Having performed several dozens of concerts with different bands using Artist Monitors in-ear monitors, I can say safely: they are worth it!
First, my ears are finally safe and no loud sound on stage can hurt them! Second, I hear every single instrument! Third, it works great together with a radio system and a digital board: you can find the perfect balance which is impossible when you use the floor system for the winds!
And using in-ear monitors by Artist Monitors during practices and rehearsals lifts you to a whole new level of detail control: you can hear every single detail of the timbre, attack, and arrangement elements (and it goes not only to the winds, obvi.)
Now I am a happy owner of three-driver Anger by Artist Monitors. And thank you so much for such great monitors!
As a drum player, I’m more than satisfied with the monitors during rehearsals. They fit so perfectly that I sometimes forget about them :) And as a sound engineer, I can’t help to notice the balanced sound: the low end is stable, and high frequencies are smooth and without all these crunchies (as it often happens). I even use them to listen to music :) Anyway, I’m happy with these monitors and have recommended them to my friends and colleagues!
I bought these great customized monitors 6 months ago and they still excite me with the sound. Thanks a lot to the manufacturers!