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1. Mackie MR5 = $300 pair
2. M-Audio Studiophile BX5a Deluxe = $240 pair

Im looking for a good quality monitor pair under $350, mostly for music (rock, jazz, classical, and almost anything else i can find LOL!) and gaming (SC2, BC2, CRYSIS, and L4D2. so if you know of a better monitor choice in this price range please let me know thanks. so far those are the two that ive found that im interested in.
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Umm monitor for music?
Wat?

Just get what ever looks better for gaming. Get some real speakers, built in speakers are not the greatest.
Edited by CovertCover - 12/26/10 at 6:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
Umm monitor for music?
Wat?

Just get what ever looks better for gaming.
Monitor, as in studio monitor speakers.


@OP: I'd go for the BX5a's. Just my 2c.
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Monitor, as in studio monitor speakers.


@OP: I'd go for the BX5a's. Just my 2c.
Thanks, i want a few peoples input before i pull the
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O poop now i feel dumb...

I should read a little less quickly :S Hahah
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O poop now i feel dumb...

I should read a little less quickly :S Hahah
No worries my friend, thats what were here for on OCN to learn about new tech or tech that we dont understand.
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post #7 of 12
I can vouche for the BX5a's. Ive never heard the MR5s before but Ive heard good things about them. You might also want to consider the KRK Rokit 5s.
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post #8 of 12
Like Thumper I can vouch for the BX5a's. Check the trader forum for a pair. I know someone personally that has a pair of LNIB for sale.

http://www.overclock.net/audio/89212...b-m-audio.html

Sorry for the shameless plug.
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I think im going for the KRK Rockit 6 G2 Limited Edition Ferrari Grey, SO PRETTY! thanks for everyones input. +REP!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dizzyscure1 View Post
I think im going for the KRK Rockit 6 G2 Limited Edition Ferrari Grey, SO PRETTY! thanks for everyones input. +REP!
The 6's are nice for sure. However make sure you have the room. I have the 5's and they take up a lot of real estate. The 6's are even bigger.
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