To be honest, I avoid mixing in headphones, I just prefer to mix on studio monitors but I know that some people have no choice but to mix with headphones.
I use headphones as another “mix checker” and as a way to hear the finer details of a mix or any clicks or hums that I need to sort out before I can call a mix finished.
I would hazard a guess and say that headphones are probably how most people listen to music today, so it makes sense to check how your mix sounds on a typical “consumer” pair of headphones and a good set of studio headphones.
Mix checks aside, what about when you have to do the whole mix with headphones?
Well, it can be done, and done very well once you know the pitfalls and how to get around them.
In this video, I go over the different types of studio headphones and which type is best for mixing, then, I give you my best tips for getting the best results possible when...