High quality near-field monitors, slightly bass light. . The audio fidelity on these is way above the £150 price range for highs and mids. Vocals and high/mid instruments are really enjoyable. I would compare the quality with equipment costing several times as much: they have precision but also seem to flow nicely. Remember these are nearfield monitors so the sweet spot for listening is sitting just in front of them, so they make excellent computer speakers. It is important to realise before buying these that the bass response is limited. Yes you can hear bass guitar lines, of course, so it is acceptable. But i doubt there is anything much going on below 60hz, so they can lack depth and presence. I think adding a sub-woofer is likely to give you another big step up in sound. The avid m-audio sbx10 active subwoofer uk would probably be ideal, but of course this puts the total package up to £400.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule (a £10k cabinet of a line array system is going to sound better than a hifi bought on the high street). Monitor speakers (generally) bridge the gap between hifi and pa. Theyre required to have the spl and connectivity of a pa and the audio nuances of hi-fi, of course there are exceptions to the rule (a £10k cabinet of a line array system is going to sound better than a hifi bought on the high street). The point is these bx-8s do the job perfectly. An 8 inch driver negates the need for a separate sub-woofer. The connectivity is as youd expect from a professional grade speakers. Ive got them connected to a roland drum kit. Theyre louder than any acoustic drum kit would be and the quality (in my opinion) vastly outweighs the price tag. If it helps, i run a cedia accredited company and id recommend these professionally.
M-Audio BX8 D2 Professional 2 Way Active Studio Monitor Speakers (for Music Production and Mixing, 8 inch), Pair
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- Professional class A/B bi-amplified design with 130 W of distributed power for studio-grade cohesive, accurate sound
- Superior transparent sound quality: 8 inch low-frequency drivers with Kevlar cones for rich, defined lows and 125 inch high-frequency drivers with natural silk domes and integrated waveguides for smooth, clear highs
- Versatile, conveniently located XLR balanced and 1/4 inch balanced/unbalanced inputs for connecting mixers, amplifiers, instruments, DJ gear and more
- Magnetic shielding eliminates interference with other electronic equipment ensuring accurate sonic reproduction – ideal for complex studio setup configurations
- Extended low-frequency response down to 38 Hz courtesy of optimized rear ports that minimize air turbulence and acoustic distortion; includes two isolation pads and pinhole power LEDs tailored for accurate positioning and convenient identification of the optimum listening position
- Ensure the speaker is well ventilated and not pushed flat up against a wall. Check for clipping in the signal chain. Check panning to ensure that an equal signal is being sent to both left and right speakers. Check fuses if the speaker isn’t powering up. Try swapping cables and audio sources.
Nice highs and lows; a little lacking in the mid-range. But at this price range i think they’re great.
Awesome starter speakers for anyone learning serious mixing. . These speakers are the best speakers for learning how to get bass right. They are the reason that i am a professional record producer today. Ignore the nay-sayers, get bass right with these and you’ll have a solid grounding – it will however take you upmost of 4/5 years to start getting it really right. I know you’re all thinking ‘nah. ‘ but come back in 5 years and agree with me. Rome certainly wasn’t built in a day. Also make sure that you get your room right or you’ll forever be compensating low end boom and wool – but that’s the fun of learning what good sound is.
Probably the greatest purchase i have made on amazon to date. Very good quality for their price and really easy to transport and store, have carried these up and down the country with relative ease.
M-Audio BX8 D2 Professional 2 Way Active Studio Monitor Speakers (for Music Production and Mixing, 8 inch), Pair : These bx5 d2s sound great when i’m djing in my studio room which is 5 x 5 metres. These actually sound better than bigger speakers in a room this size. I also have the bx8s, but in my opinion they only sound significantly better in a room that’s bigger than 7 x 7 metres, then especially when combined with the b10s subwoofer these sound really great. M-audio are great value for money, i recommended this bx series if you are new to producing or djing and want something that sounds great without breaking the bank.