Behringer MS40 Speaker Review
Rating: 6/10
Price: $150 (pair)

So recently I’ve seen a lot of people asking about the Behringer MS40’s. For those of you who aren’t acquainted with these little speakers, they are two monitors that go for around $150 for a pair, and a lot of people are now buying them or considering purchasing them for their home studios. This is mainly due to the low cost / affordability of the speakers.

Today I will be reviewing the Behringer MS40’s, why they are good, why they are bad, and whether or not YOU should purchase them for your home studio setup!

So first of all, let’s get into the design and features of these things. More »

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Yamaha HS80M Studio Monitors Review

Rating: 9/10
Price: $350 (per speaker) $600 (pair)

Bikes, boats, keyboards, speakers, what CAN’T Yamaha do. Everything Yamaha creates is a product of quality and timeless-ness, and the Yamaha HS80M Studio Monitors are no different.

Yamaha have created a set of quality studio monitors, which are hailed everywhere by engineers and musicians. They’ve been around for years, and it’s hard to find a pair of 8″ monitors at this price, that can compete. A lot say that they’re better than their more expensive counterparts, but that’s up to personal preference.

So, first of all, how is the design? More »

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Mackie MR5 vs Mackie MR8

Mackie MR5
Price: $360 (pair)
Rating: 8/10

Mackie MR8
Price: $500 (pair)
Rating: 8/10

If you’re serious about your music, then getting a pair of studio reference monitors is a must. The only way to mix your music is to truly hear your tracks. In the past professional monitors were to expensive for the home studio musician, but the Mackie MR series is one of the new affordable monitor series in recent years which have allowed home studio owners to afford professional quality monitors. More »

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Best Studio Monitors under $500
Yes, we’d all like to own the top of the line equipment and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars building top-notch studios if we could, but most of us don’t have that kind of money. That’s why I decided to make this list. I did some research and came up with 10 studio monitors for under $500. I’ll most likely be adding to this list as I research more options, so check back!

*Note – I’ve put these in order of price (per pair), from cheapest to most expensive* More »

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Alesis M1 Active 520 Studio Monitor Review
Rating: 8/10
Price: Around $200 (pair)

Alesis is continuing its tradition of bringing out great quality speakers, and an affordable price.

The Alesis M1 Active 520 speakers are the third generation of the ‘Alesis active series‘. If you’re looking for good quality monitors, and you’re on a tight budget, you should definately consider getting these. They are very modestly priced, but the quality to price ratio is amazing. If  you’re a home/project studio owner, or thinking of purchasing your first studio monitors, the Alesis m1 Active 520′s might be perfect.

They not only look great, but for their price, give great clarity and frequency response.

Now, let’s get into the design. More »

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KRK RP6 G2 Review

Rating: 9/10
Price: $200
(per speaker)

The KRK RP6 G2 Rokit series has long been one of the go to monitors for professional mixers and engineers looking for a great flat monitor to mix with.

If you’re looking for some studio monitors with a great reputation, and aren’t too expensive, the KRK RP6 Generation 2 monitors could be the perfect solution for you.

The main benefit with the Rokit series is the flat response it gives, and the affordability which makes high quality available now to the general public.

So first of all, how is the design? More »

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M-Audio BX5A Deluxe Studio Monitors

 

Rating: 8/10

Price range: $200 (per pair)
M-Audio BX5a Studio monitors.

If you’re a musician or sound engineer looking to build a quality home recording studio, or a music-lover looking to hear more clarity, the M-Audio BX5a Deluxe Monitors could be for you.

M-Audio BX5a Deluxe Monitors are an updated/enhanced version of the popular M-Audio BX5a’s, with better imaging, more bass response, and a fresh new design.

Another great factor is their price, they go for around $250 for a pair, so you won’t have to break your wallet to get some good quality reference monitors.

Now let’s get into some of the specifics! More »

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