Random Q: Do you see anything wrong with NOT wearing headphones while recording VO in a non-directed session (alone)?Hey Jordan!
Not at all! Go NAKED! WOOHOO!!!
In all serious, I think even your headphones can fall into the "right tool for the right job" category.
What do I mean by that? Well there's a time to reference or monitor your recording, and there's a time where some spontaneity can be just what an audition needs to take it up a notch.
In fact, during MOST commercial castings I work on now, I tend to not supply headphones for the talent. I want them to tell ME a story, not to be considering how THEY sound. I think that can be a helpful tool to employ occasionally for the home audition-er as well.
Above all else I would just recommend being comfortable with headphones, without, and using headphones on one ear. Might as well cover your bases right?
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