You can do that, but I always use the left 1/4" out into a direct box then XLR into the stage box/snake. The reason is that stereo is summed to mono if you use the L/mono 1/4" output, but you don't get left and right summed from only one XLR. That can make a bid difference especially on delays. And... I've never been anywhere that I could run stereo to FOH.
From a monitoring aspect, it depends on how good and flexible the monitoring system is. Most of the time I have been on an Aviom or Hearback system where I had control of my mix. Other guys use a powered full range monitor directly off of the HD500 for their "More ME" stage sound.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:22 PM (in response to 1HighRoller)Re: Any recommendations for connecting HD500 live?
I use the Left/mono 1/4" > Direct Box > XLR > Snake, with Aviom IE.
From what Ive understood the only time to use the XLR outputs on the HD unit, is when you can use both and have two channels available on the mixer and the PA is run in Stereo. (most don't)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to 1HighRoller)Re: Any recommendations for connecting HD500 live?
Thanks for the help guys, it's much appreciated. I just picked up a set of Bose IE2 ear buds for the Aviom; hopefully those will be sufficient. We'll find out how it goes this weekend. : )