Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Snugs Custom IEM Moldings

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like music. When listening to music, we all want to get the best sound we can. With in-ear-monitors, this means getting the best fit we can. The better the seal, the better the sound. The best seal and fit comes from custom made in-ear monitors. Snugs has come up with a way to do that for us, and a lot more economically.

The way Snugs does this is partly like all other custom in-ear headphone manufacturers. They start off with a digital scan of your ear, and use this to make custom molding. But this is where the similarities stop. Snugs after all, only provides the custom moldings. They are not custom in-ear monitors where the monitor is a single piece. Instead, Snugs creates a custom molded tie, that is then attached to your in-ear monitor. They have a fairly good sized list of manufacturers and models that they can manufacture the tips for.  You will just need to check the list on their website.

Features and Specs:
·         Perfect fit– Snugs are modelled on the exact shape of your ear canal
·         Product Quality – Supremely comfortable, the best materials for durability
·         Maximum Isolation – Reduced external noise improves earphone performance
·         Made from soft silicone
·         Multiple colors to chose from

The process was very simple. First you get scanned by a local audiologist. Then the scan is sent to the manufacturer. You select the make and model of your IEM from their list. They then make the moldings and ship them to you.

They came shipped in a nice paper box. Opening the box revealed a hard zipper case, owners manual, business card and sticker. Unzipping the case revealed the custom-made tips. They were a very soft plastic, which made for a very comfortable fit. And they were a perfect fit. Attaching them to my IEM was very easy and simple. So for a cheaper price, I was able to have some custom fit IEM.

With an MSRP of only 179 pounds, they are a bargain. That is right, it is in British pounds.  They are not yet in the USA, but you can send them your impressions, and they will have them mailed to you. The quality was very good. The same can be said for the custom fit. If you are on a tight budget, but want a custom fit for your IEM, Snugs are for you. Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, the Snugs has earned our Highly Recommended Award. For more info and complete specs, check out their website at https://snugsearphones.co.uk/.