What speakers do you use 

 

What headphones/speakers do you use and why?

    

rob662

    

Rob, I have a counter question for you: what would you do with this knowledge? Let’s say, I’ll told you that I’m using a Super-duper monitors by SomeAmazingBrand. Now what, you’ll want to get one of these?

You see, there is a catch: audio equipment sound very differently in different circumstances and environment. Room shape, acoustic treatment, sound card, cables, and even monitors vertical position relative to the ears, among other factors, affects our perception of sound.

   

If you would like to buy speakers, I suggest doing a research. Start off with the price range, then see what manufacturers are reliable and trustworthy, then read more about specific models, their type, power, and size. Hint: for a typical home studio, you’d need near-field monitors with the size of the speaker no more than 8 inches.

    

Home studio basics

    

But in case you’re just curious what speakers I have, the answer will be pretty boring. For the last seven years I’m using low-cost active near-field monitors Tapco S5 by Mackie. It’s not what I would want to use, but rather something that I can use at the moment. I intend to upgrade the monitors in the foreseen future in a favor for some higher grade.

    

Tapco S5 Review on Sound on Sound Magazine by Paul White

   
Tapco S5 by Mackie is a fine choice for beginners due to low price

Fellow producers! What speakers do you use and why?

   

P.S. This post is a part of the weekly “Advice” series. I’m happy to advise on such topics as production, performance, management, marketing, and design in the music industry and beyond. Send me your questions, too.

   
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