Re: Pros & Cons to In Ear Monitors?
As others have said, in ears are great when you trust the engineer and have time to set them up. Those are the things I consider when using in ears live. I always use them when practicing with bands in my studio so I can hear my vocal and so I can hear my click if I'm using one.
I don't have any problems with feeling isolated from the other musicians on stage because if I'm not using in ears I'm always using custom mold earplugs with fold back wedges. You get used to the blocked noise that comes with in ears fairly quickly.
I don't like using the over ear headphones, they hurt my ears and give me a headache when i have them on for over half an hour.