Fender in-ear monitor range coming soon
The American guitar cobbler is unleashing its first ever range of pro in-ear monitors (IEMs). I say “pro” as these aren’t meant to be straight replacements for those free earbuds you get with your iPhone – some Fender in-ear monitors could hit you up for around 500 bucks a pair.
Seems natural that Fender should be releasing some ear pleasers so soon after I reviewed the Gibson Trainer headphones.
There will be five models available at launch – their catchy names are DXA1, FXA2, FXA5, FXA6, and FXA7) and pricing will kick off at $100 a pop.
The entry level DXA1 come in a semi-transparent grey shell and are apparently for listening to music from a smartphone while “offstage”. Hmmm….
The more expensive Fender in-ear monitor models feature metal frames in various colours and have been 3D-printed into a specific shape that’s based on thousands of scanned ears – so they’ll fit “95 percent of ears like an expensive custom-molded monitor”.
Every model features custom designed drivers and unique internals. Select models, for instance, have something called Hybrid-Dynamic tuned Balanced Armature Array for a “full frequency response with substantial bass”.
It’s worth heading over to Fender’s site to explore each of the IEMs yourself.
Needless to say, I have yet to shove any of these in my head yet so I can’t say whether I’d put them in the Mex, Jap or Yank Fender range.