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 )
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.
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-.
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.
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.
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?? )
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
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.
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.