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Best In Ear Monitors

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So, what are the best in ear monitors?

Unlike off-the-shelf universal earphones / in ear monitors, the question really isnít that clear cut - There isnít a 1 size fits all answer basically!

Everyone will have different requirements, different needs, budgets will vary of course also, you may just be an audiophile looking for a great sound, a musician that needs to hear the mix perfectly and nicely balanced or a DJ that wants ear protection but with extra low end rumble...In other words, you need to tailor what you require to the right in ear monitors

What we can say is that we know where the best place in the UK is to buy the Best In Ear Montiors, with us, The Headphone Company!

We currently range custom in ear monitors by...JH Audio, ACS, Alien Ears, Westone, Minerva, ProGuard, Sleek Audio, Puretone, Unique Melody, Rooth and 1964 Ears - Sensaphonics and Starkey should be with us shortly! We are also able to offer the full range of universal in ear monitors from Shure and Westone, with or without custom sleeves

We believe that no matter what your requirement is that weíll have the right product or more likely choice of products for you! With the selection that we have available to us in addition to having a dedicated custom department with an in-house designer thatís always on hand with his iMac, Magic Mouse and Photoshop to take care of your artwork, your purchase will be hassle free and managed from start-to-finish, this, we can guarantee!



Already have some top-end universal in ear monitors / earphones? We are also able to take your working universals and turn them into a custom in ear monitor by reshelling them using your drivers and a new crossover, on some models we can even add in new drivers for an improved sound and performance

Good news! From today you can also contact our department for custom in ear monitors, 7 days per week on 01920 876 958, lines are now open Monday - Sunday, 9.00am - 9.00pm (formerly just office hours)

Need Ear Impressions? No problem, we have that covered also with our own in-house qualified professional taking ear impressions 7 days per week at our offices or with you at your premises (office, home, work, studio, backstage, music shop, music college, during rehearsal, etc). Donít worry if youíre not within our catchment, weíll help you get in touch with an audiologist in your area!

Want to browse now? Then Click Here to go straight to all our custom in ear monitors


Ear Impressions: How much do they Cost?

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So you want custom IEMs, in ear monitors or ear plugs, you need ear impressions, but how much do they cost?

Prices can vary but you do have a choice, there are a range of national chains that will be able to help but also local independents that you may not even realise are there

Typically you would expect to pay about £35 for a pair of ear impressions, some centres may charge up to £50, this often happens if they are a busy centre, so if their time is limited, they will charge a premium - Always check prices before before you book an appointment but never pay more than £50 for a pair of ear impressions where you will be attending an appointment at their premises. If you are looking for a mobile ear impression appointment then you would expect to pay slightly more than £35

At The Headphone Company we have an in-house qualified and insured ear impression taker, we offer appointments at our premises in Hertfordshire, but we also offer a mobile service that covers London, Hertfordshire, Essex & some areas of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Middlesex. Our prices range from £35 and we are able to visit you any day of the week including evenings and weekends

During your appointment we can also give advice on any of our custom ear protection products or any of our custom in-ear monitors if required, a service that is ideal for music schools & colleges, studios, musicians, bands and music shops, etc

Need more detail or help on ear impression costs?

For a full list of our services for ear impressions Click Here or to talk to our ear impression department directly, call us on: 01920 876 959 (Lines Open: Mon - Sun, 9.00am - 9.00pm) or email by Clicking Here


Need Ear Impressions in London, Hertfordshire or Essex?

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Where to get Ear Impressions?

If you are looking for custom in ear monitors, custom IEMs or custom ear protection / ear plugs youíll be needing ear impressions...

We have a range of ear impression services through our own ear impression department using our qualified professional - We can offer urgent same day mobile appointments; day, evening or weekend mobile appointments in addition to appointments at our premises right through to corporate and business on-site day rates! Charges range from £35 per set of ear impressions although many of the custom products that we offer include ear impressions for FREE or with great savings if you choose a mobile appointment!

