this is my first post in the community, please excuse my poor english. i will try my best:
Recently i decided to upgrade my humble "home studio", i used to play a lot with my pod hd500 through my headphones for several months but i just bought a good pair of monitors with a very natural response 2 months ago specially for play guitar at considerable volume and a very clear sound.
The tone with my headphones (shure shr820) is good (not great) i can notice the different options of the EQ, but when i play with my monitors my metal/rock tone sounds weird, fizzy, muddy and without "body". Sounds metallic like a cheap pedal. im really dissapointed, because i thought i was going to have killer tone with so much power and cool dynamics in that expensive and really big pair of monitors. i cant see where is the problem. i tried a lot of customTone patches, same problem.
Schecter hellraiser c1 fr ------> Pod hd500 ---(XLR)----> M-Audio BX8D2 Monitor Speaker pair. (they have only 1 level knob)
Firmware 2.10: (i reinstalled it a lot of times for see an improved sound)
My pod is connected to the monitors with XLR Cables, should i try normal 1/4 cables or 1/4 to xlr?
I really like my pod hd500, but it sounds really weird.