K- so now that I've totally soapboxed about the cheap sets...
Take the feed from the FOH- and ask your friendly neighbourhood soundman nicely to give you a mix that works for you. You don't need to change anything on stage.
Programmed 'boosts' shouldn't be so boosty that it hurts you. with IEMS you *want* to have a lower volume anyway. Protect your ears mate.
Thats where i'm going with the question. I'm curious if what my "boost" was while using a monitor is going to be too much when plugged directly into my ears. I guess I can plug my headphones into my kemper and get an idea. As for volume, thats part of my whole goal. I'm tired of my ears ringing the next day after a gig. And we have pretty low stage volume for the most part.
Your right on track I think with avoiding cheap sets. I have now talked myself out of getting the cheaper Galaxy 1100 (based on reviews) and will probably look at something like the Shure PSM 300. I'll "try" the earbuds that come with it but will still probably end up going to the Westones . My biggest concern with all this is if I end up not liking in ears in general...man I've spent alot of money!