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monitors VS price range

Discussion in 'Monitoring / Headphones' started by vashuba, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. vashuba

    vashuba Active Member

    So i have been reading and i have seen people say to just save up and get a nice pair of monitors that you can use for several years down the road. What is the prince range that will get me those "monitors" they are talking about?
  2. I would think the answer to that question would depend on your current abilities, and where you plan on your abilities being years down the road. I use a set of M-Audio BX5a moniters ($300 Range) and I'm no pro, but I think I my recording results are not hindered by my moniters by any means. So I have no means on upgrading at the moment, or anytime soon. The translation I get from different systems seems to be pretty accurate.

    I think your question could be a little better answered if we had some more info like:
    What do you currently use for moniters
    What level of recordings are you trying to achieve
    What is your budget?
  3. vashuba

    vashuba Active Member

    Well i mix on a pair of Phillips SBC hn110 headphones, and a panasonic surround sound system. I also have a pair of tracking isolated sound headphones but the phillips sound better.
    I want to be able to sell songs with them sounding good.
    My budget is $400-500. I dont mind buying used gear from a higher price range.
    Should i buy a better pair of headphones and a pair of monitors? or justfocus on 1?
  4. Personally I would just focus on Moniters. But I've never even tried to mix in headphones either. Just always assumed it wouldn't translate very well? If I was you I would do as I did and go to a local music store...Sam Ash, Guitar Center. Anywhere that has a variety of different moniters set up to listen too. They you can pick what you like the best. There is a downfall to that also because most of the time these places are loud and are not going to represent what your studio environment will sound like.
  5. rfahey86

    rfahey86 Guest

    You could spend a ton of money on good monitors, but if your room is not acoustically treated right they are never going to sound right. I would figure out your budget and set some money aside so you can treat your room when you decide on a set.

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