Back to basics question for most here probably and I know it gets done to death on a regular basis, but:
- Studio monitors are designed to give a flat response without colouration. Get it. But isn't that what we all want? To hear the recording how it was mixed/produced and how it was intended to be heard?
- Isn't starting with a flat response and using EQ/DSP going to give better customisation?
- How many folks are doing just this nowadays and using monitors in a living room environment?
- I know monitors are generally active as well, but who cares if (in theory) the sound is completely flat/transparent?