Originally Posted by jnorman
i am monitoring with HS80m's, which seem pretty good to me - i replaced my tannoy active revels with the yammy's, and mixes translate better for the most part.
but, i still seem to have problems hearing reverb accurately. if i tweak the reverb to sound right on the monitors, i hear way too much reverb through my headphones. when i tweak the verb to sound right through headphones, it sounds too dry through the monitors.
how do you guys judge the correct amount of reverb? are my monitors not good enough? is it common to judge verb settings via phones rather than monitors?
I like Yamaha monitors in general, but when I tried HS80m they were not too trustworthy to me... I really enjoy the MSP5 and SW10 sub combination, though, but also like to judge reverb and mixes in general on hi-fi systems. But also that system is not something optimal if I would be doing some classical... For pop/indie rock/jazz/ethno it seems to work well.
In the studio also a pair of Avantones are very helpful for balance and ambience judgement and I really liked how easy it was to make decisions on K+H 0300 and Dynaudio AIR20 with which I had a pleasure to work a few times. I am completely lost on cans and don't trust them at all for mixing.
I think you could get more suitable monitors for classical/acoustic/jazz, etc. Especially if you just changed recently and are not too used to them.