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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Airfix » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:57 pm

A pair of nearfields would do it - no need for huge.
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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Aled Hughes » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:08 pm

Airfix wrote:A pair of nearfields would do it - no need for huge.

I know. But they're there :bouncy: !
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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Airfix » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:29 pm

Lucky you -
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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Airfix » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:44 pm

to some degree my premise has been reinforced by Aled
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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:04 pm

My gut feeling would be to mix for a good system first and foremost, why compromise for two teenagers sharing earbuds or a wannabe DJ playing with 10% THD on a hugely bass heavy and massively overdriven home karaoke system*? The only people who will here your mixes 'as you intended' are those who have a good sounding, accurate, system in a decent sounding room**.

* Or a Bose Revolve Plus for that matter

** Can you tell recording is not really my forte?
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Re: Please Recomend good headphones for mixing.

Postby Luke W » Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:09 am

:thumbup:

It's been said here by a few people already but I think what it boils down to, and a lot of people seem to miss the point, is that the idea of a good accurate pair of cans or speakers (and room in the case of the speakers) is that it allows you to hear everything properly and make mix choices that will help to ensure that it works well on "lesser" systems. It doesn't replace mix checks and secondary references, but it does at the very least remove a lot of the guesswork. I know my cans/speakers pretty well, and I'm rarely surprised by how something I've mixed sounds through a laptop/TV/phone/whatever.

It doesn't really work the other way around... Mixing on a half of a pair of £5 earbuds because that's the most likely end user system for a particular case is all very well and good, but it doesn't give you any idea of what will work in any of the other possible destinations.
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