db technologies in ear
I'm thinking about buying the db 2200 IEM system. However it seems like only a few people use it. Why is that? Is it because they are crap? or just not very well known?
Normally I don't buy budget gear, but in ears are so expensive and since my band only play few shows it's not an option to buy something like psm700. Right now we are renting in ears but that's kinda expensive too.
These should also be easy for a hire if you find you have a fault and need one in a hurry
I've looked at the dbTech unit but couldn't finsd anyone to give me a real hands on opinion
I busting to see one of the budget companies to get into this so as to shake-up the market place
The Sennheiser Evolution stuff does look very cool but is very expensive
Is it possible for part of your band to stay wired ?
I've tried the sennheisers but they're almost two times the price of the db :cry:
Two things to consider:
I would recommend that you do not use the in-ear buds provided with the package. Those are nice for your walkman as they are from Sony :wink: . I use Sennheisers IE3. Shure E-3 would be a sturdier solution, for just a little more money.
Custom molds are mandatory I'd say. I have worked with foam and silicon buds but find that they almost negate your investement.
With the additional receiver, bought extra, we both use a mono line, me left, him right and it works perfect.
SO we distributed a stereo signal into 2 mono. And saved 500$.
Prior to that i alonoe owned db's 2200 and went stereo.
Its a hassle. You really need a good signal chain, and get used to listening it to a stereo.
I was really bothered by it, and going to mono was more natural. WHat i mean is that if you dont have a good setup ( a good stereo mix form the FOH/monitoring desk) prior to what is coming into your transmitter, stereo is not going to help you a lot!
Also what i find great wioth the dB's IEM products, the bulit-in limiter is a charm. I have heard that soem sehnheiser models dont have it? I guess the less expensive ones.
On the other hand custom earmoulds will help you greately like cfaalm already confirmed. THe bass is a lot better even with the provided in-ears, but still not hi-fi.
FOr that i would go and will someday for the 300$+ range of in-ears.
As far as staying wired is concerned, i need to be wireless and the bassist, because we move.
Drumemr is wired and the keyboardist too. The otherguitrist stays infront of his pedalboard all the time, and he has 20f of headphone cable...
djrr3k, can you tell more about what you are using from sensaphonic?
Hope that helps, feel free to ask any more questions.