Download your free 48 page copy of Sonarworks “Successful Studio Setup” e-book, in which they explain how to go about setting up the perfect listening environment for critical mixing workflows in home recording studios. The book covers both monitoring on loudspeakers as well as monitoring on studio headphones. Well worth checking out.
In this article we explore several innovative monitoring plug-ins with technologies that claim to help us mix more confidently with headphones by providing a more natural listening environment similar to that of mixing with monitors in a room, but which is best?
HEDD have announced a pair of headphones to complement their growing range of monitor speakers, which like their monitors feature the AMT driver for which they are best known. These open backed headphones feature a redesigned AMT driver which has been adapted to deliver full range performance rather than the HF only duties the AMT tweeters cater for in the monitors.
Genelec are rightly famous for their reference monitor systems and world beating GLM automatic alignment system, but now they’ve turned their hands to bringing accurate immersive audio monitor reference performance to headphones as well.
There has long been a heated debate in music production circles when it comes to the topic of mixing on headphones over choosing to use studio monitors. In this article we weigh up three pros and cons of mixing on headphones over mixing on studio monitors.
The new NDH20s from Neumann look like a lovely set of headphones, of all the stats the one which caught our eye was the high impedance. What difference does the impedance of a pair of headphones make?
Did you know that when you mix on headphones it’s not the same as using speakers, we tell you why and the science behind this important fact.
In this review we take a close look… and of course listen to ADAM Audio’s first ever set of studio grade headphones the SP-5. Our verdict takes into consideration the high price tag, build quality, comfort and sonic performance in studio applications… In short, we like these very much… but how much and why?
We often talk about transducers being the part of the audio chain to spend the majority of our hard earned cash on. Normally this means our microphones and our speakers, but for many of us our headphones are just as, if not more important, than out speakers. We can spend many hours with them either on our heads or around our necks waiting to spring into action. In this article I'm going to look at some of the new and older headphones I have been using and let you know so of the features to look for when you are next shopping for studio headphones.
Ultimate Ears has released a new flagship IEM, the UE Live ($2,199) and the latest studio In-Ear Monitor in their product line, the UE 6 PRO ($699.) The release also heralds an upgrade along the entire UE CIEM product line to the Ultimate Ears IPX Connection System. The durable new connection system is designed to withstand sweat, temperature changes, and repeated connection/disconnections with different cable types over the life of product.