Two of the most valuable tools we have at Octave Records are a pair of Audeze headphones and the FR30 loudspeakers.
Putting the headphones on while setting up a recording mix is an incredibly important tool that allows us to hear deep into the music as if looking through a magnifying glass before switching to the FR30 for the big picture.
Headphones and loudspeakers: an unchallenged microscopic view deep into the music balanced by the tactile sound pressure and grand view of a great loudspeaker, delights the ear and moves the soul.
It makes perfect sense to me why so many of us have both headphones and great speakers.
The best of two worlds.