Monitor ears

So which ear do you monitor with?

  • Left

    Votes: 16 50.0%
  • Right

    Votes: 11 34.4%
  • Both

    Votes: 4 12.5%
  • None - Fuck being a DJ!

    Votes: 1 3.1%

  • Total voters
    32

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While at a local drinking establishment, Tirple and I were discussing the pro's and con's of using the left and right ears to monitor with..

..So we decided to stick up a poll on this subject to find out which is more widely used among DJs!

Just to clarify; By monitor ear, I mean the ear you have the headphone on while you are queuing the next tune.

An example: (HEADPHONE) LEFT EAR --- RIGHT EAR

I would class this example as being someone who monitors with their left ear.

Get voting :spliff:
 

freeagent

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Left, but at some clubs they have the monitors in funny unmoveable places, so I adapt. Actually, me preferred method is split cue with the cued record in the left and master in the right - a real life saver when there is NO monitor!
 

klusta

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prefer right, can do with left or just listen to the sound given out by the needle itself without going through the mixer
 

Caution

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Either really....

Just depends on the set up of the booth.

At home I have my main monitor in the middle of my decks as its the only place I can fit it in my room.
 

Affliction

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depends on the booth, but i usually prefer right ear.... equally happy mixing with left though
 

Time Dependant

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I normally use both because I've got 2 monitors set out on the left & right so it doesn't really matter to much for me.
 

jay walker

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Glued to the right ear, slightly towards the back - dont even take it off in the mix.

But gotta switch it to suit the environment when needed!
 

Mulla

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At home I use my right ear as my 'monitor' ear, but thats only cos thats how my decks and speakers are set up. Dont really have a preference.

Gotta big up my mate tho, hes deaf in one ear and has to do everything with his left ear!!!
 

cK

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Prefer left, but playing out, on often shit systems... gotta adapt
 

CoB

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i always go left.. even at home when my speakers are set up on the left side of me... i still need the phones on my left ear..
my right ear feels really wierd having a headphone on it, and i feel like a dick, like everyone would look at me funny hahaha.. anyway..
 

Affliction

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CoB said:
i always go left.. even at home when my speakers are set up on the left side of me...
i always have the headphone on the same side as the monitor... can't work it the other way :burn:
 

moriaty

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depends on my haircut, and on which ear ive got more wax... :saber:






left...<<<< :fag:
 
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temper_d

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I generally use my right...its my left ear that is more fucked though...

Thing is though, at home i mix at such quiet volumes that a lot of the time i'm listening to the sound coming off the actual vinyl and don't even use the headphones that much!
 
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