Category Archives: 64Fam

Hearing Health: A Musician’s Perspective

Close up of James Mead wearing 64 Audio in-ear monitorsMay 1-31, 2019 Free Custom Earplugs with purchase of select IEMs. Click here for details. Being able to listen to yourself as a musician is such a critical part of improving your skills and creating something new. We sat down with James Mead, our House of Worship Rep and guitarist and vocalist for Kutless, to get his take on what role hearing played in his career as a musician. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about yourself. I am a founding member of the rock band, Kutless, and have toured professionally for over 17 years. I have been all over the world, almost to every continent, and met people from many different walks of life. I am passionate about evangelism and discipleship,… [ Read the full article ]

3 New tia™, Tube-less In-Ear Monitors from 64 Audio

VANCOUVER, WA, November 22, 2017 – 64 Audio is proud to announce the launch of three new in-ear monitor products: the A12t, U12t, and tia Trió, all with the break-through, patent pending tia™ technology. The tia technology features the proprietary tia drivers, the tia single-bore, and the tia acoustic chambers. The tia driver is a unique, open balanced armature speaker that produces sound with a direct-radiating, fully unobstructed diaphragm. Coupled with this new driver is a single large sound bore that provides an extremely short path between the driver and the eardrum. This bore acts as a natural sound-shaping chamber, tuning the tia driver without long sound tubes that are used in conventional in-ear monitors. As a result, the tia drivers deliver an astonishingly clear,… [ Read the full article ]

The Benefits of Switching to a “Silent Stage”

One of the topics we hear come up time and time again is the idea of a “silent stage.”  This idea isn’t new by any means but has shown to be more prevalent lately with the advances in amp simulators, fx units, and electronic drums. What exactly is a “silent stage” you ask? Well, imagine you go to see your favorite band play. You move up close to the stage to catch a glimpse of the gear they’re playing and are shocked to see no amps on stage. A true “silent stage” would be set up so that there are no objects on the stage producing sound. This means no monitor wedges, no drum sub, no guitar/bass/key amps, and potentially no acoustic drums. We would… [ Read the full article ]

Tips & Tricks for Your IEMs

So, you’ve purchased a pair of in-ear monitors (or maybe you are thinking about it). They fit well, the seal is just right, you’re getting the isolation you desire, and the music clarity is out of this world. But you want to know more. How do you keep them clean? What other audio equipment do you use them with? How high should that volume really be? What kind of accessories can make my experience better? We thought we would share some of our industry secrets on how to get the most out of your in-ear monitors (IEMs).   Let’s Start with Gear… You will need a quality pair of in-ear monitors that fit well. The seal on an IEM is a big part of its… [ Read the full article ]

64 Audio Wins Important Victory at the U.S. Patent Office

VANCOUVER, WA, July 20, 2017 – 64 Audio (formerly 1964 Ears) is pleased to announce that on July 19, 2017, the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of 64 Audio, finding all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,897,463, held by Jerry Harvey Audio Holdings (JH Audio), unpatentable.  A copy of the PTAB’s ruling can be found here. The claims found to be unpatentable are directed to a dual high frequency driver in-ear monitor.  JH Audio asserted the claims against 64 Audio in a lawsuit filed December 2014.  64 Audio sought PTAB review of the dual high frequency driver claims in January 2016.  64 Audio is happy with the PTAB’s ruling, as it solidifies the company’s long-held belief that the dual high frequency driver… [ Read the full article ]

In-Ear Monitor, Earphone, Headphone, Earbud…What’s the Difference?

