More Hygiene, Accessibility For Custom In-Ear Monitors

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Point Source Audio’s CM-i family of lightweight in-ear intercom headsets has received a design upgrade. The new design—brought to market earlier than initially planned in light of the COVID-19 pandemic—adds factors such as detachable earbuds for improved hygiene and accessibility to more easily customize with a user’s custom in-ear monitors.


The upgraded design now features a connector common among in-ear monitor manufacturers that will allow for a much quicker change over should the user choose to personalize their headset with in-ear monitors from brands such as 64 Audio or Ultimate Ears.

“A further benefit of this important feature is for rental companies and venues that supply headsets for their techs,” the company says. “The comfort and noise-isolation of in-ear headsets are a no-brainer, but no one is comfortable sharing in-earphones no matter how well they may be cleaned. The new detachable in-ear design addresses hygienic concerns with earbuds that quickly detach from the cable so they can be assigned to the user and replaced for new users.”

PointSource’s modular CM-i headsets with in-earphones provide noise-isolation typical from big earmuffs, but without the heavy weight. The CM-i3 and CM-i5’s featherweight assembly weigh just between 1 to 2oz. so they can be worn comfortably all day.

The removable earphones are a common feature to both the CM-i3 and CM-i5 intercom headsets which helps companies address the challenging health management of cleaning and maintaining required safety equipment worn by its staff. The in-earphones are a highly personal item, and typical with small electronic parts may be difficult to sanitize properly. The personal assignment of the detachable in-earphones ensures that users take responsibility for their in-ear buds and there is never any sharing of the in-ears themselves.

“The current global situation has brought hygiene to the front of everybody’s mindset, but in fact, these challenges have always been looming,” said Point Source President James Lamb. “This design change can help ease the administration process of dispensing personal gear to work crews, especially in regard to reducing the health risks if sharing equipment. Customers tell us again and again that they will never go back to their old-style headsets after using a Point Source headset. For anyone who must work in loud environments, or have health concerns about sharing headsets or bulky headsets that weigh too much, our intercom headsets will give them relief from all these problems. Add the ability to switch to your own in-earphones for hygiene and peace of mind, and the CM-i family delivers an unbeatable proposition.”

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