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Open Mic: What Advice Would You Give a Beginner About Monitor Speakers?


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This post is part of a series called Creative Session: Advice for Beginners.
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Open Mic: What Advice Would You Give to a Beginner About Audio Interfaces?

Each week we open our mic to readers and lurkers alike to come out of the woodwork and tell us your thoughts and opinion, your experiences and mistakes, what you love and what you hate. We want to hear from you, and here’s your chance.

Most beginners don't own a decent set of accurate speakers. Well, maybe they have a good stereo, or reasonable multi-media speakers plugged into their computer.

Should they go out and buy a pair of monitor speakers? Do you have any hints for them? Or can they get away with wearing headphones, or using the speakers they already have? Let us know the advice you'd give them in the comments.