What Is The Differnce Between Near-Field And Far-Field Monitors?


NEAR-FIELD: a compact studio monitor designed for listening at close distances, typically between three and five feet. When sitting at this near-field distance, the listener hears a greater proportion of direct sound from the monitors (compared to the reflected sound bouncing around the room) so, in theory, the effects of poor room acoustics are greatly reduced.

FAR-FIELD: “Farfield Monitors’ are Studio Reference Monitors directed toward the room, rather than to mix position. These monitors are generally used for the ‘fun’ listening, where high dB ratings are required, and fine accoustics are generally not. (Though, given proper accoustic design and treatment, they can be useful even in the mix environment). “


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