Submitted January 11, 2020 by Brett B in Cortland, NY
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Brought this unit into our arsenal for use with mainly guest musicians. We are an amp-less stage and have no monitors. We are completely in ear band wide. We still like to have guests on stage sometimes and this will allow us to do that for a couple songs. All we need for the guest is buds or cans. Guitarist tested it last night for entire set and loved it. Had plenty of juice to power Westone UM30 pros.
Sound quality on this unit is excellent. The frequency response is good enough to be used by a bass player. Many less expensive units can't do frequencies below 80 Hz well but this does. My only complaint on the sound is that it sounds a bit compressed. On stage I doubt you would notice. It is a MONO only system though. There is no upgrading to stereo.
Most useful feature is portability. Take this in your gig bag and hand it to the sound guy and you have an in ear system like that. Least useful is only 6 channels of 2.4 spectrum to use. If you use U2s or U3s you are sharing channel 1-4 and only have 5 and 6 to choose from.
Ease of Use
Plug them in match the channel. Done.
Metal Chassis on both units is impressive. Bulky without being lead like.
It's a bargain product. If you were going to set up your band and don't mind mono this would be a great option if you can't afford Galaxy 1400s, Shure 300, or Senn G4.
I've not had the best of luck contacting them. This is my biggest reservation about XVive. I've emailed nancy@ and their marketing@ and never received answers from either.
The Wow Factor
It's cool and sounds great. It's so small!
Professional Musician, Band Leader, Sound Tech, Bassist, Keyboards
Oldies, Blues, Pop, Rock, and on and on
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