The easiset way to see if this will work for you is to plug your earbuds into the Aux send on your mixer and see if you get enough volume. If you get enough volume, then the only thing you will need is an adapter to deliver the mono signal to both left and right earbuds. We have adapters available on our website.
We invented the IXM In-Ear Monitor System because we wanted to get our band set up with an in-ear monitor system, and like most bands... we were on a budget. We needed something inexpensive but still Pro quality. Here's the story:
First we thought about getting wired in-ear monitor systems like the Shure PSM600 wired in-ear monitor system... but then we would have two cables hanging down. One for the in-ear signal and one for our instrument.
Then we thought about getting wireless in-ear monitor systems. We looked into getting Shure, Sennheiser or even Nady wireless systems. The Shure and Sennheiser systems seemed better but were definitely more expensive... and we would still have an instrument cable hanging down.
We decided that having one cable hanging down was normal to us. We didn't mind that at all. Going completely wireless (getting a wireless in-ear system and a wireless instrument system for each guy) was way out of our price range and besides... our bass player liked the sound of a cable better than a wireless transmitter anyway.
This is when the idea came to us, why not combine the instrument signal cable and a wired in-ear monitor signal cable into one cable... like a mini snake.
Voila! Perfect. We decided to use a headphone amp to deliver all the in-ear monitor signals to each guy... like a recording studio. It was cheaper, reliable and made for a really lightweight belt pack.
After a bunch of experimentation we arrived at the IXM In-Ear Monitor System, the cable is currently under patent pending.
We Decided to use standard, road worthy XLR and 1/4 inch cables for the signal paths... And we found some really strong beltclips. As you can tell, we were tired of little proprietary connectors breaking and those wire belt clips getting caught and bent at gigs.
We guarantee you will not be disappointed!
1) Wireless systems tend to adversely effect sound quality with compander circuits, RF interference and dropouts. A lot of professionals prefer the pristine sound of a good cable over the sound of a wireless instrument system even if they are using wireless in-ear monitors.
2) Another drawback to wireless systems is that you need to change batteries often.
3) Wireless systems can be expensive. Especially because in order to go completely wireless, you must buy two separate wireless systems one for your instrument and one for your in-ear monitors. Also, wearing two belt packs can get a bit bulky.
All of these problems can be solved by using the IXM In-Ear Monitor System.
The IXM has the advantage of offering you an instrument send down the same cable that your in-ear mix is on. This makes for a light weight, streamlined system.