Studio Monitoring

Studio Monitors, Headphones & Accessories

Why Do You Need Professional Studio Monitoring?

It's a situation you may know all too well. You've spent hours working on your mix, whether in your home studio or bedroom, and you get the sound just the way you like it. You've created a masterpiece! And then... you play it in your best friends car, or through some great sounding headphones - and the track sounds nothing like it did as you where perfecting it! Sound familiar? We know how you feel and we know how to fix it! You need to step up your studio monitoring game and we can help!

Studio monitors are essentially speakers (or headphones) designed for mixing and studio purposes where you don't want that extra "color" added by your everyday listening devices. This flat, uncompromising sound will give you a solid representation of the balance of your mix. This enables you to make critical choices with the benefit of knowing that your choices will carry through to your audience regardless of where or how they listen to your production.

Because of their flat, uncolored sound studio monitors can be less pleasant to listen to recreationally than your hi-fi speakers or audiophile headphones where the focus is placed on enhancing the sound for your average music listener. Monitors will help unlock your potential and help you find the less than perfect parts of your mix, so you can fix them and improve the quality of the products you create.

Studios of any size will benefit from professional studio monitors, headphones and precision volume controls. Performance Audio has studio monitors & headphones for every application and budget.

Editing with headphones, both of your ears receive the audio stream at precisely the same time. The result of this is a sound that seems to be coming from inside your head rather than in front of you. Any panning of instruments or tracks will seem to be more widely spaced, and effects like reverbs and delays will appear far wider and deeper.

With studio monitors, the natural reverb of your room has a smoothing effect on the more aggressive soundwaves and adds ambience, but monitoring on headphones allows you to experience your audio without room acoustics. This results in audio elements without much reverb (snappy beats and clean vocals, for example) coming across as more bright and aggressive.

Often it is wise to consider your sound on both headphones and quality studio monitors to make sure your sound comes across as intended in as many situations as possible.

Studio monitoring whether by monitor speakers or headphones is one of the most critical choices you can make because most of the decisions you make as you edit and tweak your recordings are based on what you hear from your monitors/headphones. Make sure you have a good quality way to listen to your work.

Feel free to contact us or stop by and listen to our speaker demo room if you want help in making a great studio monitoring decision.

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  1. Beyerdynamic DT 100 Closed-Back Studio Headphones for Monitoring, EFP/ENG and Live (16 Ohm, Black)
    Beyerdynamic DT 100 Closed-Back Studio Headphones for Monitoring, EFP/ENG and Live (16 Ohm, Black)
    • SKU # BEY DT10016BLACK
    • MFR # 474177
    • UPC # 4010118474170
    $199.00
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    • Professional Studio Headphones for Monitoring and ENG/EFP Applications - 16 Ohm, Black
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  2. Beyerdynamic DT 100 Closed-Back Studio Headphones for Monitoring, EFP/ENG and Live (400 Ohm, Black)
    Beyerdynamic DT 100 Closed-Back Studio Headphones for Monitoring, EFP/ENG and Live (400 Ohm, Black)
    • SKU # BEY DT100400BLACK
    • MFR # 421464
    • UPC # 4010118421464
    $199.00
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    • Professional Studio Headphones for Monitoring and ENG/EFP Applications - 400 Ohm, Black
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  3. Beyerdynamic DT 150 Closed-Back Monitoring Headphones for use in Loud Environments
    Beyerdynamic DT 150 Closed-Back Monitoring Headphones for use in Loud Environments
    • SKU # BEY DT150250
    • MFR # 455970
    • UPC # 4010118455971
    $199.00
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    • Closed Monitoring Headphones for use in Loud Environments and Broadcast, Film and Recording Studios
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  4. Beyerdynamic DT 250 Closed-Back Broadcast and Studio Headphones (250 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 250 Closed-Back Broadcast and Studio Headphones (250 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT250250
    • MFR # 443530
    • UPC # 4010118443534
    $199.00
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    • Professional Studio Headphones - 250 Ohm
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  5. Beyerdynamic DT 250 Closed-Back Broadcast and Studio Headphones (80 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 250 Closed-Back Broadcast and Studio Headphones (80 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT25080
    • MFR # 442844
    • UPC # 4010118442841
    $199.00
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    • Professional Studio Headphones - 80 Ohm
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  6. Beyerdynamic DT 252 Single-Ear Broadcast Headphones
    Beyerdynamic DT 252 Single-Ear Broadcast Headphones
    • SKU # BEY DT25280
    • MFR # 445177
    • UPC # 4010118445170
    $179.00
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    • Professional Single Ear Studio Headphones - 80 Ohm
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  7. Beyerdynamic DT 770 M Closed-Back Isolating Studio Monitor Headphones (80 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 M Closed-Back Isolating Studio Monitor Headphones (80 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT770M80
    • MFR # 472786
    • UPC # 4010118472787
    $159.00
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    • Superb Audio Quality
    • 80-Ohm Drivers
    • 10' Single-Sided Cable
    • Integrated Volume Control
    • Softskin Ear Pads
    • Includes Carry Case
    • 2-Year Warranty
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  8. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Edition Semi-Open Over-Ear High-Fi Stereo Headphones (250 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Edition Semi-Open Over-Ear High-Fi Stereo Headphones (250 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT880PREMIUM250
    • MFR # 481793
    • UPC # 4010118483936
    $199.00
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    • Stereo Headphones, Semi-Open Design, Single Sided Cable, 250 Ohms
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  9. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Edition Semi-Open Over-Ear High-Fi Stereo Headphones (600 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Edition Semi-Open Over-Ear High-Fi Stereo Headphones (600 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT880PREMIUM600
    • MFR # 491322
    • UPC # 4010118491320
    $199.00
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    • Stereo Headphones, Semi-Open Design, Single Sided Cable, 600 Ohms
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  10. Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Semi-Open Over-Ear Studio Headphones (250 Ohm)
    Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro Semi-Open Over-Ear Studio Headphones (250 Ohm)
    • SKU # BEY DT880PRO250
    • MFR # 490970
    • UPC # 4010118490972
    $249.00
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    • Professional Studio Reference Headphones - 250 Ohm
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