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Studio monitors

by lookitselmo on Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:14 pm

Hi guys,

Thinking about getting me some new studio monitors and i was hoping to get some ideas and suggestion off of you guys. Im thinking about getting the M-audio BX5A or BX8A, Rokit, or Yamaha HS series..what you guys have in mind?
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Re: Studio monitors

by Prince De Sad on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:01 pm

I have myself M-Audio BX5A they are good for the price but they saturating quickly when you put volume lil bit up :roll:

About Rokit or RK8 (it is not rk8?) I have tried these monitor speakers in friend home studio they are really awesome , massive sound, tight and clear as crystal ,even on big amplified sound sytem :)


Bout Yamaha HS (80) ,i also tried these in another mate's studio ,i really and definitivgely dislike them ! :evil: The sound is really bassy and (or) cliky in same time i dunno how to explain it sound like a vaccum cleaner in distress :P :lol: ,you can ofc regulate what frequencies you want exaclty hear with fews button (rear face's) ,this confused me alot ,i think it's good to do wrong mix :wink:
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Re: Studio monitors

by cylum on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:32 pm

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Re: Studio monitors

by mayank on Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:31 pm

I bought a pair of Yamaha HS80Ms just last month.

The reason for that was that I researched in 50 different forums and asked a lot of people. All of them said the Yamaha HS80M is the best monitor in its price range.

So the main question here is, what is your budget?

Really good monitors start at around $250 a piece. Also, once you get your monitor, don't expect it to completely blow your mind away without treating your room first. Although I must say I was quite impressed by the Yams even in an untreated room.

Go to any forum, read anywhere, you'll always find good first hand reviews from users of the Yamaha HS80M. The HS50M might not be a great monitor because of the missing low end.

I heard the KRK Rokit RP8 and they are too bass heavy. The Rokit RP6 G2 were much better (cylum's monitors).

I also heard a few moderately priced Behringer, M-Audio and nothing came close to the HS80M and RP6.

I can only recommend these 2 to you. Also, I don't think it's a good idea to buy expensive monitors for an untreated environment.
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Re: Studio monitors

by erikh on Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:47 pm

Monitors is personal, the most important thing when you buy monitors is that you like the sound of them. Frequency response is of course important but the main thing is that you enjoy listening to them for many hours without getting tired. Visit your nearest music store and listen to some different monitors. Personaly I don't like Yamaha HS series because I think the sound is bit to sharp/fatiguing. I think both the Rokit and M-audio sounds good for their price. But remember you can get second hand Genelec or Adam monitors for the same price as new M-audio...
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Re: Studio monitors

by mayank on Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:34 pm

erikh wrote:Monitors is personal, the most important thing when you buy monitors is that you like the sound of them.


I would have to disagree with you, slightly.

I think the sole purpose of studio monitors is to allow you to get your mixes translate as good as possible onto other listening systems like clubs, car stereos etc.

To quote,
Yamaha wrote:remember it's not just important that monitors sound good; they have to be an honest reference for your mix.


To do be able to do that, you need monitors which are true and transparent. You might not like the sound of what you hear from the monitor, but it is quite possible that that's how your mix is and you need to fix it. Conversely, if you like the sound coming out of a particular monitor, it is not necessary that it will translate well onto other systems.

That's why you need to buy monitors that are proven to give better translations. For this, you need opinions from experts who've tried and tested a lot of different monitors. So you should actually research quite a bit before making the final decision.

Having said that, fatigue is a genuine issue with all monitors and you need to know when to take a break :wink: If you don't feel the need to take a break and mix hours on end, you're probably ruining the mix completely by not letting your ears rest.

Second hand monitors are indeed a good choice, if you find good ones. Adam A7, for example, is awesome.
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Re: Studio monitors

by erikh on Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:38 am

mayank wrote:Having said that, fatigue is a genuine issue with all monitors


When it comes to fatigue there are a BIG difference between monitors, a monitor does not need to be fatiguing. Clear does not have to be the same as sharp/harsh. Adam A7 as you mentioned are clear but in a nice and smoth way, you can listen to them without getting tired. Alesis monitors are also smoth. If you use monitors that you like you are going to enjoy the mixing/mastering part much more than if you have monitors you don't like...
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Re: Studio monitors

by Prince De Sad on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:44 pm

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Re: Studio monitors

by Ameyah on Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:55 pm

yh i really heard only good things about the KRK's. but never tried them.
and i have some studio pics from Sean Tyas and he use them also in his new studio. also Phillip Alpha and daniel kandi using them - so they cant be so bad. :lol:
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Re: Studio monitors

by Discordia on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:54 pm

I Tryed the Yamaha, and as some guys said before, its one of the best qualitty/price deal in the market nowdays...Perhaps they are not as sharp as the krk, but the low is deffo better in the yamaha, also, it all depends of the size of your studio and how good you made the acoustic treatment on it!
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Re: Studio monitors

by johnlegend on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:13 am

KRK G3 , monkey banana, Adam , they are good to try
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