What headphones/speakers do you use and why?
Rob, I have a counter question for you: what would you do with this knowledge? Let’s say, I’ll tell you that I’m using 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 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.
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 favour for some higher grade.
Tapco S5 Review on Sound on Sound Magazine by Paul White
Fellow producers! What speakers do you use and why?