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Investigation into How Reference Sources and the Experience of Technical Ear Training Work in Mixing through Headphones

This paper reports an investigation into how reference sources and the experience of technical ear training work in mixing through headphones. In the experiment, participants were asked to adjust the EQ of the stimulus source while monitoring by using five different types of headphones respectively. There were significant differences between the two groups based on the experience of ear training and in the EQ adjustment results of the high-frequency region depending on whether or not the reference was provided. Based on the experimental results of the experiments, the mixing result has been shown to be influenced by the existence of the reference source and the experience of ear training.

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