LiveWires T1 Custom IEMs
From Frederik Skovgaard
LiveWires is a new company which only produces custom in-ear-monitors. Their current model is dubbed T1 and features two balanced armatures. Since the LiveWires T1 are custom in-ears, each pair of earphones look unique and are custom fitted to fit in your ear. . . . What sets the LiveWires in-ear-monitors apart from the competition is the price. Even though they are not exactly cheap they cost way less that the rivals. The going price for a standard pair of LiveWires today is $249 plus the cost of your ear molds.
Review: LiveWires in-ear headphones
From Victor Marks
I am very picky about what I put on or in my ears, not because of sound, but because of fit. I’ve tried a number of pairs of earbuds, over the ear headphones, and Bluetooth headsets, and many of them become uncomfortable after as little as a half-hour of use. When I met CEO John Diles of EarPeace Technologies at Macworld Conference & Expo, I had to try out his product, because they are custom made for your ears. You can order the earphones through the LiveWires web site.
LiveWires Custom Fit In-Ear Earphones
From Donald Bell
Open a box of any off-the-shelf earphones and you'll find a handful of replaceable ear fittings, in all manner of shapes, sizes, and materials. It seems ridiculous that the human ear can be so puzzling, but ears truly are as unique and varied as fingerprints. For those with hard-to-fit ears, getting custom-molded earphones would seem like a reasonable answer to this dilemma, but even a modest pair from Westone or UltimateEars will set you back about $400. Like a beacon of sanity, a California-based upstart called EarPeace Technologies is making high-end custom earphones an affordable proposition, pricing its LiveWires custom-fit earphones at a relatively astonishing $249.
Independent User Review
Short Review of the Livewires + Short comparison with the UM2
From Jonathan Wong
Here's just a simple review of the Livewires that I collected from Jaben last Friday. Thus far, it has gone through about 20 hours of music (recorded) and about 6 hours of stage monitoring use (live). Hope it helps some of you with your decision.
Some background here, I have listed below, the IEMS that I have owned and used the following both for personal audio listening and for stage monitoring for the past 5 years. I have also included brief thoughts about each, so as to facilitate the brief comparison later.
For comfort and brain-shaking boom, custom-fitted earbuds are king. For those who don't want to drop a G on accoutrements you'll inevitably coat in wax then lose, check out LiveWires.
About.com: Home Recording
Rockstar Quality, Garage Band Price
From Joe Shambro,
Your Guide to Home Recording.
Earpeace Technologies is the newest entry into the custom earphone market; known world-wide for their hand-held audiological screening tool, Earpeace quietly introduced their LiveWires product at MacWorld 2007, and many recording engineers and musicians in attendance took note.
Earpeace's goal was quality on a budget: a professional quality, dual-driver custom-fitted earphone . . . And the product doesn't disappoint in the least -- Earpeace's goal of a quality product at an accessible price was met -- and exceeded -- with the LiveWires earphones.