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I had decided on the AudioEngine A5's because all of the reviews I read said that they were the best choice for my budjet of <$400. But I found a great price on some used Bx8a's, $150 less than the A5's, Is the sound quality that much better on the A5's that I should wait for them or jump on the Bx8a's.

These speakers will be mostly used for Electro, Dubstep, House Etc.
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At first I was like what does this have to do with monitors? Anyways, the Swam M10's, AudioEngine A2 or A5, NHT SuperZero 2.0 (with a good amp and possibly sub is heaven), M-Audio BX8a, M-Audio AV40, and some other speakers are great.
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I know those are all good. I just wanted an opinion from someone who has heard the A5's and the Bx8a's.
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Only heard the bx8a's since my brother has a pair in his room, anyways they sound pretty nice although they are about the only monitors i've heard so i cant really compare and give some good feedback here, im also debating between these two monitor sets and the lower bx5a's mostly due to size, those bx8a's are pretty big so you have to have the room for them.

is there any local store that carries both the A5's and bx8a's so you can demo them?
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Unfortunately I live a couple hours away from an electronic stores so I am basing my purchase on internet reviews and forum advice alone. From what I have heard the A5's sound better and they have a sub woofer out, but the bx8a's will go louder and may not necessarily need a sub. Plus the Bx8a's are cheaper. I think that I will just grab them while the deal is still here.
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