Is it just me or is it always like this: You play a gig - everything feels and sounds absolutely great. The energy is wonderful and all your bandmates sound really good. Like you could bottle the energy and sell it in a recording. Two days after the gig you listen to the recording and it sounds like crap. The lead player is out of tune, the comper's solo sounds like he's tripping over himself trying to get his ilnes across and every rake and attempt you tried on the bass sounds like you're rushing or making clams. If course when you play the recording for a 3rd party, they tell you they don't hear anything wrong. It sounds good to them. Certainly bad audio gear does have an effect on playback. It seems that listening on a set of headphones - you lose a lot of presence but it somehow exposes all the ltitle nuances that make your recording sound bad.