Hello there, welcome back to my blog! In this brief article, I would like to present one of the best-selling wireless in-ear systems by the LD Systems brand. For those who have never heard of LD Systems, it’s a pro-audio company under Adam Hall Group and its headquarters is located at Neu-Anspach, Germany.
LD Systems manufacture a wide variety of pro-audio gear from PA systems, PA speakers, PA mixers, PA accessories, In-Ear monitors, Wireless and Headset microphones, Headphone amps, and Phono preamps to every single related accessory for their well-made products.
But for this review, we will focus on their wireless in-ear systems.
Who needs wireless in-ear systems?
Even though most people think it’s only for professionals, any musician can benefit from wireless in-ear systems. However, wireless in-ear systems are mostly used by musicians who perform often on stage.
In our homes or studios, hearing what you play or sing is not a big deal. In a simple home studio, it’s very easy to monitor yourself via studio headphones or studio reference monitors (if you record direct).
But on stage, everything becomes so different, dynamic and difficult to manage in terms of hearing yourself.
Even sound-checking in an empty venue will not make sure you have the same self-monitoring quality when the venue is full of people. Many musicians have even reported that they sometimes hear some pitches off and this leads them to perform badly.
With the increased volumes in live music environments, it is almost a gamble not to use in-ear monitoring systems.
However, if you have a pair of wireless in-ear monitors, you can always hear what you perform on your instrument or with your voice regardless of the ever-changing stage dynamics.
Having wireless in-ear monitors also makes sure you have total freedom of moving around and will never have to worry about headphones cables coming your way!
LD Systems Wireless In-Ear Systems
In this article, I would like to feature three of the best-selling wireless systems around. At first glance, the technical specs of these systems will be difficult to understand.
But as I always do on this website, I have gone through each of them and come up with a neat and simple comparison table so you can easily select your next purchase! 🙂
LD Systems Review
LD Systems MEI 1000 G2 is a UHF in-ear monitoring system. It features a 9.5″ stereo transmitter MEI 1000T, a bodypack receiver MEI 1000 BPR and a pair of headphones.
With MEI 1000 G2, you can hook up to 8 systems simultaneously with 160 selectable frequencies.
MEI 1000 G2 also features an integrated limiter up to +12dB and a detachable BNC antenna.
In the box, you will have everything you need, including a rack mount, batteries (2xAA), an antenna cable for front mounting and a plastic case.
LD Systems U508 IEM HP is an in-ear monitoring system and it features an LDU508IEMT transmitter, an
LDU508IEMR receiver, and LDIEHP2 in-ear headphones.
With this model, you can choose up to 96 channels with variable transmission power (2, 10 and 30mW).
It can operate over a 100m range with infrared synchronisation. Its transmitter is also compatible with U300 IEM bodypacks.
As with all LD Systems, it comes with a rackmount kit, BNC antenna, power adapter, 3 pairs of foam ear tips, 3 pairs of silicone ear tips and a transport case.
Last but not least, we have LD Systems U308 IEM HP! This is the most affordable of the other products here.
LD Systems U308 IEM HP is an in-ear monitoring system that features 12 selectable channels and it allows up to 6 systems to be used simultaneously.
It has only a single transmission power of 10mW. You can hook an unlimited number of bodypacks to the same frequency.
It comes with a rack mounting kit as well as a pair of headphones.
These are basically some of the best choices out there for those who are after wireless in-ear monitoring systems for live & home use.
Before we move to a conclusion and which one to choose, I would also like to share some basic tech specs of all three options below.
LD Systems Wireless In-Ear Monitors Tech Specs
|Brand||LD Systems||LD Systems||LD Systems|
|Model||MEI 1000 G2||U308 IEM HP||U508 IEM HP|
|Number of user reviews||373||2||3|
|Mono/Stereo||Stereo||Mono, Stereo||Mono, Stereo|
|Frequency Range||823 MHz - 865 MHz||823 MHz - 865 MHz||823 MHz - 865 MHz|
After having looked into the tech specs and some product descriptions provided above, I think we have a clear winner. Out of all wireless in-ear systems, LD Systems MEI 1000 G2 wins big time and is ranked number 1!
Currently, there are 373 reviews for Systems MEI 1000 G2 that yield a magnificent score of 4.5/5!
This is actually not an easy achievement for any product out there. The overall score exactly proves that it offers the highest value in the wireless in-ear monitoring systems category.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief article and my introduction to LD Systems‘ high-value in-ear monitoring systems.