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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

You could produce tracks with some ordinary earbuds. It's just harder to know what exactly is going on in your mixes and whether it will translate well to other listening environments. It's general ...
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Could I use "normal" headphones with an electronic drum?

Yes, your normal headphones will work fine. When somebody says "monitor headphones" or "monitor speakers", it typically just means that they're calibrated for accuracy—the kind of accuracy you'd want ...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

There are nice small mixers which accept input from the guitar and some other source and feed the output to a headphone jack // line out. For example, this series of mini-amps from VOX. Or this one ...
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Are studio monitors necessary for producing tracks?

You should definitely not rely exclusively on headphones for mixing. There are some sound aspects that headphones just can't properly convey, in particular any phase cancellation between the channels. ...
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Why does some music sound different on speakers and headphones

From speakers you hear the L and R channels with directional information but in a common space. On headphones you hear them almost completely separated. With some techniques of stereo mixing, this ...
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What technical spec should I look for in noise isolating headphones?

ATTENUATION. This is the technical term for a reduction in signal strength (i.e. a reduction in the volume). Isolation or cancellation? The other responders seem to miss that many solutions for noise ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

The ubiquitous solution here is to use an external audio interface. There are plenty of cheap USB ones on the market that will provide you with inputs (anything from 1 to multiple - mine has 8 inputs),...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

A really cheap and cheerful way to hear it better is to rest the head on a table, or even better, a hollow wooden box. Works quite well on a tomtom (part of a drumkit) if you happen to have one ...
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What's a good approach to learning bass guitar without having a bass guitar amp?

If you're just learning how to play the notes, then you could rest it on something resonant, or not… it will do, but it won't gain you much overall. As a bass un-amplified sounds nothing like one that ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

The mic should only be a TS - it's mono. Simplest would probably be to take all the barrels off & actually check everything is managing to physically connect to the right connections. A continuity ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I'd suggest a wired set of headphones. Bluetooth has a delay/latency that you just wouldn't care about when listening to iTunes etc, but it will drive you mad playing guitar.
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Are these legit FLAC music files?

"Insane high quality music" is a bit of a misnomer. FLAC, same as MP3 & AAC, are usually ripped from CDs by other consumers with no real idea of what they're doing, so they're only 16-bit 44....
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Headphones for musicians

Different sets are helpful for different situations. But given that they are expensive and so are instruments, musicians might opt for a single pair that cover a lot of ground. Here are few guidelines:...
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Can I use headphones with tube guitar amplifier without headphone jack?

To be sure I understand, you want to plug headphones into your speaker out on a tube amp head? I would say absolutely not. It doesn't matter what you have plugged into your FX loop. If you want ...
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What is the difference in sound quality between high and low impedance 'headphones'?

I don’t think there is any difference in sound quality, or at least if there is, it’s so minimal that it’s overshadowed by all the other design elements of the headphones. The reason why different ...
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Hear Yamaha P45 with headphones connected to a computer

Here is your manual: https://www.musikkhandel.no/media/files/2496/p45_en_om_a0.pdf According to your manual you have a headphone jack on the keyboard itself which deactivates the speakers so if you ...
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Does the sound quality of a digital piano's speakers matter for headphone usage

There are other considerations besides sound. I love my Kawai partly, yes, for its nice on-board sound, but also for its realistic key action. To some degree I get the impression that speaker "...
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

Since the JamHub seems to be dead as a company at this moment, the only viable product with separate submixes seems to be Zoom LiveTrak L-12 (or L-20).
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Is there a device that would be a mixer with multiple outputs to jam with headphones?

Have you tried simply splitter cables? For example, I had bought a curious-looking thing-- a regular 3.5mm headphone (male) plug to THREE headphones jack (female) cable for $1 at a thrift store. (It'...
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When a drummer wears headphones, what is he listening to?

Personally, I listen to an audiobook of the latest Stephen King whilst playing a gig on the drums. More seriously, there's three likely answers: A click track, basically a metronome pulse, possibly ...
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Connect PC and headphones to digital piano

First off; Behringer is garbage. Always has been, always will be. Your noise ("scratching") issue sounds like badly-written zero-latency monitoring drivers. Or, those phono inputs are almost certainly ...
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Why does music sound slightly sharper when played through headphones?

Most likely you are either imagining the pitch change or you are unusually sensitive to pitch, which is a subjective interpretation that is also dependent on volume. So you might try turning down the ...
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Wireless earphones suitable for playing? (low latency)

Look at 'in ear monitors' designed for live use. Latency is typically 5ms on budget systems.
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Wireless earphones suitable for playing? (low latency)

The pros (and many amateurs) us wireless in-ear monitoring systems. They are available in a range of prices from USD 200 or less up to thousands of dollars depending on features and sound quality. ...
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How would earplugs change the performance of headphones?

Your earplugs are doing at least two things to affect the sound you hear from the headphone speakers: reducing the sound pressure, and acting as a frequency filter. By reducing the sound pressure ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

The way I practice going directly into my computer is with a guitar-jack-to-USB I got when I bought the game Rocksmith (like this one here). You can get these cables online relatively cheaply and ...
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Plug electric guitar into PC for practising

If your PC headphones jack is separated from the mic/linein jack, then you can plug the guitar in the mic/linein and use a headphone directly. Nowadays, several notebooks come with just one jack for ...
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Guitar options for beginners to learn

The best guitar to get is the one that will inspire you to pick it up and play. So it really depends upon the type of music that you want to play. You should think of your favorite band or your ...
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Why does some music sound different on speakers and headphones

If your headphones are the full-sized (circumaural) ones, and they are of a closed-back design (most are), then the primary issue is that the headphone drivers do not have any way for the sound waves ...
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Can I use headphones with tube guitar amplifier without headphone jack?

If you have 1/4" Headphones with 8-16 Ohm resistance, just plug them into the external speaker jack. You will need a 1/4 Mono to Stereo converter plug (Mono Male, Stereo female), but that's all.
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