Hey, I'm in the market for a <250$ reference monitor for light mixing, editing, eq... surgical detail work...
I make mostly electronic/dance music, but my taste is quite eclectic, so I end up working on all sorts of stuff.
I've been reading a lot of threads and reviews, trying to narrow my selection down..
I started off wanting the Audio-Technica M50, due to glowing endorsement.. but it seems like it would be too bassy and coloured for my needs.
Also considered the AKG K701/702s.. and these look like exactly what I need, but I don't have the budget to shell out for them AND a decent amp... I am going to be running straight from my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, and as I read, these are a waste without a $300+ amp.
soo.. right now my top contenders right now are:
-Fischer FA-003 / Brainwavz hm5 / Jaycar studio monitors (are the jaycars really legit? 50 bucks???)
-KRK KNS-8400 .. heard really good things about the detail..
-AKG k240... classic, industry standard, I've used them before, and liked them, but didn't love them either.
so, any thoughts?
I am open minded as to open or closed designs, as long as the headphone is:
clear, honest, and detailed in all frequencies. something revealing, neutral, flat... along the lines of a studio monitor speaker.
present and defined bass is important, but I want it to be honest, not overhyped.
I know that's a lot to ask for in the price range, but here we are
any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by HeardAnimal - 10/19/13 at 4:57am