of a new quad custom first. I just need to find the time to get some impressions done. If the quads are OK, i might get the UE900s done as a backup pair
  5. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Me too - my main goal at the moment is isolation (something I’m not getting from universals despite trying a lot of different tips) and the combination of a quad with those soft tips at that price means it’s probably worth a try
  6. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    They look pretty interesting - I’ve got some UE900s that could be reshelled and the quad driver customs with the thermosoft tips might be worth a shot.
  7. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    that's what i do - works very well. My FOH sound is very different to my IEM sound but from the same input. I also do the same for the drummer (also on IEMs) whereas the two guitarists still like good 'ol wedges and prefer living with having their ears blasted....
  8. intime-nick

    Line 6 Helix.

    That’s the way I’m thinking of going - I’ve got a B3 and like it but heard good things about the B3n. My Helix will be up for sale shortly as I can’t see it being used anytime soon. The only thing I don’t like about the B3n is the lack of an XLR out which seems like a bit of an oversight
  9. intime-nick

    Line 6 Helix.

    Yeah, I’ve played the past few gigs straight from my wireless into the XR18 with the inbuilt Sansamp effect inserted on my two channels (one for FOH and one for IEM so I can get different mixes & tones) and it’s working very well. It’s actually nice being able to play and sing and not have to screw around with my helix. I go through phases of not wanting any effects and then coming back to the latest multi-effects gizmo - I think I’m finally bored with effects and really like the sound of my new Warwick Streamer Jazzman with little enhancement (but that may change !). Nothing wrong with the helix at all (apart from the poor engineering on the LT expression pedal which annoys me more than it probably should) As for the helix parts - my day job has got very busy recently so when I get time away from designing drum kits, I may be able to get back onto it (haven’t forgotten about your belt clip connector holder though !)
  10. intime-nick

    Line 6 Helix.

    I feel my dalliance with the Helix is coming to an end. It's been fun but, like the Kemper and various multi-effects before it, the novelty has worn off and i seem to spend more time messing with it than playing. I always end up with pretty much the same sound anyway so it's back to the Sansamp BDDI straight to the PA/IEMs I think. Might keep it for a bit to see if i change my mind but otherwise, I'll stick it in the for sale section (along with various screen protectors, smoothound wireless and flightcase etc)
  11. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    ouch - damaged on the way to JH or on the way back ?
  12. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    I think that’s a good point, a custom reshelled UE900s would be a different animal to the stock universal fitment. Even after all this time using universals of various types, I’ve only just found some tips that are comfortable and isolate effectively. I’ve tried comply tips before (as I found they isolated the best) but found them a bit itchy after a while and have shied away from memory foam types until recently when I’ve started using these ones that are more comfortable and fit very well (for me, it’s a very personal thing of course) Earphone Buds Replacement 6 Pairs, New Bee Earbuds Tips Premium Memory Foam Earbuds Soft Cushion Earpad Noise Cancelling Suitable for Headphones with 5mm-7mm Tips (S/M/L, Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071NZJ7QR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_i_q1CeBb5PF92TC
  13. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    i didn't realise they'd stopped making the UE900s. As for the KZs - as a cheap IEM or a backup for a full custom IEM i don't think you can fault them. At £30ish a pair, even if they have a relatively short life, they still represent pretty good value for money. We have a few gigs lined up over the next weeks so I'll be giving them a fair test. What'll be interesting, apart from how they sound in a live band environment, is how the cables fair - most of the OEM and aftermarket ones I have start corroding with the green tinge of cable death after only a few months.
  14. intime-nick

    In Ear Monitors - help needed...

    Having jumped on this particular bandwagon and got a pair of the KZ ZS10s for £30 (!), I tried them with some new foam tips (the stock silicone ones didn't seal in my ears very well) at band rehearsal for the first time this week. I normally use my UE900s which are great for the money but, and rather surprisingly, the KZs were at the very least on a par with them and in some areas far better (i'm no audiophile or good at describing sounds etc). They go deeper with no muddiness, the vocals & general midrange were far clearer and the high end was smooth and clear without being overly emphasised or brittle. So yeah, i bought them as a backup for my UE900s but i think it'll end up working the other way round. As to their long-term longevity - we'll see, but for £30 i may get a back up for the back up !!
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