Headphones or a good monitor set?
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4th March 2013
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Headphones or a good monitor set?

So I am fairly new to this stuff but am ready to get my feet wet with all the right gear! Right now I'm using what I have but Ihave a big questions and feel like this is the best place to ask it. I have a set of aiaiai tma-1 beat port edition. I'm just wondering if I should sell them and just get a good set of monitors which would leave me with only iphone earphones or would it be smart to keep the headphones? Also I have some klipsh computer speakers right now that I use
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Keep the klipsh for grot speakers. The headphones will be better than the computer speakers, but it is very, very dificult (nearing imposible) to make a mix that translates on headphones. A set of decent monitors is a must for mixing.
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So I am fairly new to this stuff but am ready to get my feet wet with all the right gear! Right now I'm using what I have but Ihave a big questions and feel like this is the best place to ask it. I have a set of aiaiai tma-1 beat port edition. I'm just wondering if I should sell them and just get a good set of monitors which would leave me with only iphone earphones or would it be smart to keep the headphones? Also I have some klipsh computer speakers right now that I use
Neither computer speakers nor DJ- or Hifi-Headphones are the right choice for mixing. You need something that's as accurate and neutral sounding as possible. There are some decent mixing headphones (do a forum search, several threads about them), but, as X 25 stated, it's very hard, if not impossible, do do good mixes on headphones alone - but they're great for double checking your mixes to compensate for the flaws of low priced entry level monitors and/or badly treated rooms though.
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I would go with monitors and adapt your ears to them..
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Thanks for the response guys?
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