Hello I'm new to this forum though I have been reading this Mag for the past 5/6yrs now.I was wondering what is meant by "accurate monitors" because I have the behringer b2031 and when I think the mix is ok I check on my sony mdr-7506's and some of the tones aren't right or the pitch is off.I was looking to purchase the maybe the mackie hr824 mk2.I've narrowed my specs I would like 1- 8" woofer,2- tone accuracy,3- imaging, around $2000cdn to play with any suggestions? Please and THANX
Just one caveat - checking the accuracy of monitors by comparing them to headphones isn't the way to go. There's a reason that it's not recommended to mix on headphones and that is that the 'phones introduce their own brand of distortion into the mix. Yes, the Sony MDR 7506's are industry standards as far as cans go and can be invaluable in evaluating the quality of a track, looking for noise, etc. But ANY phones are misleading when it comes to evaluating frequency balance, phase issues, etc. There's just too much interaction between the transducer and the listener's head.
Your Behringer monitors may or may not be any good for your music and mixes but comparing them to what you hear when you listen on headphones doesn't actually give you any information to evaluate that.