What do you listen to your instruments on?

VST, AU, AAX, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

What do you listen to your VSTi instruments on?

Laptop speakers
6
3%
Blue Tooth speaker
0
No votes
Low end computer speakers
2
1%
Average computer speakers
9
4%
High fidelity computer speakers
3
1%
Professional Monitor computer speakers
7
3%
THX computer speakers
2
1%
5.1 computer speakers
4
2%
Headphones
63
29%
Earbuds
7
3%
Home stereo speaker system
7
3%
Surround Sound home theater type system
4
2%
Passive studio monitors
11
5%
Active studio monitors
74
34%
Recording studio, in wall, mixing monitors
1
0%
Amplified PA type speakers
2
1%
TV
1
0%
a potato
14
6%
 
Total votes: 217

KVRian
550 posts since 18 Nov, 2010

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:23 pm

What do you listen to your instruments on?

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GRRRRRRR!
12585 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:45 pm

The accurate answer is a pair of JBL 104's (non-BT) that I recently bought. Before that it was a pair of Eris 3.5s, which I used to mix and master our last two albums. I have a few decent pairs of headphones, including a proper pair of AKGs, but I don't like using headphones and I don't need to any more, because I can listen as loud as I like as late into the night as I feel like. e.g. Last night I still had my speakers running flat out at 1:30am and 20m down the marina you can barely hear anything.
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KVRian
1233 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:13 pm

I also listen on BONES's JBL 104s.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

KVRAF
7611 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:57 pm

I use Yamaha HS7 as monitors and DT 990 Pro headphones. I like both of them and I would replace them with HS8 and the same phones if they are damaged one day.

For listening to music, YouTube, games ... etc, I also use a cheap Logitech speakers with sub (z313). They are surprisingly good with a deeper bass than my HS7! But the HS7 have more details in mid and high frequency of course. Anyway, I listen with low to mid volume usually on all of them.

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KVRAF
3668 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:08 pm

EnGee wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:57 pm
I use Yamaha HS7 as monitors and DT 990 Pro headphones. I like both of them and I would replace them with HS8 and the same phones if they are damaged one day.

For listening to music, YouTube, games ... etc, I also use a cheap Logitech speakers with sub (z313). They are surprisingly good with a deeper bass than my HS7! But the HS7 have more details in mid and high frequency of course. Anyway, I listen with low to mid volume usually on all of them.
I use the DT 990 Pro's for close listening, and I use AKG 141 Mk2's for the actual production, but I miss my HS80M's , they are boxed in another room as I simply don't have space here, but when I move next year I will be doing that, so I can't wait for the three points of reference.
"Part Man, Part Machine, Part Bird, Part Drum - It's Robo-bongo-cuckoo-cop" - James Acaster

KVRAF
7611 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:04 am

LeVzi wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:08 pm
EnGee wrote:
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:57 pm
I use Yamaha HS7 as monitors and DT 990 Pro headphones. I like both of them and I would replace them with HS8 and the same phones if they are damaged one day.

For listening to music, YouTube, games ... etc, I also use a cheap Logitech speakers with sub (z313). They are surprisingly good with a deeper bass than my HS7! But the HS7 have more details in mid and high frequency of course. Anyway, I listen with low to mid volume usually on all of them.
I use the DT 990 Pro's for close listening, and I use AKG 141 Mk2's for the actual production, but I miss my HS80M's , they are boxed in another room as I simply don't have space here, but when I move next year I will be doing that, so I can't wait for the three points of reference.
The HS80M/HS8 are good. I should have bought them instead. Anyway, I might add a sub in the near future, although my music is not bass heavy. The problem is I don't hear/feel the bass clearly on HS7.

KVRian
916 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:17 am

95% I listen on my Focal Shape 50s and for headphones I use the AKG702s.

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KVRist
206 posts since 7 Feb, 2017

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:43 am

I use a potato, but put carrots in my ears when it gets late so I don't wake the neighbors.

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KVRAF
5945 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:54 am

A chair

KVRAF
6148 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:01 am

Headphones: Sennheiser HD 280 Pro
Monitors: JBL LSR305

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KVRAF
1699 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:05 am

A pair of Event Opal and a potato when I just need to enjoy music as it needs to be enjoyed.
This post is supposed to be non-agressive. Now please give me a broad smile. :ud:

KVRAF
3696 posts since 13 Jul, 2004 from Earth

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:56 am

I use a oscilloscope and potatoes so i am sure that each instrument sounds like the real deal.
Not so interested in the Song/Melody only that it looks perfect on the oscilloscope :hihi:

KVRAF
2699 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:17 am

Genelec 8020a monitors I've had for years with the matching 7050B subwoofer and HD 660S headhones.

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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:19 am

my nads.

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KVRAF
31169 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:37 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:19 am
my nads.
These ones?
;)

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