We can currently offer custom in ear monitors (custom IEMs), or custom ear protection / ear plugs by JH Audio, ACS, Alien Ears, Westone, Minerva, ProGuard, Sleek Audio, Puretone, Unique Melody and possibly Ultimate Ears in the near future

For a full list of our services for ear impressions Click Here or to talk to our ear impression department directly, call us on: 01920 876 959 (Lines Open: Mon - Sun, 9.00am - 9.00pm) or email by Clicking Here


NEW ACS Custom In Ear Monitors

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1 of the worldís greatest soft silicone in-ear monitors just got even better...How?

Well, ACS Custom have combined the drivers from their Classic T1 and T2 In Ear Monitors with the all-new crossover and replaceable cable from their Live! In Ear Monitors

The integrated crossover means the engineers at ACS Custom have been able to push this combination of drivers even further giving you even more detail whilst retaining all of the body and breadth that you expect resulting in perfect balance and unparalleled depth whatever it is that youíre listening to...



Based on their proprietary cable design, the new T1 and T2 In Ear Monitors offer removable cables featuring one of the smallest and most resilient connections around, by keeping the connector as small as possible this means that ACS Custom can keep the cable on your In Ear Monitors discreet and mounting the socket right in the silicone means your cables will stay put during your performance but come loose if the cable is pulled from the ear minimising the risk of damage

Some great advances with real benefits and very exciting for the rest of 2012, take a look at the ACS Custom range of In Ear Monitors from their T-Series and Live! ranges by Clicking Here


In Ear Monitors UK

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Need Custom In Ear Monitors in the UK? Unsure where to start? Need advice, a choice of many of the top brands from around the world and all from a single store based in the UK?

Then read on...

At The Headphone Company we believe that being able to purchase Custom In Ear Monitors in the UK should be a simple, no fuss task! This is why we have taken care of the hard work, so you donít have to!

We can currently offer Custom In Ear Monitors with 1-6 or even 8 drivers from JH Audio, ACS, Alien Ears, Westone, Minerva, ProGuard, Sleek Audio, Puretone, Unique Melody and possibly Ultimate Ears in the near future



With a range so vast we can easily take care of your requirements for Custom In Ear Monitors, so, no matter what your budget, or how many drivers, or how quick you need them, or what colour, or if you need a fixed / detachable cable, weíll match your needs to the right Custom In Ear Monitors

No international phone calls, no time delays with email responses, no import duty or additional taxes, we are UK based with a UK phone number, we can even take care of your designer bespoke artwork - Simple!

Not only do we have a UK number but we also have a dedicated custom department with an expert waiting to take your call, so, no matter what your query may be, we can help you on: 01920 876 958 (Lines Open: Mon - Sun, 9.00am - 9.00pm) or if you simply want to browse and shop now then Click Here to view some of the best Custom In Ear Monitors in the UK and from around the world, your ears will love you weíre sure!


Custom IEMs UK

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Need Custom IEMs in the UK? Unsure where to start? Need advice, a choice of many of the top brands from around the world and all from a single store based in the UK?

Then read on...

At The Headphone Company we believe that being able to purchase Custom IEMs in the UK should be a simple, no fuss task! This is why we have taken care of the hard work, so you donít have to!

So I guess being able to play with some demo units and talking to an expert face-to-face could help? You want ear impressions taken at the same time by a qualified professional and have your order handled from end-to-end, start-to-finish by 1 company? Donít want the hassle of not knowing how good your ear impressions are until itís too late, donít want the hassle of shipping costs, bank fees, import duty?

At The Headphone Company, In Ear Monitors is what we do! We are the home of custom in ear monitors in the UK, you wonít find a better selection anywhere else, you wonít find a better selection of demo models anywhere else! You wonít find another company in the UK that is more experienced and dedicated to looking after you, the musician, the audiophile!

We can currently offer Custom IEMs in the UK with 1-6 or even 8 drivers from JH Audio, ACS, 1964 Ears, Alien Ears, Heir Audio, Westone, Minerva, Rooth, ProGuard, Sleek Audio, Puretone, Unique Melody and possibly Ultimate Ears in the near future



With a range so vast we can easily take care of your Custom IEM needs, so, no matter what your budget, or how many drivers, or how quick you need them, or what colour, or if you need a fixed / detachable cable, weíll match your needs to the right Custom IEM

No international phone calls, no time delays with email responses, no import duty or additional taxes, we are UK based with a UK phone number, we can even take care of your designer bespoke artwork - Simple!

