i have a good set head phones and i can say the tones im getting with aplitudes software s pretty dang amazing. im a noob so granted i do not know any better.. i also bought this recording program called acoustica by mix craft paid 50.00 on sale. im learning how to use it. but out of all the recording software i looked at it.. it was the cheapest, and was the simplest to learn.. and youtube had a ton of video how too use it. my whole idea for learning how to record so i could sorta gauge my self since i do not know anyone else who plays who i could learn from so im sorta just learning on my own winging it which means it will take 20 years longer than it should to learn to play a simple song or two that someone may recognize.. im the king noodler.. but, hets its a sit down hobbie this crippled can do. i highly recommend this software:http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/
also, if you lose your serial and what not just email them they will give you the needed info.. no problems what so ever.