I have both the Kemper Kabinet and a pair of Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro headphones. I do NOT yet have monitor speakers.
What I realized is that the EQs of my profiles sound quite different between the headphones and the Kabinet. I usually much prefer the sound of the Kabinet since it has more presence and clarity than the headphones. If I adjust a profile with headphones it often sounds too harsh and spikey with the Kabinet.
I picked the 880 Pros since they are supposed to be some of the most neutral studio headphones out there.
I usually play the Kabinet somewhere around -30db and -25db since it's a tiny room I'm practicing in.
Here are my questions:
1. How come I hear such a difference between neutral headphones and the Kabinet? (I already tried to play with the SPACE function)
2. Which of the two sounds would be closer to the FOH experience?
3. When it comes to recording: I have a waves plugin in which I can choose my headphones and then it compensates the EQ. The result is quite different from the EQ without the plugin. Is there a point to this although the headphones are actually famous for sounding neutral?
4. At what db level does the Kabinet sound most "as it is" or "neutral" or does that depend on the profile? What I mean is, if I use the Kabinet as a stage monitor, at what db level will it sound most like what the audience hears via FOH? In my experience the tonal profile changes quite a bit with different volume levels of my Kabinet.
Thanks for your input!