For earcans I use Sony MDR-7506 and the Apple In-ear Headphones. If I had some tats and more Genre’s in my iTunes labeled Rock I may want the soon to be released Marshall Headphones. They come out in November and the price is TBA. I have to wonder if they come with a coupon for discount hearing aids. Want or want not?
“The heavy sound of Marshall has been carried over the world for nearly 50 years. Breathless roadies and roaring trucks have worked hard to make Marshall heard all across the globe. Now, time has come for you to carry this magnificent burden of rock ‘n’ roll all by yourself.” – marshallheadphones.com
For more info: marshallheadphones.com
I was talking via IM to “Raytrace” who’s name you see all over music tech social media sites. We were talking about checking our mixing in cars and he said that the Volkswagen Beetle is known to have the best shape for audio playback. I never heard that before but on the surface it makes sense. I guess if the circular interior walls are matched with a killer Blaupunkt system right?
Here’s my check the mix workflow:
- Adam P11A (nice monitors)
- Yamaha NS10M’s + Powerful Amp (harsh but acurite)
- Sony MDR-7506 headphones (loud cans)
- Apple iPod in-ear headphones
- Subaru Impreza (Japanese car)
- Nightclub Soundcheck
Remember to listen from other rooms from where the speakers are playing with the doors shut. The next door effect can point out too loud mix elements. Try mixing with a fan or noise in the room. Check mixes in loud cars (see above) and in parked cars. Remember to mix with fresh ears before any other music making.
photo credit: nitrox09