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Old 02-21-2014, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: Pros & Cons to In Ear Monitors?

Originally Posted by The Old Hyde View Post
where and how do you plug in headphones? I love my noise cancelling headphones. do you need some kind of electronics to go with them to act as a monitor?
When I had my own mixer, I plugged them straight in to the headphone jack on the board. They have great isolation and the volume was plenty high, so I never needed separate amp. When I started trusting the monitor engineer and programmable boards, I lost the mixer and got a wireless pack (although mine is hard-wired.) It sits in a cup holder under my pads.

Noise cancelling phones work best in a situation where there consistent sounds like airplane hum, road noise in a car, etc. I can't imagine them doing much good on stage.

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