We usually see idols take off their earpieces on stage, but not everybody understand why they do it.
Kpop are used to scenes where their idols take off their earpieces with a “cool” attitude. However, besides performing effects, have you ever wonder about the true reason behind that action?
Earpieces are similar to headphones, but this particular type of earphones used by idols on stage is significantly different. They’re called “in-ear” earphones, specially designed for singers and artists who perform on stage that they can eliminate unwanted noises such as the audience or extra instruments that can pose as a distraction while the singers are singing Therefore, removing an ear-piece while performing could make the artist go off-tune or miss a beat since they would be hearing a jumble of various noises without them. Nevertheless, many idols still choose to remove them occasionally. So what’s the reason?
Sometimes it’s because the audio in the ear-piece is malfunctioning or maybe it was improperly adjusted before the performance.
Other times, it’s extremely difficult for the singer to raise their voice high while singing, as their own voice combining with the audio inside the ear-pieces can irritate them badly, causing them the need to remove their ear-pieces as soon as possible.
But there are artists that take it out so that they can hear their fans better. By not hearing the audio inside their earphones, they’re able to talk with their fans more personally and comfortably. What an amazing purpose!
Many viewers think that the idols who dare to take off their earphones are actually excellent and well-trained singers, because they’re still able to keep their voice stable and match the beat perfectly and not distracted by other noises at all. Taeyeon, Baekhyun, Jaehwan and many other idols in Kpop that have this habit deserve compliments for their outstanding performing skills.