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    what's the difference btw monitor speakers and good pc speakers?
    i usually output thru my home stereo and i was considering getting something with a better portability.
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    Frequency Responce

    Flatter Frequency curve (Less Colouration)

    Better Dynamic Range

    Better S/N Ratio

    Resonant Freqency of Cabinet is dampened

    Better Mid Range Clarity

    Stereo Phase improvements

    Better Sweetspot coverage

    Better Quality cable (usually)

    Less Fatigueing to Listen to
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    I didnt think there was any such thing as "good" PC speakers???

    You woe it to yourself to monitor your mucis through a good pair of studio monitors, otherwise you are not really "hearing" your audio in its true light. And any decisions you make to effect or process your audio will be based on a false representation of its true sound.

    If you cant afford a good pair of monitors, but yourself a good quality pair of headphones and monitor through them.....definately a much better option than using PC speakers!

    Good luck with your decision

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    If you want to be really cheapass, then mix through your normal headphones. At least on your normal headphones you know how the music sounds. You listen to professional music through your headphones, so you know what it's supposed to sound like through them.

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    Bad thing about headphones is that you never know how loud the bass is. Also.. I did a song and the vocals were way louder than the beat and I didn't even know it b/c I did it all wearing headphones. Big earmuff ones too. I need monitors, and so does this guy.

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    I didnt think there was any such thing as "good" PC speakers???
    Yamaha MSP-5, thats certainly a blurry line.
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    Originally posted by oALTAIRAo
    Bad thing about headphones is that you never know how loud the bass is.
    I support this comment 100% and have learn't from personal experience!!!! NEVER use headphones to professionally mix your music.
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    Originally posted by mungo
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    I didnt think there was any such thing as "good" PC speakers???
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    Yamaha MSP-5, thats certainly a blurry line.
    What do you mean here ? :confused:
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    Not quite monitors, but too good to be computer spekaers. Personally I think its great, I'm running an older pair of yamaha's inbetween speakes.
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    Imho the MSP5's are far too weak and absolutely not "clean"; I have MSP10's here, but - except the name "MSP-" - you can't compare them at all with the MSP-5. Huge difference in power and accuracy (no colourisation).
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