Headphones are like learning a new language. Once you are comfortable speaking it, you may actually prefer it. After years of living in NYC and listening to music on headphones – on subway rides and long walks – I am so comfortable on headphones I am not confident in the quality of a mix till I have heard them on my pair of choice. It’s no secret that many musicians are VERY uncomfortable on headphones. One thing I have seen make a huge difference – especially for drummers and singers – is to have them wear headphones they are used to listening to music on. I have watched this INSTANTLY get a vocalist singing much more in tune. Never underestimate the power of making a performer comfortable!