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M-Audio IE-20 XB Professional Reference Earphones

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M-Audio IE-20 XB Professional Reference Earphones offer Ultimate Ears technology trusted by top touring artists and their sound engineers. They feature enhanced bass designed for music that is normal... Click To Read More About This Product

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M-Audio IE-20 XB Professional Reference Earphones offer Ultimate Ears technology trusted by top touring artists and their sound engineers. They feature enhanced bass designed for music that is normally monitored on systems with a sub woofer. The IE-20 XB benefits from a dual-speaker design with integral crossover: The dynamic low-frequency driver delivers full, punchy bass while the precision balanced armature driver provides crystal clear mid-range and high frequencies. This results in a high performance reference monitor system designed for critical listening during mobile recording/production
of bass-enhanced music such as dance and urban genres—not to mention transforming the way your personal music/DVD/game player sounds. Other features include 16dB of isolation, professional over ear loops, detachable/replaceable cable and universal fit kit. Simply put, you won't find a finer set of earphones for delivering the bass you love.

Proven Ultimate Ears Technology
M-Audio professional reference earphones incorporate acclaimed Ultimate Ears technology—the same industry standard that has revolutionized live performance monitoring. Many of today's best-known touring artists and the sound engineers that make their concerts sound great trust Ultimate Ears for the utmost in comfort, accuracy and reliability.

Extended Bass for Dance Music
If you don't think that you can get deep bass out of a set of earphones, you haven't heard the IE-20 XB. Thanks to an innovative dual-speaker design—an armature driver like those used in high-end custom earphones for the highs and mids, and a dynamic driver for the lows—the IE-20 XB delivers full tonality with an added kick just where you want it. The audio crossover network routes each frequency of your music to the appropriate driver. Patented dual-bore technology rounds out the equation by providing separate acoustic canals for each driver's output to deliver a wider sound stage and much fuller sound.

Monitor Anywhere

M-Audio is synonymous with the mobile recording and production revolution. Now M-Audio IE professional reference earphones with Ultimate Ears technology give you high-definition monitoring on the go without lugging bulky, delicate headphones. They're perfect companions for
any mobile studio—like a Pro Tools M-Powered laptop with Transit or other M-Audio interface. They're also ideal for field recording with compact units like the popular M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96. On stage, you can say goodbye to cumbersome monitors and feedback. And you
can even use them to pimp your personal MP3 player for critical listening on the go.

Superior Frequency Response
Without good frequency response, you're missing most of your music. The IE-20 XB delivers an amazing 20Hz-16kHz frequency response,
twice that of the closest competitor—and the IE models cost several hundred dollars less.

Universal Fit Kit for Superior Isolation and Comfort

Superior sound isolation (16dB) minimizes outside sound to deliver a purer listening experience—eliminating the need for a bulky pair of noise-canceling headphones. This also helps protect your ears because you don't have to crank up the volume to hear the detail in your music. All IE models include our universal fit kit to ensure optimal isolation and comfort for hours of high-quality listening pleasure. It includes an assortment of ear tips in different sizes and materials for a personalized fit for your ears.

Professional Ear Loops
The hanging cables in traditional designs can catch on nearby objects and cause the earpieces to loosen or pop out altogether. All IE models feature professional-style loops that hook over and behind the ear to minimize that problem. And if your 46" detachable cable ever does become damaged, simply replace it instead of your earphones.

Included Attenuator/Limiter
The IE-20 XB earphones include an attenuator/limiter that conditions the high sound output of in-flight movie and music channels down to a comfortable listening level. The limiting function even spares your ears during loud in-flight announcements.


  • Stage proven Ultimate Ears technology trusted by top touring acts
  • Precision-balanced armature driver is highly sensitive and accurate
  • Dual-speaker design: armature driver for highs/mids, dynamic driver for extended low-frequency reproduction
  • Dual-driver crossover
  • Audio wave shaping delivers maximum detail
  • 16dB of isolation from outside noise
  • Patented dual-bore design delivers highs and lows via separate canals for maximum sound field
  • Universal fit kit with silicone and foam tips for custom fit and maximum isolation
  • Detachable/replaceable 46" cable
  • Gold-plated 1/8" input connector with 1/4" adapter
  • Custom metal carrying case and soft travel case
  • Airplane attenuator/limiter for overload protection
  • Cleaning tool
  • Isolation: 16db
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-16khz
  • Input sensitivity: 119db/mw
  • Input impedance: 11 Ohms (at 1khz)
  • Cable length: 46"
  • Weight: 0.7 oz. W/ cable
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great sound for the giging artist BUT where is the wireless?

By Ryanhmusic

from ma

I purchased these about three years ago now, they are simply amazing. The bass punches and you hear parts of the mix you could never hear before. When on stage this blocks out a lot of background noise allowing you to hear you own vocals and your (guitar). When you buy there you should make sure to educate yourself about them before you buy because GC has a no return policy. I have used these once or twice on long flights and they have been wonderful. Enjoy!

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Very Satisfied

By Jeff Smith

from Tampa, Florida

So far, so good! Used in church praise band/orchestra for 5-string bass. Great low-end sound (even B-string) with clear vocals. Comfortable fit for ear buds. Great case. Only gripe is that the wires twist making it cumbersome to run behind my fat head.

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