Best Earphones for Musicians and Stage Monitoring
Last Updated on March 14th, 2013.
Westone UM3X is poised to take over as the best earphone for stage monitoring. It has three drivers and and a true three-way crossover configuration, and best of all, it's the only earphone with all those features and a universal fit too. The Westone UM2 is still a great option for live concert monitoring, but the UM3X
is the cream of the crop for discriminating professionals. If you want earphones with removable cables the Shure SE535, Westone UM3X-RC and UM2-RC have just that.
If you're considering more affordable options...
The Shure SE215
and Westone UM1
with Epic Braided Cables, all of which have single drivers. The Shure SE215 has stronger bass because it features a dynamic driver. It has the same removable cables as the top of the line SE535. Comfort and fit on all these models is excellent for live performances.