Hearing Protection & Acoustic Isolation
A very important reason for using custom molded IEMs for location sound is the extreme acoustic isolation. This means IEMs can not only give you better monitoring but can help protect your hearing. Myna IEMs are custom molded to fit your ears, creating a perfect seal from outside noise. Because IEMs block outside noise, they allow you to monitor at lower levels than you might with regular headphones.
Keep Your Reference
Before Myna, IEMs were primarily designed to meet the needs of stage musicians for live performances. Some models are made to emphasize specific instruments; bass players might prefer more low-end, guitar players usually prefer more midrange, and vocalists might want more “sizzle,” etc. But until now, no IEMs have been made to duplicate the sound of a specific headphone monitor.
Versatile Cables & Connectors
The Myna IEM development team realizes that production sound professionals have unique cable and connector needs. For example, most IEMs terminate only to an 1/8-inch plug. However, location sound pros need to be able to go back and forth between devices with 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch stereo connectors. Therefore Myna cables terminate to an 1/8-inch connector that includes a 1/4-inch screw-on adapter for added versatility. In addition, knowing that production sound mixers often need cables longer than the standard 4-foot length to reach their carts, a 2-foot breakaway extension is included with the Myna Premium and Elite models.
Most IEM brands use molded-on connectors that need to be replaced if damaged. Knowing the hard life that production sound equipment experiences, Myna has partnered with PlusSound to pair each IEM model with industry-leading rugged Exo and X Series cables with field-serviceable connectors.