Drumeo EarDrums Review
I was recently sent the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs to try out. In this review, I’ll explain the pros and cons of them to help you figure out if they’re for you or not.
Note: I received a sample of these for free from Drumeo in order to test them out, but my opinions are my own.
These are a very decent option for drummers looking for a good in-ear monitoring solution that doesn’t skimp on sound quality or comfort. While they have a few drawbacks, these IEMs provide a listening experience tailored to drummers’ needs.
Finding the right in-ear monitoring solution for drummers is not always the easiest thing, as you’re really looking to strike the balance between proper noise isolation as well as great sound quality, while not breaking the bank.
Drumeo sent me their EarDrum IEMs to try out. As someone who’s used IEMs quite a lot (with custom in-ear monitors being my main go-to) I think I’m fairly well-positioned to judge these. So, let’s dive into the details and see what’s good and not-so-good about these IEMs.
Value for Money8.5/10
Design and Usability7.5/10
After trying out the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs, I believe that they strike a fair balance between sound quality, comfort, and affordability, catering to drummers of all levels. On the other hand, the design won’t be for everyone, they tend to be more expensive than the no-frills IEMs that you get on the likes of Amazon, and you’re not going to get as quick a seal with these as you would with custom-molded IEMs.
- Strong bass response and sound quality
- Balanced and clear sound across frequency ranges
- Variety of silicone tip options for personalized comfort
- 360-degree rotation MMXC connector
- Detachable cable for potential improved durability
- Not the cheapest option available
- Limited color/design options
The Drumeo EarDrum IEMs are triple-driver earphones with very decent sound quality. They provide a good bass sound with clear mids and highs so the overall clarity and tonal quality are very good. With 2 dynamic drivers and 1 balanced armature driver, these IEMs provide a balanced and clear sound across frequency ranges (18 – 22,000 Hz) and do a very decent job of catching every detail while playing.
The Drumeo EarDrum IEMs come with a nice assortment of ear tips and other handy accessories. You’ll get multiple silicone tip options for personalized comfort and fit, as well as a 360-degree rotation MMXC connector to help avoid tangles. On top of that, the package includes a cleaning brush, adaptor, and clothing clip.
I really like the additional ear tips because everyone has different ears and therefore it’s very handy to be able to try what suits you best. Different types of ear tips offer a trade-off between noise isolation and comfort so you can choose which one suits you the best.
I like the fact that the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs have detachable cables. Cables tend to be a weak point for earphones and in-ear monitors so it’s very handy to be able to replace them. They are also fully rotatable, meaning you can rotate them as necessary, and also helps with the fit. The overall design of these IEMs is quite nice.
The one thing that might be an issue is the blue design with the Drumeo logo. This might not be for everyone. Although, proud members of Drumeo may well be happy enough to wear these onstage or in videos.
Features with Drummers in Mind
The Drumeo EarDrum IEMs are specifically designed for drummers, offering professional in-ear monitoring with triple drivers to cover a full range of sounds. They effectively reduce external volume by up to -29dB, so you can jam out without worrying about your ears.
Despite their advantages, the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs have their fair share of downsides. As they’re not custom-molded, the seal might not be as perfect as with custom IEMs. Additionally, I haven’t had them long enough to give a proper assessment of their durability. However, there seems to be no issue with the quality so far.
Getting to Know the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs
The Drumeo EarDrum IEMs have much to offer, but they also come with some limitations. That being said, the overall performance and quality make these IEMs worth considering for any drummer in need of an in-ear monitoring solution. They’re not perfect, but they get the job done and offer a satisfactory experience tailored to drummers’ needs.
What’s in the Box
- Drumeo EarDrum IEMs
- 3 Eartip Options (3 Sizes Each)
- Detachable Cable
- 1/8 to 1/4-inch adapter
- Cleaning Brush
- Drumeo Carrying Case
- Drivers: 2 Dynamic Drivers and 1 Balanced Armature
- Frequency Range: 18 Hz – 22 kHz
- Sound Isolation: -29 dB
- Impedance: 18 Ω
- Sensitivity: 97 dB
All in all, the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs strike a decent balance between quality, comfort, and affordability. They hold their own for drummers seeking an accessible in-ear monitoring solution. The solid sound quality, comfort, and usability make them a good option. If you’re in search of a good pair of IEMs, the Drumeo EarDrum IEMs might be worth checking out. However, if you have a higher budget you should consider custom IEMs, and if you have a very low budget, then you might get away with getting cheaper universal IEMs.