Some arguments as to why in-ear monitors are better than traditional options like headphones/stage monitors: better sound quality, optimal volume levels, elimination of feedback, and advantages that relate to hearing health. Live musicians have been on them for a while, a lot of DJs are switching over, and here two models from Audio-Technica offering accurate response at two different price points.
Priced at $199, the ATH-E50 features a specifically designed housing that provides maximum isolation. This allows for dependable performance on stage, and on-the-go producers will benefit from the ATH-E50’s single balanced armature driver, which promises consistent sound reference for a variety of sonic environments. The model includes 4 types of silicone eartips for custom fit, and the flexible memory cable guarantees long-lasting comfort.
The ATH-E70 is Audio-Technica’s flagship in-ear model in the E-Series, and the steep price tag ($399) is justified by the three (vs. one for E50) balanced armature drivers that produce accurate and extended response across the entire frequency range. This model is designed for professionals that require most detailed sound whether on stage or in the studio, and similar to the E50s, these are designed for maximum sound isolation and long-lasting comfort.
Both models are available at Turntable Lab now, check links below: