When we first heard Fender was making in-ear monitors, we have to admit we were immensely curious; after all, the legendary guitar and amp company makes the most famous instruments and amplifiers on the planet! After doing some digging, we discovered that Fender had acquired Aurisonics last year, one of the most innovative IEM companies in the business. For our review, we choose the FXA6, which uses a combination of a Hybrid-Dynamic Balanced Armature and a custom 9.25 rare-earth driver to deliver a gigantic sound.
UE’s second collaboration with the legendary Capitol Studios, UE Pro Reference Remastered provide an incredibly detailed custom in-ear monitor designed to recreate an acoustically treated studio experience. Made for musicians, audio engineers and audiophiles alike, the Pro Reference Remastered gives you a completely transparent/uncolored headphone mix, perfect for critical listening settings, monitor mixing or even studio recording.
New to the UE Pro lineup this year, the Sound Tap is an innovative, game-changing personal monitoring DI that allows a musician to transform any sound source into a feed for in-ear monitors. Also new to the 2017 lineup is the UE 18+ Pro, a completely re-imagined version of the flagship model of IEM from UE and boy, does it sound good.
Based in Orlando, FL, Clear Tune Monitors have one of the most diverse lineups of custom IEMs on the market. CT-6E sport 6 drivers per ear (1 high, 1 mid, 1 low mid, and dual low) and provide up to -26dB of noise isolation. Clear Tune has one of the biggest selections of shell color and faceplate and offer custom artwork for all their IEMs.
The Versa is the newest custom in-ear monitor from Alclair and designed to be an extremely affordable entry-level custom IEM. The Mineappolis-based company has quickly become one of our favorite IEM makers in the past couple years due to their high quality products and fantastic customer service, and true to their reputation, the Versa does not disappoint in sound and features.