A common trick to getting more out of your speakers and hearing better is to simply turn down the volume and mix at a low level.
It's certainly true that this will help you make better balancing decisions, hear punch, compression and dynamics better all around.
But the reason is not that you are somehow magically reducing the impact of your room on the sound from your speakers.
Let me show you why psychoacoustics has a better answer, and how you can find the right "low" volume setting for your room.
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THE PHANTOM SPEAKER TEST
"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."
- Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
- Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
- Get the distance between wall and speakers right
- Get a stereo image like on really good headphones
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