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    Quote Originally Posted by Dandeezy View Post
    Great monitors seem to sound subpar if the room is also not at least minimally acoustically treated. That may be a factor because you have a budget. So if you look at it from that standpoint, $500 cans may give you a better option.
    Very true... Room acoustics is everything... but i feel if you have a $500 budget i would hit craigslist and get a solid pair of monitors for $300. then read up on room acoustics it is very simple to treat early reflection points in any room which will make a world of difference. there are plenty of cheap diy panels you can make or you can buy some. I feel with your budget you will have no problem getting a solid pair of monitors and be able to treat your room.

    this link will give you alot of info on treating a room RealTraps - Creating a Reflection-Free Zone
    I would go monitors.

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    There are a lot of good monitors and headphones for a total of that budget! If you have the opportunity test them in your room before buying with music you really know how it should sound!

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    Monitors and headphones period.
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    Well I use a couple of Adam F7s and Sennheiser 650HD headset, but since I got my Adams, I rarely use the sennheisers.
    I do put them on the check my mix, but I do recommed monitors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallengard View Post
    Monitors and headphones period.
    Have to agree. If I had to pick one, I would pick monitors, but I use my headphones all the time to see if my panning is still pleasing or more often than not to check reverb/delay tails.

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    if you dont ahve a good pair of headphones yet for sure get ones

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    I use both. HD800 headphones with a HDVD800 headphone, and some Event monitors.
    Last edited by Smitty Boy; 06-24-2014 at 06:56 PM.

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    I find that listening on headphones tends to exaggerate the inner details of a mix a little, and also makes it easier to identify clicks and pops on a recording than when listening on speakers.

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    headphones

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    Depends on your room. If you have a very small room, it's a good idea to use headphones to check on your low frequencies. Best would be to use both, though. Always try and use several references.

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