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Old 7th November 2019
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Originally Posted by Arthur Stone View Post
Hi Philip! Welcome to Gearslutz
I'm currently reviewing the Earproof PRO (a passive earbud that attenuates sound in loud environments) which is aimed at performers/audio engineers.
You don't need to spend that much to deal with loud stage volumes. I have a pair of flat frequency response earplugs that I got off amazon for less than $10. Though I don't have them for stages, but for small practice rooms with loud drummers. Also even off the shelf (read not custom fitted) iems will block a fair amount of sound.

To the OP, I generally like in ears, but have had that "I feel disconnected from the audience feeling". To deal with this sometimes I will leave one out ear out, and the other thing is as time went on I felt that less. Also I have come to accept that good monitoring is something that just doesn't happen that often, and sometimes it is best just to learn to live with it.