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    Default Headphone Etiquette

    Hey guys!

    Got a question in regards to how I wear my headphones. Right now I have a pair of “Sennheiser HD25-1 II” and mix with an S4 with Traktor. The side of the headphones with the cord is a right channel and of course left is well, left.

    I feel most comfortable with the cored / heavier side on my left ear when I cue and leave my right ear open to listen to the live monitors.

    Would anyone say that this is a problem listening to the right channel in my left ear?? If so should I change any settings on my mac / traktor to switch them?


    Thanks in advanced!

    -A

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    Huh - I use the TMA-1 Studio for DJing. I'm like you - chord on the left, off ear on the right.

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    you can always make your monitor output mono so this massive problem is no longer an issue.
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    Or just reverse your Monitor Output Routing....
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    How do you think your mixes are coming out? I would say not to worry about it since mainly with cueing your listening to the kicks and snares which are pretty much right in the center of the mix. Plus most dance music is mono to sound best in the clubs, which is almost always mono. Are you using sync? Do you even need headphones?

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    Do whatever the hell you want. If it works for you then it is nothing less than PERECT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester View Post
    .....so this massive problem is no longer an issue.
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    The only headphone "Etiquette" I can think of is wiping off your sweat from a borrowed pair before handing them back :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo21 View Post
    at least someone picked up on this lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by patch View Post
    do whatever the hell you want. If it works for you then it is nothing less than perect.

    The time it took you to write this post could have been spent mixing.
    we need "likes" here
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