Best In Ear Monitors For Drummers in 2021

Best In Ear Monitors For Drummers in 2018

Let’s face it.

Nothing is more exhilarating than performing.

It makes your heart rate go 100 miles an hour and when the crowd starts responding, it’s just one of the best feeling ever.

However, to really do your part as a drummer, you need to hear the music in your ears.

These in ear monitors will help you do just that.

Best In Ear Monitors For Drummers

MEE audio Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician's in-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables (Smoke) (Model: M6PRO 1st Generation) (Discontinued)
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Universal-fit noise-isolating in-ear monitors perfect for use on and off the stage
  • Studio-tuned sound with crystal clarity and deep bass

From professional musicians to casual listeners these in-ear monitors are well-liked for their sound quality, versatility, and level of isolation. Drummers appreciate that the M6 comes with two detachable cables – one with a mic and volume control, the other for audio only. Users typically find the fit comfortable for extended use.

Users enjoy having a choice of foam and silicon ear tips. Most agree the right fit is important to achieve the right sound balance, amount of isolation, and level of comfort. Particularly for professionals on stage, it seems the M6 delivers clear and clean sound with a flat response.

IEM earphones HiFi IEM earphones Drummer Earphones Wired in Ear Monitor, Noise Isolation Drummers IEMs Earphones Over the Ear headphones (Black)...
  • AUDIO QUALITY: Clean, Crisp, acoustically precise; accurate bass, midrange and high end. Single "Wide Dynamic Range"...
  • COMFORT: Enjoy them for hours and hours. Soft hypo-allergenic Silicon rubber Twist-Locks and Tips for double acoustic...
  • FIT: "Over The Ear" style. Stays securely in your ear to "funnel" sound deep into your ear canal. Won't fall out or...

If you’re used to over the ear headphones, this IEM is recommended by other first-time users because they come with a lot of useful accessories, sound great and efficiently isolate noise. People find them easy to use. Some find the fit less than perfect and are bothered by have to adjust them constantly when playing.

Others mention the adapter not functioning properly, resulting in the sound cutting in and out. Performers, including singers and drummers, single out the dependability of the 3.5mm jack. In general, the PA-1 provides an effective in-ear monitor solution for a variety of studio and stage environments.

BASN Bsinger BC100 in Ear Monitor Headphones Universal Fit Noise Isolating IEM Earphones for Musicians Singers Studio Audiophiles (Brown)
  • PERSONALITY AND PROFESSION - Evolved from personal monitor technology, BASN Bsinger BC100 in ears have been tested by...
  • AWESOME SOUND ISOLATION - Comfortable silicon sound isolating sleeves block up to 25 dB of ambient noise. Sound...
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND COMFORT - Ergonomic in-ear earbud is so light that BASN ear monitors are designed to have a rest in ears...

Music lovers and professional musicians alike are attracted to the BASN Bsinger BC100 because they are functional, comfortable, sturdy, and totally block out sound. They also liked that it came with extra ear pieces and cleaning tools. When moving around behind a kit or a microphone, professionals remark on how well the moulded earpiece stays put and the behind-the-ear hook makes it very secure.

Professionals recognize the ability of IEMs to sufficiently handle mid-range and high tones, but find that low-end frequencies are missing fullness of sound. While some users did report unreliable frequency response and muddied tones, most found the sound to be high quality, crisp and clean.

ROCUSO Noise-Isolating Musician's in Ear Monitor, Wired Over Ear Stereo Bass Headphones with Microphone, Waterproof Sport Earbuds for Running,...
  • HIGH SOUND QUALITY- Powerful deep bass and crisp clear highs, Enjoy the stereo, HD, and acoustic sound quality with our...
  • ERGOFIT DESIGN &NOISE ISOLATION- Unique ergonomic comfort-fit design never falls out when running or working out, and...
  • SWEATPROOF & DURABLE QUALITY- Fine workmanship in clear housing so the quality is apparent. Professional stranded wire...

ROCUSO Noise-Isolating Musician’s IEM is lightweight and versatile. Professional musicians seem to appreciate the sound quality of this in ear monitor with its range of tones, from clear bass to strong clean highs. Runners, joggers, and other sport enthusiasts also like this product because it stays in place while working out and is water proof.

Other features users find attractive are the 3.5mm jack, can be operated hands-free, and has its own carrying case. The silicone eartips block out noise so well users recommend that you don’t use them while driving (they’re not wireless). Supporters of this IEM enjoy its sound quality, durability, and secure fit.

IEM In Ear Earphones Earbuds,Revonext QT2 Deep Heavy Bass Hifi Noise Isolating Earbuds Metal Headphones Headset With Dynamic Driver Balanced...
  • 【METAL MATERIEL HOUSING DESIGN】The Revonext QT2 metal In Ear earphones is made of full aluminium alloy materiel....
  • 【POWFUL DEEP BASS SOUND IN YOUR EARS】 The Revonext QT2 metal earbuds with high quality dynamic drivers and balanced...
  • 【HIGH PERFORMANCE & EXCELLENT SOUND】 The Revonext QT2 hybrid iem earphones with special armature and dynamic...

For professional musicians, music lovers, and stage performers, the Revonext QT2 is all about the sound quality. They appreciate the size, shape and lightweight design of the in-ear earphones. They are made from aluminum alloy, which speaks to build quality.