Not only do we have a UK number but we also have a dedicated custom IEM department with an expert waiting to take your call, so, no matter what your query may be, we can help you on: 01920 876 958 (Lines Open: Mon - Sun, 9.00am - 9.00pm) or if you simply want to browse and shop now then Click Here to view some of the best Custom IEMs in the UK and from around the world, your ears will love you weíre sure!


ACS Custom

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Did you know that after 2 years of R&D ACS Custom have recently launched their Live! Series Monitors? With dual or triple driver options along with a new integrated crossover and a replaceable cable the T-Series just got better!

The revised and improved IEMs offer an enviable feature set brought about with meticulous attention to detail and design. Their driver configuration brings you a broad rich sound combined with the impeccable fit and comfort created by the discreet soft silicone mould resulting in an in-ear monitor that feels and sounds completely natural allowing you to control your sound and focus on your performance...



When ACS Custom created the new Live! Series they didnít just add another driver and call it ground breaking. They looked at the build, the wiring, the crossover, the components, the cable, the plug, the joints, the finish and even the case they send them in so that every aspect of their product is delivering what they want it to - Rest assured that you are buying Quality! Right now, buy from us and youíll not only receive FREE delivery but weíll also include a FREE spare cable worth £30

Find the dual and triple driver ACS Live! Series IEMs by Clicking Here & if you need custom monitors or any kind of ear protection and want some personal human-to human advice donít forget that we have a dedicated custom department, weíll have all the answers to your questions, we can be reached on 01920 876 958


Custom Earphones

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If you are serious about your music as a consumer or are a performing musician that requires the best fit, sound, isolation and comfort then a custom monitor is a must!

Custom Fit
All custom earphones will require a set of ear impressions, the impressions of your ears are then used to make the custom earphones ensuring that they fit perfectly with every shape and contour of your ears - This makes them very easy to use, placing them in the ear and removing them becomes a no-fuss process vs any standard in-ear monitor / earphone. In addition to this the fitting becomes extremely secure with very little chance of them falling out during a performance for example



Sound
As custom earphones are hand built using only the finest parts and materials the sound attained is unrivalled vs any off the shelf earphone, also with no foam tip or sleeve to dampen or alter the sound signature you can be assured that the quality that hits your ear is unaltered and as close to true as possible. You also have a choice of drivers to match not only your budget but also the sound that you require, custom earphones are available in: single, dual, triple and five driver models

Isolation
Offering the best seal possible, ultimately the isolation will hit perfection and certainly the highest you will find with any earphone / monitor available. Often classed as "perfect fit" or "leaktight seals" you will find that noise level reduction would be in the region of 25 dB, eg: same as standing beside a petrol lawnmower (usually 100 dB) but only hearing around 70 dB which is equivalent to an electric hoover




Comfort
Again, owing to the custom nature and the material used (silicone) comfort cannot be rivalled by any other product, not only are the custom earphones matched to your ear shape but they will also soften with your ears heat, leading to enhanced comfort and zero ear fatigue meaning that hours of use is achievable without them causing ear ache which is often found with off the shelf earphones after a few hours of constant use, they are therefore great for travelling, performing or TV / Studio work




At present we can offer through our site:
ACS Customs: ACS T1, ACS T2 & ACS T3
JH Audio: Coming Soon (Hopefully)
Puretone: Puretone Classic & Flex
Sleek Audio: CT6 & CT7
Westone: Elite ES1, ES2, ES3, ES3x, ES5 + AC1 & AC2

If you would like to enter the world of custom earphones but donít quite have the budget you may also want to take a look at our custom earphone sleeve service, we are able to make custom sleeves for all Shure Earphones, Etymotic and also the Sennheiser IE range - For just £90 which includes having your impressions taken we can give you all the benefits of custom fit for an off the shelf earphone!

To view the full range of Custom Earphones / IEMs on our site: Click Here