I would really like to go the in ear route, but I am certain, that after I spend a bunch of money, Line 6 will be finished their wireless, in-ear system with L6 link technology! That is what I think.....and hope is coming! But, I may be a little too impatient...always the case.
As you can see, I've taken the liberty of creating a "new topic" from that excellent "real world" query posted here http://line6.com/sup...view=getnewpost by Digital-sound.
I've done so because I'm not only certain that many other DreamStage folk share that quandary, but I'm also confident that there are many out there who already have vast experience of different IEM systems …and who will be generous enough to share some of it here.
To "kick off", here's my "two cents worth"...
Aside from all of the extruded bovine fecal matter (…ahem…) that this subject's prompted on IdeaScale, (and other platforms) ...to my mind Line 6's recent acquisition by Yamaha makes one thing plain:
It's highly likely to be many months before that new "coalition" is stable enough for ANY further "revolutionary" products to hit the marketplace.
So I'd reckon that the immediate implementation of a reliable wireless IEM system, from among any of those that have a proven track record, may well prove to have been a very wise move indeed, when that decision is revisited some years from now.
"Proven track record ?"
...For me that would indicate a choice from just three: Lectrosonics, Sennheiser and Shure.
"Most performers will find IEMs to be more trouble than they're worth, because they can't employ the personnel required to ensure consistent monitoring from gig to gig, the correct inclusion of ambient information also being vital to that monitoring as a result of the isolation imposed by the blocking effect of earpieces."
That had been my position for most of my (very long) audio life.
Until the M20d.
Because the power inherent in "multiple saving and labelling" of its "Linked Monitor Mode" and inbuilt effects means that time spent "in the garage" (albeit quite a bit of time) will yield unprecedentedly consistent results that are exquisitely tailored to the ears of each individual performer, for an infinite multitude of gigs and configurations.
So, for the very first time, performers can both afford and BE their own "monitor guys", ...secure in the knowledge that what they're hearing "tonight" will not only accurately reflect what's happening "out front", but can also be reproduced "tomorrow night", or at any future "repeat" gig.