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Should I get Studio Monitors?

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What's up, guys!?

So, I'm wanting to hifi up my speakers a bit. I was considering one of the following:
Yamaha HS80M 8"
KRK Rokit 8 8"
M-Audio BX8 D2 8"

I'd also probably get the subwoofer that goes with each of these monitors, but that would probably have to happen later down the road since these run about $500 a pair, which is the top of my budget.

As I kept researching these, the primary use seems to be for music mixing / producing. Some people even went as far to say that they were bad for general use, since they reveal flaws in traditional music.

What do you guys think? Should I go with a pair of Studio Monitors, or something else? Kind of leaning towards the Yamaha HS80m...

Use will be primarily music, but since it's also my gaming machine... lots of games, too.
post #2 of 4
I have a pair of Mackie MR5MK2s and they sound amazing hooked up to my Asus Essence One DAC. I'd never go back after picking them up. I'm considering picking up 2 more at the end of the summer as well smile.gif

I haven't noticed any "flaws" in traditional music myself...
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How big is your room?
For small rooms a 8" speaker is too big and will cause bass issues.
You should do some minor acoustic treatment and speaker placement to get the max out of the speakers after you get them , this is very important to get really good sound even with crap speakers.
I would stay away from m-audio for now, avid just sold them and they were bought by numark, so it's an unstable company right now even tough numark makes some good stuff.
The best thing you can do is head out to a music store with a cd you know really good, some audio clips from a movie you really like and some audio clips from the games you usually play and know the sound of them well and play them in every monitor until you find one in your price range that really makes you feel happy.

But yeah , badly mixed and produced music and sound will stand out as you loose the tipical "safe room" wich consumer speakers have by enhancing some lower frequencies.
You might not even need a sub , trust me , if you do get 8" monitors and you place them well, the bass will be more than enough to make you jump when someone headshots in Battlefield hahahaha.
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The best thing you can do is head out to a music store with a cd you know really good, some audio clips from a movie you really like and some audio clips from the games you usually play and know the sound of them well and play them in every monitor until you find one in your price range that really makes you feel happy..[/quote]

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