Studio Monitors and Headphones

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    • #41305
      AvatarChris
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      I keep reading that I need a good pair of pro quality headphones to monitor my sound inputs. Ditto for studio monitors to listen to my mixes in the studio.

      Can anybody out there deifne what "pro" quality means as it relates to studio monitors and headphones? Thanks.

    • #175539
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      I am using SONY MDR-7502 headset. I believe it’s on the cheaper side of the professional line.
      I don’t use professional monitors in my office, just regular SONY VAIO.

      In the news production all around the world FOSTEX 6301 is a standard. Can’t beat that.
      http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/pro_products/6301b.shtml

      I remember using RAMSA system from Matsushita at some point. It was great.

      It depends on what are working on. If you are aiming for TV viewers, make sure it sounds good on regular TV. Likewise, all the CD’s are supposed to sound good in the car stereo.

    • #175540
      AvatarChris
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      faqvideo Wrote:

      I am using SONY MDR-7502 headset. I believe it’s on the cheaper side of the professional line.
      I don’t use professional monitors in my office, just regular SONY VAIO.

      In the news production all around the world FOSTEX 6301 is a standard. Can’t beat that.
      http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/pro_products/6301b.shtml

      I remember using RAMSA system from Matsushita at some point. It was great.

      It depends on what are working on. If you are aiming for TV viewers, make sure it sounds good on regular TV. Likewise, all the CD’s are supposed to sound good in the car stereo.

      Thanks for the tip. The FOSTEX gear looks sweet.

    • #175541
      AvatarAnonymous
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      For studio monitors (speakers), you are going to want what are referred to as "studio monitors" (simple, no?). Most places I have seen use a nice amp (Usually a Crown) and nice monitors [speakers] (Usually JBLs or similar). Also, if your target is TV, as was pointed out, you’re going to want your sound guy to have a paper cone speaker (the kind that is in a consumer TV set). The audio has to sound good on the pro stuff as well as the consumer stuff, otherwise it isn’t good.

    • #175542
      Avatarmoglepro
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      If you want some sweet headphones, check out the Ultrasone Proline.
      http://www.directproaudio.com/shop/shop.cfm?section=1298&vendorcode=ULTRASONE

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