Two predominant criticisms are the highs are too bright, and the product ships with no additional accessories such as a shirt clip, foam ear-tips, or a carrying case. In general, IEM is high-caliber and looks good. But the best part of Revonext QT2 In Ear Earphones is the balanced armature driver and how it preserves deep bass tones without compromising mid-range frequencies and blurring trebles.

The Tunai Creative Drum Hi-Res Earphone is ideal for musicians, music aficionados, movie lovers, and gamers. People like the wide soundstage – strong bass, well-defined depth, and clear instrument separation. The earbuds are oversized to accommodate the 13mm dynamic driver.

The color piece adds the right visual accent to the outside of the sound chamber. Conveniently packaged in a metal tine, Drum Earphones come with a choice of 4 earphone sizes. Common criticisms are there’s only one ear bud per size and it doesn’t have volume control. Most find them comfortable, fit well, and isolate most noises. Generally regarded as having premium quality and high performance.

Fender FXA2 Professional In-Ear Monitor Headphones, Blue
  • Custom 9.25mm precision rare-earth drivers with Groove-tuned port
  • 3D-printed DHT shell fits 95-percent of ears for a custom-like experience
  • 6Hz-23kHz frequency response for lifelike sound reproduction

Fender FXA2 Headphones bring great sound with crisp highs, detailed mids and deep bass. Universal fit with a custom feel, these earbuds, they come with a package of rubberized tips so that you can find the best fit.

Some users reported trouble in getting the in-ear monitor headphones into the ear canal and then slight difficulty positioning the molded cable in place, but were fine after figuring it out. They can begin to feel bulky after wearing them for a long period of time. The Fender name doesn’t disappoint; with no distortion and great noise reduction, the FXA2 is all about sound quality.

YINYOO Easy KZ ZST Colorful Hybrid Banlance Armature with Dynamic in-ear Earphone 1BA+1DD Hifi Headset KZ in ear Monitors Headphones Wired...
  • 【Comfortable Fit & Excellent Sound】Solid ergonomic experience, durable, designed with a memory wire technology, the...
  • 【Noise Canceling HIFI iem Gaming】Yinyoo KZ ZST colorful hybrid balance armature with dynamic wired in-ear earphones...
  • 【High Performance】 Yinyoo KZ ZST hrbrid iem earphones with enhance the sound quality and exterior again the hybrid...

The basics of the KZ ZST are what makes this IEM really noteworthy. The bright colorful shell is made of clear plastic so you can see the inner components. Package includes a bi-pin detachable cable, a replacement cable, and silicone eartips. Memory wire keeps the earphones in place.

People remark on the clarity of vocals, the warm mids, and the bright highs. Some say the bass power is lacking, but most agree the soundstage is impressive. Others remark on noise spillage if it’s on maximum volume. Overall, the KZ ZST sounds great with good build quality, fits well, and has good noise cancellation.

MEE audio Pinnacle P1 High Fidelity Audiophile In-Ear Headphones with Detachable Cables - EP-P1-ZN-MEE, Pinnacle P1 (Zinc)
  • High-fidelity in-ear headphones utilize an advanced moving coil transducer and acoustic diffuser tuned to recreate music...
  • Balanced frequency response with superb handling of spatial cues for the ultimate concert-in-your-head experience
  • Built to last with zinc alloy housings and interchangeable, replaceable cables

The MEE Pinnacle P1 earphones are designed to deliver high-fidelity sound with the greatest comfort. Most appreciate the deep base, mid-range clarity, and smooth treble tones. The leather case includes two cables – one high-fidelity, one with mic and remote – silicone eartips, and shirt clip.

Attention to detail results in design elements such as ergonomic shape for extended wearing comfort, braided cabling ending in right-angle jack to help reduce downward pull, and a shell constructed from a zinc alloy for durability. Some report static developing after continual use and the absence of deep bass. People find the MEE Pinnacle P1 super comfortable with outstanding noise isolation and superb sound quality.

ADVANCED SOUND GROUP ADV. Model 2 Live Edition / 3.5 mm Jack Phones/Laptops Sweatproof, Running, Workout Gym Wired in-Ear Headphones Without Mic,...
  • 【HIGH-RESOLUTION AUDIO】 Custom-tuned drivers produce energetic and dynamic musical presentation perfect for on and...
  • 【LIGHT-WEIGHT AND SECURE-FIT】 Ergonomic design allows a comfortable fit in ear. Over-ear memory wired cables give...
  • 【REDESIGNED FOR MUSICIANS】 Model 2 in-ear monitors utilize the same professionally tuned, Super Wideband...

The Advanced S2000 is an in-ear monitor for live stage performers, studio musicians, sport enthusiasts, and music lovers. People seem to like the small size, the comfortable fit, and the quality sound, from rich bass to clear mids to bright trebles.

S2000 features include braided cord to prevent tangling, lightweight ergonomic earbuds, choice of s/m/l silicone eartips, and an adaptor. Some report difficulty in finding the best fit for the right comfort level and proper seal for optimum isolation. Others find that while the highs were detailed the mids were blurred and the lows fuzzy. Overall most find the Advanced S2000 to be a good listening experience.

Peter Thomas

Peter is a well-known guitar teacher in Ealing. He’s taught hundreds of guitarists of all levels, covering everything from rock and pop to jazz and classical.Have a question, need some help, or want to give your opinion? Drop us a comment below!

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