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Quality assurance. You want a good set of monitors so that you hear every detail in the sound that is being recorded, mixed, or mastered. For the average person out there they probably can't hear the fine aspects of the music that's being recorded. A trained professional can listen to something and point out flaws.

A good pair of studio monitors is essential for mixing a record. You need to hear every detail of every sound. Some people with home studios use headphones to mix. This is a problem because almost all consumer grade headphones have distorted sounds, especially in the bass (i.e. bass boost). These will give you a sense of more bass being there, so they turn the bass down. This means when you put it on a regular speaker, the bass will be too low.

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