Studio Monitor Speakers
Studio Monitor Headphones
Studio headphone monitors are also popular and come in handy in situations where you can’t bang out in full volume. Keep in mind that the term “studio headphones” are thrown around a lot and companies like Beats by Dre and Monster have used these terms. The fact is that among dedicated gear heads, these brands have capitalized well on marketing but their goods are not considered the best for mixing by a longshot. Some of the best headphones for mixing are made by Sony, Sennheiser, and Audio-Technica. The best headphones for mixing generally have an open back design, as to prevent the build up of certain tones and to let0 the sound inside the headphones “breathe”. When recording, closed back headphone tend to be a better option in order to prevent the music from the headphones to spill over into the recording.
You can learn more about studio monitor headphones in our monitor headphone comparison page.