Manufactured for the pro audio industry and in particular IFB (Interruptible foldback), these in-ear monitors are designed to provide the user with a comfortable monitoring option that is ‘not visible when worn in the ear’.
The design of The Sidekick 3 in-ear monitors sees improved performance in comparison to the older Sidekick 2. A new driver gives a wider frequency response, and in turn offer greater clarity and sound definition. The impedance of the earphones has been slightly reduced so that the drivers offer more compatibility with lower output devices such as mobile devices.
The 122cm cable has a diameter of 33 micrometres, is terminated with a TRS 3.5mm jack, and is available with curly strain relief or without. Sidekick 3 weighs 360milligrams without the cable, ensuring comfortable wearing with ‘a virtually fatigue-free experience’ over periods of hours.
A number of optional eartips allow differing levels of ambient noise and frequency definition, and a selection of which are included with the Sidekick 3.
Included accessories: 1x Protective Carry Case, 1x The Satellite Eartip for full ambience, 1x The Christmas Tree Eartip for high isolation, 2x The Round Eartip for increased frequency definition, 1x The Gator clothing clip, 2x The Sidekick Filter replacement tool.
This stereo version has the same acoustic properties as the Sidekick 3 mono IFB monitors, however it has a stereo configuration and therefore allows the user to monitor in both ears.
Included accessories: 1x Protective Carry Case, 2x The Satellite Eartip for full ambience, 2x The Christmas Tree Eartip for high isolation, 4x The Round Eartip for increased frequency definition, 1x The Gator clothing clip, 2x The Sidekick Filter replacement tool.
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A range of eartips designed for ‘comfortable all-day wearability’, that are available to compliment The Sidekick 3, with each style of eartip allowing differing levels of ambience or definition to the sound.
Satellite Eartip is a slotted flange design that allows full ambience, enabling the user to hear both monitoring comms and environmental noise. Available in packs of 10 in large (BBI-SSE-10-L), medium (BBI-SSE-10-M), or small (BBI-SSE-10-S) sizes.
Cowbell Eartip is a single flanged eartip that offers medium ambience ingress and is therefore a good solution for user who find the Satellite or Christmas Tree eartips too open/closed. Available in packs of 10 in large (BBI-SCE-10-L) or medium (BBI-SCE-10-M) sizes.
Christmas Tree Eartip is a double flange design that offers low ambience and therefore effectively filter out background noise enabling the user to focus on the feedback comms provided. Available in packs of 10 in extra-small (BBI-SXE-10-XS), small (BBI-SXE-10-S), medium (BBI-SXE-10-M), or large (BBI-SXE-10-L) sizes.
Round Eartip has been designed for increased frequency definition, and therefore offers little ambient noise ingress. Available in packs of 10 in small (BBI-SRE-10-S) or medium (BBI-SRE-10-M) sizes.
A pack of eight filters with accompanying insertion/removal tool. The filter is designed to prevent dust and dirt entering the driver of the Sidekick and therefore giving a longer lifespan. Bubble suggest the pack of filters ‘when used properly under normal conditions, will easily last for the lifespan of your Sidekick’.
A set of spare accessories including 2x Satellite Eartip (small), 2x Satellite Eartip (medium),2x Satellite Eartip (large), 2x Round Eartip (small), 2x Round Eartip (medium), 2x Christmas Tree Eartip (small), 2x Christmas Tree Eartip (medium), 1x Gator Clothing Clip for The Sidekick 3, and 4x Sidekick Filter.