What did you a/b against the asp8 ?
Quite a few monitors.
right off the top of my head
Tannoy Precision 8D.. i didn't like them. i'd take the asp8's over them in a second
Genelec 1031... i've never been a fan of these monitors but they happen to translate well. overall the asp8's "SOUNDED" better but weren't as true"
Geneclec 8050....these monitors i mix on when i engineer at my partners studio. i personally told him to get the adams S2.5A's over the,. i'm not to fond of them. i feel as if they're over emphasized around 3-6k...and they can't be anywhere near flat. when i play a mix with guitars though them they have huge presence even though i know i ducked the guitar or have them in the background.
... i like these monitors and if i had the money back when i bought the mackies i would've spend the extra and just got the adams. some of my best mixes have been b/c these monitors. i can do 2 mixes and call it day with the adams. with the 8050's i find myself doing like 4-5 mixes at times... keep going back adjusting something... dynaudio bm15A
... it was a toss up. i was gonna buy these over the mackies but when i had a chance to demo them in my mixing area i chose the mackies over them but i do like the bm15a
. i could mix on them all day with out a problem
Mackie 824... i never liked them, but i never had a chance to use them in a good room. once i got them in a good room and played them side by side with the asp8's.. i was like wow.. they offer a much truer sound for me. i played songs that i know didn't have a lot of bass and it was smooth as can get though the mackies.. though the events i hear rumbles and bass that actually isn't in the song.( i have 2 of the best 12inch subs money can buy with great amps in my car and they didn't have the extra rumble i heard in the asp8's )
JBL LSR4328P... just messed with them 2 weeks ago. my boy bought them to replace his 20/20bas's... they're alright. i need more time on them and a chance to really sit down and mix on them... wasn't to fond of their low end
like i said its just me. i feel the asp8's ARE good monitors hell i use to always tell ppl to get them.. but when it comes to me mixing on them.. naw...
my next set of monitors like i said will be either the Bearfoot MM27's or my new best friends i mixed on last night, Klein & Hummel 0300D