Monitor speakers are speakers that have not been rendered with timbre rendering (tone dyeing), but they are different from high-fidelity. Monitoring is equivalent to full-fidelity. The monitor speaker is a kind of professional audio equipment. Its characteristic is that it can restore the sound of the high, medium and low frequency bands in a balanced manner, without any modification or rendering of the sound playback, and faithfully restore the audio signal.
Hi-Fi is the abbreviation of English High-Fidelity, literally translated as "high fidelity", and its definition is: a reproduced sound that is highly similar to the original sound. So what kind of audio equipment's playback sound is Hi-Fi? So far, it is still difficult to draw definite conclusions. Professionals in the audio industry rely on various instruments and various means to detect various indicators to determine the level of Hi-Fi equipment, while audio enthusiasts often use their ears to determine whether the equipment meets the Hi-Fi in mind. . To judge the high-fidelity of the reproduced sound, not only high-performance equipment and software, but also a good listening environment are required. Therefore, how to correctly measure the Hi-Fi level of audio equipment, there is still a difference between objective testing and subjective evaluation.
Recently, there are several speakers on the market that claim to be monitor speakers. So what exactly is a monitor speaker? What is the difference between HIFI speakers and ordinary speakers? Let's talk about it below.
Stars will wear earplugs when they have concerts or sing on the big stage. What is the function of these earplugs? Everyone will think that this is just to remind the singer of the lyrics and relieve the embarrassment of forgetting the words. In fact, it is called a "feedback headset", which can transmit the singing voice and accompaniment to your ears synchronously through wireless technology, reducing the delay of wireless transmission on the big stage and the singer's own loss of shot. Is this the monitor headset? What exactly is a monitor speaker?
Feedback headphones used by stage singers
Speaking of monitor speakers, many people may have heard of them in the field of professional audio, and they are still very unfamiliar. This starts with the classification of speakers. Speakers can generally be divided into main playback speakers, monitor speakers, and return speakers according to their uses. The main sound box is generally used as the main sound box of the sound system to undertake the main sound playback task. The return sound box is also called the stage monitor speaker. It is generally used on the stage or dance hall for actors or band members to monitor their singing or playing sound. The monitor speakers are used for monitoring when producing audio programs in listening rooms and recording studios. It has the characteristics of small distortion, wide and flat frequency response, clear sound image, and little modification of the signal, so it can reproduce the original appearance of the sound most truly.
Busy work of sound engineer
The sound engineer needs to hear the essence of the sound so that he can know how to modify the sound to achieve perfection. If the sound that has been "modified" is the first thing to hear, no one can guarantee what the final product will be. Look like. So in this sense, the monitor speaker may not be the most suitable speaker product for users to listen to music, because the design concept requires it to pursue the original appearance of the sound source as the starting point, and cannot add any stylized and personalized sound quality. The timbre is rendered, so we should not be able to hear any sound like British or American sound from a good monitor speaker.
From the perspective of music appreciation, whether it is a monitor speaker for the purpose of pure objective playback, or a variety of Hi-Fi speakers and AV speakers that are exquisite and unique, all types of speaker products have their own different user groups. Monitor speakers with minimal stains must be the best choice for listening to music. You can first observe the two pictures below. This is the modified effect. You can modify everything. Do you still dare to believe that the pictures below are night scenes of the same city?
Speaking of which, we need to explain the word sound dye in addition. Sound dyeing is the essence of the sound, the original sound has been subjected to extra interference, redundant sound appears, or the original appearance of the sound is changed. To give a more vivid example: you are speaking into a big jar, and you hear that your voice is different than usual. The space inside the jar changes your voice. This is sound dyeing. The essence of monitor speakers is to try to eliminate the sound pollution caused by speakers.
In fact, more people like the stylized and personalized sound effects produced by various types of Hi-Fi speakers. For Hi-Fi speakers, there will definitely be such and other sound dyeing. Manufacturers will also make subtle modifications to the corresponding frequencies in the sound based on their own understanding of music and the style of the product. This is from an aesthetic perspective. This is just like photographs, monitors and other products. Sometimes some personalized products with a little thicker color and over-rendered flavor will be loved by more people.
What are the differences between HIFI speakers and monitor speakers?
So what kind of audio equipment's playback sound is Hi-Fi? So far, it is still difficult to draw definite conclusions. Professionals in the audio industry rely on various instruments and various means to detect various indicators to determine the level of Hi-Fi equipment, while audio enthusiasts often use their ears to determine whether the equipment meets the Hi-Fi in mind. . To judge the high-fidelity of the reproduced sound, not only high-performance equipment and software, but also a good listening environment are required. Therefore, how to correctly measure the Hi-Fi level of audio equipment, there is still a difference between objective testing and subjective evaluation.