Category Archives: Education

How to Protect Your Ears from Hearing Loss

64 audio in-ear monitors and custom earplugs sitting on a reflective black backgroundMay 1-31, 2019 Free Custom Earplugs with purchase of select IEMs. Click here for details. Your band has a gig next weekend and the only place to practice is a storage unit you’re renting. There’s a tricky solo in the set, so you take an extra hour or so to nail it. It’s only when hunger strikes and you finally peel away for dinner that you notice it—that ringing sound. That obnoxious, stuffy, buzzing in your ears. You know it’s not good, but you’re not too worried. It always seems to clear up in a day or two. The problem is, that ringing isn’t clearing up, it’s a symptom of hearing damage. And although the effects may feel temporary, hearing damage is cumulative and irreversible…. [ 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 ]

What is an In-Ear Monitor (IEM)?

Over the last four decades, innovations in technology have changed the way we experience music. One of the biggest changes was the introduction of in-ear monitors. In-ear monitors, sometimes known as earphones, are finding their way into the ears of musicians, sound engineers and audiophiles alike. But many are still wondering, what is an in-ear monitor? Questions still arise as these small, but impactful, pieces of audio equipment keep surfacing on the music scene.  Originally created for musicians and sound engineers, in-ear monitors (IEMs) are a relatively new type of earphone designed for optimum audio enhancement while creating isolation from external sound. Musicians previously preferred wedge monitors for this type of musical feedback. But the age of amplification (think the rise of rock and roll) lead to a serious… [ 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 ]

The Beginning of Real Wood Faceplates

Five years ago, 64 Audio was in its first stages of development, still taking orders in paper form, and employing only a handful of people, mostly friends and relatives of the company’s founder Vitaliy Belonozhko. A lot has changed since then, and there has been a lot of innovation here. One of the things that has changed is the appearance of our products, notably the faceplate options that we have offered. We just recently introduced some brand new options – gold, rose gold, and glow in the dark.  What about one of the old classics, though? Here is the story of how one of our vintage faceplates (real wood) came to be offered on our earphones:   This idea first came from Roman Belonozhko, who… [ Read the full article ]