Hear Back

After years of providing custom mixes to the artists in the studio, I finally decided to add a personal monitoring system. I debated between Aviom and Hear Back. I opted for the Hear Back system. Primarily because of the value proposition.

The system should arrive on Friday. The advantage, at least for the engineer, is that the talent can select and mix their own monitor levels. I was always working hard to create a great monitor mix for the talent but never really quite sure how they were hearing the cue.

You can learn more about Hear Back here.

Hear Back

2 replies
  1. Mark Hansston
    Mark Hansston says:


    Just wondering how you like the hear back system. We’re looking into buying a personal monitor setup and want to gather info before leaping. So if you could, let me know how you like the hear back system, what you like and don’t like and whether you’d buy it again or something else.



  2. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    I have used both the Hear Back and the Aviom systems. No question in my mind that the Aviom system provides more flexibility in terms of number of channels, panning, tone controls as well as some other features like user presets.

    The Aviom system is also much more expensive.

    My likes? The Hear Back provides artist control of the cue levels. The system is reasonably priced and relatively easy to install and get operational.

    My dislikes? Mixers are a bit flimsy. Limited to eight channels with relatively inflexible panning controls. No tone controls for the end user. No scribble strips (I took a template of the unit off the website and I created my own “cue cards” for the talent.

    I would certainly buy the system again because it does the job nicely at a good price/performance level. If budget allowed, I would take a close look at the Aviom system.

    Hope that helps.


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