Monitoring your recordings on headphones is convenient and will not disturb anyone, but regular headphones color the sound by adding more bass & treble to what you are hearing. Fine for listening to your iPad, but when you are mixing a track you've just recorded, it is recommended that the sound is as "honest" as it can be. Headphones also exaggerate the stereo image and are only recommended for critical listening of the track. A good set of studio monitors will provide you with a much more realistic understanding of the mix, so you can make any mixing decisions with the confidence that its going to sound great. Popular studio monitors include Yamaha Studio Monitors, M-Audio Studio Monitors and JBL Studio Monitors. As with everything we sell, all our Studio Monitors are supported by our price & satisfaction guarantees and free standard shipping now applies to all orders over $25, including many heavy items.