Focal CMS 50s, Genelec 8030As or Neumann KH 120s?
I am trying to decide upon some desktop monitors for mixing and near field listening (at ear level, on some isoacoustic stands toed in about 36" apart at ear level with about 36" to my listening position about 1" off a wall behind them). At the price range that I am considering, I am looking at the Focal CMS 50 ($1,390 pair) or the Genelec 8030A ($1,578 pair).
Both of these monitors seem very well liked among 5" monitors. I see that they have different porting schemes (front for Focals and rear for Genelecs). The Focals have more power 80/50w vs. 40/40w for the Genelecs. While they have similar frequency responses, the Genelec have a tighter tolerance (+/-2 dB vs. +/-3 dB). They are quite similarly sized, but the Focal's are much heavier 17 lb vs 12 lb.
I am interested in sonic accuracy and their ability to image a sound stage. Which of these would you recommend and why?