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You’ve got to be able to hear what you are doing. A comfortable pair of headphones will work nicely, but you might want to also consider investing in a good pair of studio monitor speakers - especially if you are recording your voice tracks for the highest quality. A good pair of headphones and good monitor speakers will reveal every nuance of your performance and any extraneous sounds that need to be fixed before sending your voice track to your client.

If you’re using headphones - and you’re any distance from your mixer or USB interface, you might need an extension cord for your headphones. Your equipment will determine the type of connectors on either end of your extension cable: 1/4” male or female, or 1/8” male or female. Headphone extension cables are generally stereo and can have the same size connector on both ends or different sizes. Most audio equipment dealers stock headphone extension cords.

For an online resource try Radio Shack at this link: (if the link is broken just go to www.RadioShack.com and search for “headphone extension cable.”

Headphones and Monitor Speakers to consider:

 

Sony MDR-7506. Excellent "flat" response
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

The professional-quality Sony Pro MDR-7506 Headphones let you hear it all. Premium 40mm drivers reproduce every musical nuance. Closed-ear design gives a tight bass response, practically eliminates external noise, and snuggles over the ears for hours of comfort. Frequency response is a flat 10Hz to 20kHz so you accurately hear what's on tape. Gold-plated connectors prevent rust and corrosion, and a UniMatch plug is provided for both 1/4" and 1/8" jacks. Phones fold for easy storage. We recommend the MDR-7506 for applications where hearing accuracy is crucial. Includes soft case.


 

Sennheiser HD201 Headphones

Sennheiser HD201 Pro Closed
 Back Headphones

Sennheiser HD201 Pro Closed Back Headphones

The HD201 has good attenuation of ambient noise and outstanding wearing comfort at an affordable price.


 

Sennheiser HD-280 Headphones. Closed back for better isolation.

Sennheiser HD-280 Pro
 Closed-Back Headphones

Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Closed-Back Headphones

The Sennheiser HD-280 Pro Closed-Back Headphones are circumaural headphones designed for professional monitoring applications. With up to 32dB external sound attenuation, it's perfect for use in noisy environments, at live shows, and by DJ mixers! The HD-280 Pro features rugged design and optimum sensitivity that'll make even those wimpy headphone outs on synthesizers come alive - these babies are LOUD! The HD-280 Pro delivers detailed, natural reproduction of music and speech, and boasts a smooth frequency response from 8Hz to 25kHz.Ready to pack it up? The collapsible ear cups make it easy to stow in your gig bag! And all those parts you normally wear out - such as the ear pads, headband padding, and cable - are easily replaceable.Due to its collapsible earpieces, the HD-280 Pro is very space-saving when it comes to transportation. All parts subject to wear and tear such as earpads, headband padding, and cable are easily replaceable, thus ensuring long service life.


Monitor Speakers:

 

Behringer 1C Studio Speakers - matched pair
Behringer 1C Studio Monitor Speakers Pair Black

Behringer 1C Studio Monitor Speakers Pair Black

2-way Behringer 1C Monitors merge stunningly accurate sound reproduction with neo-classic design. They are an ideal choice for fixed speaker installations, such as stereo and surround applications, home recording studios, restaurants, or audio and video production suites.Incredible Sound Quality100W passive Behringer 1C loudspeakers derive their great sound from their powerful 5.5" cellulose cone woofers and high-resolution 0.5" tweeters. Their internal crossover provides auto-overload tweeter protection. High-precision components and design ensure absolute phase linearity. The result: Monitors with full-power, ultralinear frequency response ranging from 60Hz all the way up to 23kHz.Designed to Blend with any DecorThese little beauties come with color-matched mounting brackets for convenient, easy installation. Place Behringer !C Monitors in bookshelves, on desktops or hang them from the rafters. You'll find dozens of applications for these great-sounding Behringer monitor speakers.Multipurpose 2-way studio monitors ideally suited for fixed installation, multimedia, home recording studio, audio/video production and surround-sound systemsHigh-power handling capability (100W/IEC268-5) produces full-range output with extremely low distortionPowerful 5-1/2" woofer with extremely light-weight cellulose cone and high-resolution 1/2" tweeterUltra-linear frequency range from 60Hz to 23kHzPhase-optimized and high-precision crossover for absolute phase linearityAuto-overload protection prevents tweeter damage and resets automaticallyBracket for wall/ceiling mounting includedHigh-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life


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