We at 64 Audio frequently hear many different terms when customers refer to their personal listening equipment. Headphones, earphones, in-ear monitors, earbuds… they are all the same right? Although all are popular pieces of audio gear, they are actually very different from each other. But what exactly are the differences between each of these devices? Lets dive in and give you a better understanding.   Headphones These devices, nicknamed “cans,” are speakers attached to a headband. They are often equipped with serious noise-cancelling properties that enhance the listening experience by eliminating ambient sound. Headphones can either rest on top of the ears (supra-aurals) or around the ears (circumaurals) of the wearer. Due to their size, headphones can house larger, more powerful drivers that tend to outcompete… [ Read the full article ]

Things are Looking Good Around Here

Case Artwork  You know us at 64 Audio, we love to make great things even greater… We also love to personalize, hence our custom-fit in-ear monitors with custom artwork. So what about the carrying case? Introducing the option to add custom artwork to the carrying case!   This artwork addition is sleek and crisp, stepping up the game for your personalized gear. We use a unique UV printing and curing process to ensure that the artwork stays put, even when its tossed around in your bag or stuffed in with other music equipment. This beautiful high-quality custom artwork can be added to the top or bottom of your case for just $99 per side.  This case is also protective, durable yet extremely ergonomic. It features a wrap and lock mechanism to keep the cable neatly wound. There is… [ Read the full article ]

Trade Shows: 64 Audio’s Lifeline

64Audio at NAMM in 2016We often don’t get as many chances as we would like to meet our customers in person. Customers we like to call our 64 Family. We are typically up to our ears in innovating audio technology, so when we get to step outside of our lab for a trade show, we get really excited. Trade shows have been a path for us to connect with our customers, fans and all members of our growing 64 Family. They have become a big part of our schedule every year, but things weren’t always this way. In the beginning, back when we were 1964 Ears, we catered primarily to local musicians and audiophiles who were driven to have the latest and greatest audio technology.  But other professionals who needed custom… [ Read the full article ]

From 1964 Ears to 64 Audio: A Company Timeline

64 Audio's original logoThis year, we are celebrating our 7th anniversary! Some of you have been with us since the very start, but for those who are more recent additions to the 64 Audio family, we wanted to publish a company timeline to show how far we have come and highlight some of the exciting developments that have happened here over the years. 2010: Vitaliy Belonozkho Establishes 1964 Ears, LLC 1964 Ears was founded by Vitaliy Belonozhko, a sound engineer who has been working with musicians and production companies in the Northwest for over a decade. Not long into his career, he discovered the advantages of IEMs over traditional floor “wedges.” After trying out a few brands, it was apparent that a better and a more affordable solution to in-ear monitoring was needed.  October 2010:… [ Read the full article ]

Correcting the Record

apex moduleDear valued 64 Audio™ customers, It has recently come to our attention that our previous business partner, Asius Technologies, LLC has been publicizing misinformation about our company and products. While it is our preference to focus our time and attention on our products and our customers, we believe it is necessary to address some of the allegations that have been made. The relationship between 64 Audio and Asius was non-exclusive and ended because of different visions and styles of business operation. We broke no agreements during our relationship with Asius and even invited them to let us know of any specific concerns they had so that we could look into them. Asius came forward with no concerns as a result of that invitation.  It has… [ Read the full article ]

U18t & Fourté – tia Products Update

We have some very exciting news to announce: our apex technology is now officially patent pending!  The U18 and Fourté aluminum shells have arrived and the colors look absolutely gorgeous; the shells are ready to be made into the worlds first 18 driver IEMs. We also have an update on the custom A18 models. Most of them are coming off the production line, but there are some slight delays with packaging and the cable.  The tia compatible cable is brand new and has a fresh look on the outside with a matte black finish and has a totally redesigned inside with an oxygen-free silver plated copper wire that has been paired specifically with the tia system.  Every tia product is hand assembled by a highly skilled technician… [ Read the full article ]

For the Love of 64 Audio: Skeptic to Supporter

Our customer service representatives here at 64 Audio are usually the first to hear the praises from new owners of our IEMs. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of working for a company that produces a high-quality product that people really enjoy and appreciate. Luckily for the rest of us, the news of especially happy customers spreads throughout the team so that we all get to enjoy the positive feedback. Today, we wanted to share some of that feedback with you. The following is an email that was sent to our customer service department from Rusty, a former anti-in-ear monitor musician and the owner of a brand new pair of A8s. Continue reading to see how the A8s changed his perspective on in-ear… [ Read the full article ]