For years I had the dilemma of being unable to mix on my KRK V6 Series monitors due to inhibiting living conditions. No one, other than yourself (and perhaps another understanding producer) , can deal with repetitive loops due to intricate mixing. Also, this inhibits your ability to truly personalize your mix and develop your skills. I bought the VRM box because of this dilemma and on a skeptical high hope that it would fix my issue.
I originally bought the Denon AH-D2000 to accompany this box, but due to poor structural integrity (It arrived broken), I had to return the headphones. I then opted to get the $100 cheaper Shure SRH-840's due to their flat frequency response and solid design.
At first listen, I was somewhat disappointed since I honestly didn't know what to expect. I only knew that I didn't like the way that the VRM distorted the sound on my headphones. I was also confused as to what setting to mix with. However, with an attempt to mix on a certain setting, I was blown away by the translation of the mix to my KRK V6 monitors! I also realized that each setting produced perfectly good, but different translations. The mixing possibilities were vast!
As I understand, Focusrite created the VRM box and tested it with Sennheiser HD series headphones and a variety of others. However, my Shure SRH-840's work just fine and I enjoy them very much.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. In a perfect world, I would still rather produce with monitor speakers, but we don't live in that perfect world and that's why Focusrite made such a perfect product. I had no problems installing or using, quite simply it just sounds like a filter or EQs put on your mix. . Im sure there is some technology that goes into this more than eq, but it hasnt made my mixes translate on other speakers any better or hear hidden details in different frequency ranges.
For how long have you been using it?
About 1 month
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried redline and Canz3D
What thing do you like most/least about it?
- The 3 parts are simulated for me pretty good likeness to the real
- To mix a trip or travel, the VRM Box is very useful
- I know in real life than the simulation of alesis monitor one and I must say it's pretty similar (it's as bad what ...)
- A tool for recording as good to get the best signal with the help of many simulations
- Whether for mixing, for the same reason as above
- Whether for mastering. It is easier to have a small audio interface for testing on different system than having a radio, television, speakers, TV ... separately so that one click you switch between all
- A correction from the headset would be put right.
- Simulations of high-end speakers missing for me (Adam S3X-H, KRK presentation HUMMER KLEIN & O 300 ,...)
- Or mastering speakers (Adam MP1-A, B & W 802D ,...)
- It does not replace the sensation of real speakers, because the headphone is still there, sometimes we forget with the simulation of room but it's different. That said I think it is better to buy a good headphone and a VRMbox (HD800 why not: D) a pair of enclosure at 1000 € with an untreated piece.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Very good! I use it with Ultrasone Pro 900 which is already a quality headset!
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...