Originally Posted by White Noise
I've glanced at these babies a few times, but I'm frankly unsure of where they stand as far as shipping the darned things is concerned. Seems like a subpac for your head from what I gather.
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That said, I use headphones, about half of mine let me hear sub okay. It's taken me a few years to learn what's right down there mostly by trial and error when I get to hear my stuff on bigger systems or get input from the LB.
ive read a lot of material on using cans... vs using monitors. im fond of the sony 7506's and have used them since i was a kid, different headphones but the same make and model. i love them but they lack emphasis. so i can hear well with them but its not an accurate representation of consumer grade electronics. i use a second pair of cans for that though, they are just regular old cheap headphones, but have a good bass and high end emphasis.
as for using headphones as a substitute though, i havent seen anyone recommend it. ive already read, its okay to compare to, or get a reference, but not to finalize with...
in nature, we have space between the sources of sound, and that physics cant be perfectly replicated in headphone technology. there is a reason we use them but we dont solely rely on them. ive done it though, ive made music on them, ive dj'd on them too, they are not dj headphones... lol
but having a sub, is far reaching over headphones imho. having a room built to size and treated with a properly positioned system will provide better reference. now im not saying that to just bust anyones ass... you can make great sounding music on cans and it be fine, maybe even unnoticeable... im sure its possible. but getting a studio should be something you all seek if you want to take music production to the next level.
now that i have this sub in, i have no idea how the hell i lived without it. all my music by comparison are way off, old studio, old rooms, older gear, no sub. vs my setup now. wow. like night and day. this is why i think an emphasis is placed on subs and monitors ... in a treated room. i feel like i can actually start making music that sounds right, and good, from the get go.