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jwh1 2012-11-30 19:59

Headphones / Monitors
 
Hi,
I get a slightly different sound when listening through my headphones (audio-technica ATH M50's) to my monitors (KRK Rokit 8's) I thought I could finish that mix, you know getting that bit of synth panned properly etc. Especially at the lower end, it sounds fine on my headphones, but sounds a bit toppy, when listened through my monitors, any advice ?

Thanks
John

omshanti20 2012-11-30 21:14

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jwh1 2012-11-30 21:49

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Originally Posted by omshanti20 (Post 1189118)
It's good that you recognise the difference in sound presentation (monitors vs headphones) as you can anticipate this and make allowances. In a sense all mixing is a compromise between different playback speakers (monitors, hi-fi, earbuds, computer speakers, etc.) so your own monitors and headphones are two points on a scale of reference...and you understand how they are different from each other.

A long-term solution is to purchase monitors and headphones that sound similar - I'm using Focal CMS40's and AKG K701's...not cheap but each sounds good and there isn't too much difference when switching between the two.

One advantage of your systems sounding different is that you will pick out different details in the mix...ideally the mix should sound great on both. My experience is that headphones are good for judging details (reverb tails, fine EQ, panning) whilst monitors give an overall impression of vibe, power and musicality. YMMV.

Most people in the know will finish the mix on monitors rather than 'phones.
Good luck and don't forget some room treatment : )

Thanks for your reply, I thought I had a good set of monitors and phones ?
should I look at changing them, or learn to work with them ?
One last question, should I have it sounding better through monitors
or through phones, as that's what most people listen to music with

John

omshanti20 2012-11-30 22:59

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VOLCANIC 2012-12-03 08:29

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Originally Posted by jwh1 (Post 1189151)
Thanks for your reply, I thought I had a good set of monitors and phones ?
should I look at changing them, or learn to work with them ?
One last question, should I have it sounding better through monitors
or through phones, as that's what most people listen to music with

John

well i say keep your monitors speakers as they are giving you the real sound of your music. headphones sound great but you can't really rely on them for final judgement of your music. use the monitor speakers for your final mix and believe you me if you take that to your car or any other system, it will sound great. we are not saying dont use your headphones but please use monitors for your final mix


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