In-ear monitors are becoming more and more ubiquitous every day and wireless hardware systems are coming down in price, opening the market to a wide range of users, some fairly sophisticated about audio and other not so knowledgeable. In the hands of a trained pro monitor mixer who understands the needs and limitations of IEM systems (and users) the need for an in-line brick wall protection limiter may not be so important.

However, at any gig – at any level – stuff does happen, although hopefully less frequently as you get up the production food chain, but when a show is live, sometimes all bets are off. Examples of transient high-level audio glitches can include unexpected sound spikes that occur from microphone drops, audio feedback, incorrect volume settings, pulling the plug on a condenser mic when it's powered up and any other sound hazards that may occur during a performance.

Unfortunately, when you're wearing a set of in-ears, you may be guaranteed an up-close and personal front row seat to that spike or sudden sound blast, which is anything but pleasant. And that's exactly what the Sound Guard from Ultimate Ears Pro is designed to protect from.

With the UE Pro Sound Guard, artists receive protection from unexpected sound spikes that occur from microphone drops, audio feedback, incorrect volume settings and other sound hazards that may occur while performing or recording. So far, so good; but there's more going on here.

Matching impedance of balanced armatures with multi-way crossovers can be complex and certain personal monitoring/mixing systems don't handle such IEM designs – from any manufacturer – very well. Beyond its protection duties, Sound Guard also functions as an audio buffer that provides variable impedance matching from the source device to your balanced armature IEM earpieces (such as the UE Pro line) for enhanced dynamic range and improved sound quality. And although Sound Guard is intended specifically for those UE Pro IEM's, it can function with any balanced armature design.

Housed in a compact 2-by-2-inch plastic box that's about a half-inch thick, the Sound Guard definitely gets points for being compact. There are two 1/8-inch stereo TRS jacks (input and output) on either side of the unit, which connect in-line via an included 6-inch TRS patch cable to your IEM receiver (or hardwire personal mixer), with the output jack going to your earpieces. The Sound Guard box has a recessed on/off switch and two LED's to indicate power-on and battery condition.

  • Protects from sound hazards during performance/recording
  • Controls electrical impedance mismatches from the source device
  • Ideal for live performances, houses of worship, and production studios
  • Optimized for UE 900S & custom UE Pro IEMs
  • Includes: pair of CR2450 batteries, 1/8" (3.5 mm) audio cable, and metal belt clip
  • MPN : 989000152
  • UPC : 97855113825

Audio MIDI Plus is committed to deliver the best experience for our customers. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price, an exchange or a store credit within 30 days from the ship date. 

In the unlikely event that you received a defective product, a wrong product, or damaged product, Audio MIDI Plus will replace it at no charge of any additional shipping cost. We will send you a prepaid label to return the item, and ship you a replacement. You will not incur any shipping charges. Please notify us of any of damaged, defective or misshipped products within 14 days.

After 30 days, you may request manufacturer warranty if your item malfunctions. Unless otherwise specified, Audio MIDI Plus is an authorized dealer for all the brands we represent.

How to request a return:
Please email us or call us to obtain a RMA number. All returns must be in a re-sellable condition and include all packing materials, accessories and paperwork. We may apply a restocking fee if the returned products fall into these following categories:

  • Missing original packaging, manuals, accessories, or any contents that was included
  • RMA number was not associated with the return
  • Items not in original like new condition

Please send all returns to:
Audio MIDI Plus Returns
3725 Saddle Drive,
Carlsbad, CA 92010

The following items are not returnable, unless received DOA, in which we will send a replacement:

  • Software
  • Electronic Delivery of Software
  • Special orders
  • DVD’s

Items that fall into the in mouth and in ear use category, such as mouthpieces, earphones, ear plugs, harmonicas, cannot be returned due to health regulations

Thank You for shopping with us!

If your item is eligible for shipment outside of the United States, Tax, Duty, and/or VAT and brokerage fees are the buyer's sole responsibility. Please check with your local authorities to assess these extra fees.

Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.

International Friends: If you refuse a delivery due to Tax and/or Duty, we reserve the right to refund you only when the package is successfully returned back to us, and MINUS all shipping charges

Most software items are now Electronic Delivery Only. Once payment is received, we will Email you the necessary codes and/or download links. Please be sure to check your junk mail and spam folders for this Email.

While most items are in stock either in our retail store or fulfillment warehouse in Carlsbad, CA, in some cases items may need to be ordered and/or drop shipped from the manufacturer. Please allow 3-10 days for order processing, fulfillment, and setup, as well as transit and delivery time. Tracking will be available within 48 hours in most cases.

Please call us at (844) 577-4502 10AM-6PM PT M-S for an IN-HAND description of the item that you are interested in. We are always happy to help, and look forward to speaking with you if needed. Live Skype may also be available for you.

Related Products

< >