19 Single person operation: use of headphones
The only way you can tell exactly what you are recording, and the quality thereof, is by wearing headphones. If you're not constantly monitoring the sound track, it's all too easy to miss any fizz, crackle, pop or extraneous noise or interference which always manages to materialize at critical moments.
Choosing the correct headphones for everyday use is most important, as you need to ensure that they are of sufficient quality to accurately monitor your sound balance. At the same time, they should allow you to hear sound from around you, and be comfortable to wear for long periods of time. (See also Section 36, Equipment.)
Thus, having to use hired or pool equipment can be problematic with respect ...