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LionGate
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I always did my music on headphones and did not even know how different it sounds on the monitors, so I want to ask who is using what in the process of making music, or what is better – headphones or monitors? And sorry for my bad english, all is google translate )

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Waderman
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Both. I use monitors (if you can call what I use monitors, haha…) for composing and production of the track. Finalization and control with headphones and after a finetuning with monitors again.

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charly_jp
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Hi,I am writing this reply also using Google Translate. :)

In my case,I use speakers for adjust of the entire song, and the low frequency range is adjusted by use the headphones.
Because my these equipments could play low frequency range is: speaker is 50hz-,headphone is 5hz-.

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RomanosMusic
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It depends on the quality of the headphones of course. Some come with a bass enhancer which is not a good idea to use. Reference studio monitors are always the best. Make sure they are not too close to the wall though to prevent a booming effect.

Headphones are cool to listen to the final mix and to check panning etc. :)

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GroovingGecko
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Use both, as well as inexpensive speakers for reference. Of course it depends on what monitors/headphones you have but my monitors and headphones sound VERY similar.

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PaBlikMM
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Both if possible :)

I use headphones for writing not to disturb my neighbours – for mix and mastering i use some cheap Studio Monitors (Alessis MKII) but i own them for many years so i have them in my ears :)

my 2 cents (hey seriously, what does it mean – 2 cents?? :) )

Pavel “CHA!”

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lucafrancini
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I use monitors Yamaha ns10 + headphones Sony 7509. I found that this couple is good for me because headphones compensates for the lack of lows and highs of monitors.

In the past I used to listen everything through yamaha hs80m, but they always sounded too good, even if mixes were not so good.

I worked with dynaudio BM15A in a big and hard treated room and they were awesome to check the lows at high volumes. I’d like to buy them, but before I would have to rent a big room as studio :D

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gballx
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I use Alesis Monitor One MK2’s standing on foam sound absorbers for mixing. During the production I use AKG K702’s which are so good I can now mix just on these headphones. I personally think to get used to the sound of your monitoring use CD’s as reference.

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Waderman
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My Two Cents
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You should know it if u use it^^

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MichalskiMusic
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Both. There is no substitute for a good set of reference monitors that you know. But there are times where you need a closer listen, such as adjusting panning, listening for possible note conflicts, balance,etc. Headphones are necessary for this.

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