My first experience with Ultimate Ears was in 2006 when playing to a click track live became a necessity. I ordered a pair of UE 7 Pro custom in ear monitors and had a great experience with them. Initially I just used them to monitor click track and eventually started to add in live guitars and kick and snare. In 2010, August Burns Red decided to commit to in-ears for our live shows and we upgraded our in-ear monitoring setup to include all channels and individual mixes. I recently upgraded to the UE 18 custom in-ear monitors and there is no turning back for me. I use them live and in the studio with August Burns Red and even enjoy practicing and writing with them in my ears for up to 8 hours per day. They are the most durable and best sounding product I could ask for.