I've noticed that i need to continually switch back and forth between my C50 and my
nearfields. If I listen only with the C50 and get the mix to sound as good as possible I
can sometimes tame the mid-range so much that it sounds bland on other speaker systems.
Perhaps for MOR, ballads, disco this is OK, but for rock and pop I find that over-taming
the mid-range reduces the feel of excitement and energy. On the other hand ignoring the
C50 completely has the opposite effect, I end up with an overblown midrange and a powerful
bass that is ok on good speakers but sounds harsh and bass disappears on ipods and mobile
So nearly 2 months on the C50 is working fine, though as I said you
have to mix with regular breaks as it very easily fatigues the ear!
As a last
test I listen to the mix using the standard earbuds that come with an ipod, OMG is that a
bad listening experience, how does the punter put up with it???