Best Wireless Iems

Best Wireless Iems – Choosing the best Wireless Iems earbuds with microphone is no cakewalk as there’s just so many considerations between you and an informed choice. Nevertheless, we hope this guide has been informative and insightful enough to at least help you narrow your options and decide on the perfect earbuds with mic for you.


1.Bose QuietComfort

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2.Sony WF-1000XM3

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3.Cambridge Audio

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4.Anker Soundcore Life P2

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5.Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds

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8.Meze Rai Solo

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9.Master & Dynamic MW08

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Best Wireless Iems – BUYER’S GUIDE

There are mainly two types of iems. These are wired and wireless in-ear monitor systems. There are many different things to consider when choosing quality universal monitors available for your own context.

Regardless of type, iems also require light headphones of some kind. I have been using the MEE Audio M6 Pro headphone set in our church for a while now and the M6 Pro monitor earbuds have been really terrific with great bass response and overall sound quality. Check them out hereOpens in a new tab. on Amazon. #ad

A wireless in ear monitor allows you to move around unhindered and more. It consists of stereo in-ear headphones, a transmitter and a receiver. It also comes with a range for the receiver which allows the user not to lose audio signal at any time during the performance. The wireless in-ear monitor is pricier. There are also Bluetooth options for wireless iems. Bluetooth doesn’t always have the range of other wireless in-ear systems, but it is still a good option for musicians.

For those musicians who are stationary like drummers, pianists or guitarists, or bass players – wired monitoring might be ok. They are less costly but also offer the same benefits as the wireless in ears which is muffling any sounds from outside what you are playing.

• Construction

Before purchasing, check the unit construction as they all come with diverse drivers. The drivers include standard magnet driver, crossovers and multiple drivers. Standard magnet drivers are the basic ones and used for frequencies that are from mid to high. Multiple drivers and crossovers are more advanced and used to produce wider frequencies and clearer sound separations. If your sound system uses a 19″ rank, you should check if there is a rackmounting kit.

• Noise Isolation degree

Check out the degree of noise cancellation offered by the iem. This will allow you to verify how much of the noise around the Church and staging area the earpieces can isolate. You may want to read my post about feedback cancellation here.

• Comfort

Select monitors that you are comfortable to move around in. They all come with different features that protect them from damage. Universal fit earbud monitors are usually comfortable for most people, but you will need to look out for those features that best suit you.

• Cost

Cost price ranges vary from a high end system to affordable in ear systems at the other end. Some of the best iems are priced highly while others are very cheap or at least fairly inexpensive. Buy what best suits your pocket but do not compromise price with the quality, although there are affordable custom in ear monitors out there for small ears or bigger ears. Generally speaking, a wireless personal monitor system will be more expensive than a wired system. However, you can get cheap in ear monitors under $200 if you look around. Read all the user reviews on all the wireless systems in the market before you make your decision. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do iems protect hearing?

Your ears can be damaged permanently with any prolonged exposure to loud music. Musicians on stage are particularly vulnerable to this risk. However, iem headphones block out sound from outside and allow the musician to hear only what is coming through the mixer. So yes, they do to a certain extent protect hearing.


As earbuds are small and can fit snugly inside the ear, they are perfect for just about any situation. You can use them while working out, on your daily commute to work, or even on a lazy day at home. Plus, the best earbuds with mic allow for easier, hands-free communication.

However, not all earbuds’ microphone (mic) is of great quality and some can be downright crappy. The mic feature is mostly an afterthought for most manufacturers – a good-to-have.