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. Electro-Voice Telex HED-1 Ultra Lightweight Headphones
    Electro-Voice Telex HED-1 Ultra Lightweight Headphones
    • SKU # TEL HED1
    • MFR # F.01U.118.485
    • UPC # 800549424806
    $11.07
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    • Ultra Lightweight Headphones
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  2. PreSonus Central Station Plus Studio Control Center
    PreSonus Central Station Plus Studio Control Center
    • SKU # PSN CENTRALSTATIONPL
    • MFR # CENTRAL STATION PLUS
    • UPC # 673454001345
    $649.95
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    • Switch Between 3 Sets of Monitors
    • Multiple Analog and Digital Sources
    • Passive Signal Path
    • 24-bit/192 kHz D/A Converters
    • Fast, Accurate Metering
    • Built-In Talkback Microphone
    • 2 Headphone Amplifiers
    • Mono Summing
    • Dim and Mute
    • Desktop Remote Control
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  3. PreSonus Eris E4.5 Hi-Definition 2-Way 4.5" Nearfield Monitors (Pair)
    PreSonus Eris E4.5 Hi-Definition 2-Way 4.5" Nearfield Monitors (Pair)
    • SKU # PSN ERISE45
    • MFR # ERIS E4.5
    • UPC # 673454002632
    $199.95
    Only 1 Left! — In Stock & Ready to Ship Order now! Limited quantity in stock! Most orders placed before 3pm MST ship same day (except weekends and holidays).
    • For Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering
    • Acoustic Tuning Adjustment Controls
    • 1" Silk Dome Tweeter for Treble
    • 4.5" Kevlar Woofer Cone for Bass
    • 25W Class AB Amplification
    • RF Interference and Overload Protection
    • Heat, Transient, and Subsonic Protection
    • 100 dB Maximum SPL
    • 70 to 20,000 Hz Frequency Response
    • 1/8" Stereo Headphone Output Included
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  4. PreSonus Eris E44 Active MTM Studio Monitor
    PreSonus Eris E44 Active MTM Studio Monitor
    • SKU # PSN ERISE44
    • MFR # ERIS E44
    • UPC # 673454004087
    $219.95
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    • For Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering
    • Acoustic Tuning Adjustment Controls
    • 1.25" Silk Dome Tweeter
    • Dual 4.5" Kevlar Woofers
    • 90W Class AB Amplification
    • RF Interference & Overload Protection
    • Heat, Transient, & Subsonic Protection
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  5. PreSonus Eris E44 Active MTM Studio Monitor (Pair)
    PreSonus Eris E44 Active MTM Studio Monitor (Pair)
    • SKU # WB ERIS E44 PAIR
    • MFR # ERIS E44 (PAIR)
    $499.90
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    • For Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering
    • Acoustic Tuning Adjustment Controls
    • 1.25" Silk Dome Tweeter
    • Dual 4.5" Kevlar Woofers
    • 90W Class AB Amplification
    • RF Interference & Overload Protection
    • Heat, Transient, & Subsonic Protection
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  6. PreSonus Eris E5 High-Definition 2-Way 5.25" Studio Monitor (Each)
    PreSonus Eris E5 High-Definition 2-Way 5.25" Studio Monitor (Each)
    • SKU # PSN ERISE5
    • MFR # ERIS E5
    • UPC # 673454002175
    $134.95
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    • 5.25" Kevlar Woofer and 1" Tweeter
    • 70W Class AB Biamplification
    • 102dB Max SPL
    • Resonance-Suppressing Internal Bracing
    • Acoustic Tuning Controls
    • Acoustic Space Settings
    • Accepts XLR, 1/4" TRS and RCA Inputs
    • Output Current and Overheat Protection
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  7. PreSonus Eris E66 Active MTM Studio Monitor
    PreSonus Eris E66 Active MTM Studio Monitor
    • SKU # PSN ERISE66
    • MFR # ERIS E66
    • UPC # 673454004131
    $319.95
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    • For Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering
    • Acoustic Tuning Adjustment Controls
    • 1.25" Silk Dome Tweeter
    • Dual 6.5" Kevlar Woofers
    • 140W Class AB Amplification
    • RF Interference & Overload Protection
    • Heat, Transient, & Subsonic Protection
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  8. PreSonus Eris E66 Active MTM Studio Monitor (Pair)
    PreSonus Eris E66 Active MTM Studio Monitor (Pair)
    • SKU # WB ERIS E66 PAIR
    • MFR # ERIS E66 (PAIR)
    $699.90
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    • For Studio Recording, Mixing, Mastering
    • Acoustic Tuning Adjustment Controls
    • 1.25" Silk Dome Tweeter
    • Dual 6.5" Kevlar Woofers
    • 140W Class AB Amplification
    • RF Interference & Overload Protection
    • Heat, Transient, & Subsonic Protection
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  9. PreSonus HP2 Headphone Amplifier
    PreSonus HP2 Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # PSN HP2
    • MFR # HP2
    • UPC # 673454004438
    $119.95
    Only 2 Left! — In Stock & Ready to Ship Order now! Limited quantity in stock! Most orders placed before 3pm MST ship same day (except weekends and holidays).
    • Stereo Headphone Amplifier
    • 9V Battery or DC Powered
    • Volume Control Knob
    • Pan Control Knob
    • Stereo/Mono Switch
    • Battery-Health LED
    • Belt Clip
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  10. PreSonus HP4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier
    PreSonus HP4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier
    • SKU # PSN HP4
    • MFR # HP4
    • UPC # 673454000423
    $139.95
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    • 4 Discreet Headphone Outputs
    • 2 Balanced 1/4" Line Inputs
    • 4 Stereo 1/4" Headphone Outputs
    • 2 Balanced 1/4" Line Outputs
    • Volume Pots for Each Channel
    • Wide Frequency Response
    • Daisy-Chainable
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